The European Commission have announced today that Thursday the 6th of October is going to be the launch date for the EBCG or European Border and Coast Guard agency but there are a lot of unanswered questions. According to the Commission press release, the new agency will ensure […]
Born and raised in Ireland. A lover of cars, rugby and European politics. Freelance writer and co-founder and editor of Europa United. Ken loves the idea of freedom of movement and is a committed Europhile.
It seems that the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s plan to close the door on Hungary’s border backfired a bit today when turnout figures, although not fully confirmed yet, are showing at less than 50 per cent, which means that the referendum is void due to a low […]
In a new series of interviews called ‘European Voices’ Europa United editor, Ken Sweeney, talks with citizens of the EU and learns about their ideas, struggles or adventures across the continent of Europe. In this edition, Ken talks to Michael Patterson, a native of the United Kingdom, but […]
It’s going to be a long and difficult road ahead for those involved in Brexit and it looks like the problems are already beginning in Northern Ireland as old rivalries re-surface. A target date was announced yesterday for the establishment of an all-Ireland forum to discuss the impact […]
In the second of our ‘In Conversation With’ series, Europa United‘s Ken Sweeney talks to Alyn Smith, the Scottish MEP who stood up for Scotland in the European Parliament and rained on Nigel Farage’s parade with his impassionate speech about Scotland remaining in the European Union. We get […]
When news broke last year of the scandal involving Volkswagen Audi Group’s attempts to hide emission figures by tampering with the software in their cars, many car enthusiasts knew that this was going to be the tip of a very large iceberg. Yesterday those suspicions came true when […]
It appeared on the outside that following Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of The European Union address on Wednesday the meeting of 27 leaders of the EU states would be a dynamic get-together to tackle the problems currently facing the EU. With Britain not present, the plan was to work […]