I was tasked with writing something about the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) agreed between the UK and EU recently. I had struggled through the often repetitive draft, all 585 pages of it, so deferred my article until it had been debated, amended and taken back to Brussels for EU approval. Then […]
I am a social anthropologist who specialises in the human rights of children. In practice I have worked on the street with 'street children', child labour, young migrants, young people with HIV and AIDS. My work has taken me to around 40 countries, most of them developing nations, at least four of them have been in a state of conflict or war, thus taking me to the front line in two. My theoretical work began with migration; I have worked on, written and published on citizenship and generally best know as an 'expert' on the human rights of children. I have a broad knowledge of human and civil rights for all ages, environmental issues and have been politically active most of my life. I am an internationalist and supporter of the principle of European federalisation.
Where is the concept of European federalism in this modern era of fast running politics? And who exactly is it trying to appeal to? Brian Milne gives a funny, brutal but honest assessment of the movement and finds that it is long road ahead before we may see […]
Europa United contributor Brain Milne has spent a lifetime looking at the social world and no other section of that world angers him more than the existence of homelessness. Now, more than ever, homeless people need assistance but it seems that some of the solutions are far more […]
Is democracy still evolving or has it been the victim of deliberate political idiocracy with the recent resurgence of populism around the world? Brain Milne gives a detailed examination of the current status of European democracy and how it is dealing with an apparent crisis of conscience. Democracy is at a crossroads where one road leads straight […]
Europa United contributor is not happy with the current status of the European federalist movement and while Brain sets out to expose some of the myths about European concepts of federalism, he is not here to beat it up – quite the contrary actually because Brian is hoping […]
Over the last ten years, EU investment in youth initiatives has been substantial but has the end result been the rise in populism while middle income earners and older generations feel neglected and left out of the union? This was a discussion between a number of Europa United’s team and […]
We Europeans usually value one of the qualities our continent has produced is civilisation in its present and almost universal form. The exceptions are few and very far from this continent, yet for all of the ‘primitiveness’ of the way some of them live, there are traits here […]