In The News

March 21, 2019
The June 2016 vote for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, with faulty information distributed throughout the campaign, was the nation remains divided over how to leave. EU leaders agreed on a plan for delaying the Article 50 deadline of March 29: UK can have until 22 May if parliament approves a plan already negotiated with the EU. If the parliament rejects that plan the UK...
Stephen Morris March 21, 2019
Businesses prepare for the chaos of worst-case Brexit scenarios, reports an Ernst & Young Global Limited survey. For financial services companies, that includes plans to transfer £1 trillion in assets from the United Kingdom to Europe. British negotiators struggle to reach a deal that includes freedoms from immigration and European regulations, as desired by just over half of voters in the...
Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton March 19, 2019
France’s prime minister has announced a ban on some protests after repeated and violent clashes in several locations, including the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. France has been under siege by yellow-vest protests for four months and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the ban after “rioters set life-threatening fires, ransacked luxury stores and attacked police around the Champs-Elysees...
Aleksi Teivainen March 13, 2019
More than 1,200 Finnish scientists and hundreds of British researchers have released statements in support of a series of global school strikes by children calling attention to the threat of climate change. The next strike is set for March 15. The researchers point out that the evidence about a warming climate, caused by people’s reliance on fossil fuels, is undeniable, and immediate action is...
Elle Hunt March 12, 2019
Raising children is a long-term endeavor, and parents resist raising children in a disaster-prone setting. As researchers warn about the risks of climate change and journalists document extreme storms, wildfires and floods, people are increasingly wary about bringing children into this world and critical of politicians who take no action. Young adults once hesitated to speak out about such...
Daniel Gros March 10, 2019
The US trade strategy may be to isolate China until the nation enforces property rights and allows foreign investment without technology-sharing requirements. In negotiating post-Brexit trade agreements with the United Kingdom or the European Union, the United States expects to prevent trade partners from making deals with non-market economies, specifically China, explains Daniel Gros, writing...
Philip Stephens March 8, 2019
In supporting Britain’s exit from the European Union, some voters anticipated escaping rules imposed by the European Union. But the British will soon discover that they cannot be rulemakers, explains Philip Stephens for the Financial Times. He recounts criticism about European noise limits on lawnmowers imposed during the 1980s. British complained and investigated the origins of the European...