Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are highly dependent on Russian gas exports, raising the prospect of bitter arguments to come.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
Put simply, it is the “where” of decisions – it helps policy makers to see where, and how, to focus effort, direct investment and encourage economic activity.
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
Figures from national reported statistics suggest that the UK is in the middle of the range – above Germany & America but below Belgium & Spain.
Scandinavia contains the biggest differences in how the Coronavirus is being tackled, with Sweden and its neighbours taking very different approaches.
Doing so would improve social integration, enhance the contribution that migrants make, and allay public discontent over immigration.
Confessions of use in their youth by politicians raises the case for controlled legalisation – at least of ‘soft’ substances, if not yet of hard ones.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Allowing everything to be dominated by questions of personalities undermines essential thinking about matters of policy.
As a bloc with heightened economic weight, with the UK as a key influence, it would have greater flexibility to negotiate over issues such as immigration and budgetary contributions.
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.