At the beginning of April, Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court declared void and ordered a rerun of a February 2016 referendum after ruling that voters were informed erroneously and incompletely before being asked to make a decision on whether married couples and cohabiting partners should pay the same tax. […]
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.
One of the problems that confronts as at this moment in European unity is our inability to see ourselves as a single continent but as nationals of geopolitically separated states. In our third article on the future of Europe beyond Brexit, Brian Milne argues that educating the citizens in the […]
Brian Milne is in charge of this potted (or potty) history of how England made enemies, nearly made friends, lost them, lost their way and now has lost it. 2019 is the year of Brexit. There is an increasingly slim chance it may not happen except that the […]
For about five weeks now the less well off French people have been disagreeing with their government, the head of that government, President Emmanuel Macron, especially. Without going into complicated detail about the reasons, a brief description would be that it was because of a correlation of a […]
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 […]
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 […]