Why Nordic countries are a cornerstone of British foreign policy

By Valentin Kreilinger | 15 February 2011

Currently, David Cameron is the new face on the diplomatic stage in Europe – at the World Economic Forum in Davos, at the European Council Summits in Brussels, at the Security Conference in Munich. If the coalition government plays an active role on the European stage, who are its partners? The analysis of a summit that took place in London in late January, called “UK-Nordic-Baltic”, reveals that British foreign policy has developed a new strategic priority: Northern Europe.

A new British attitude towards Europe?

By Lise Herman | 8 February 2011

In the wake of last week's article, this one follows a conference which took place at Westminster on February 1rst and gathered Members of Parliament from the three main British parties – the Conservative Party, the Labour and the Liberal Democrats. The debate helped us answer these questions: how can we characterize the British new stance towards the EU? And how does the growing division between euro-pragmatists and euro-sceptics affect the UK’s position in the EU?

The EU bill: the victory of euroscepticism in British politics?

By Marion Soury | 1 February 2011

The election of the new coalition government in the UK in spring 2010 has brought a more defensive attitude towards the European Union. A good example of this political change after ten years of “positive pragmatism” under the New Labour government is the European Union Bill. After two readings at the House of Commons, the bill began the Committee stage in January – a word-by-word analysis of the bill’s measures. But for some Conservative MPs, it seems that the bill does not go far enough.

23rd of August: Reconciling memories from east to west

By Valentin Stoian | 19 January 2011

Take a random class in a European highschool and start a discussion on the history and national memories of the twentieth century. It turns out that Westerners often ignore the realities of Eastern European history and impose their memory of World War Two. How is this possible? How can we remedy this at the European level?


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Nouvelle Europe's 2017

By Balázs Gyimesi | January 4 2018

As the New Year begins, it is time to look back at what we achieved in 2017. For Nouvelle Europe, 2017 was a year of successful conferences, numerous articles and four, widely read dossiers on diverse topics.