In the first of a series of conversations with public figures in the European sphere, Europa United’s Ken Sweeney chats with fellow Irishman and MEP, Brian Hayes, about his role as an MEP, the Euro, federalism, Brexit and Irish neutrality. Brian Hayes is a busy man. It seems […]
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.
After much negotiating and finger pointing about who should actually be in charge, in an announcement yesterday by the European Council the decision to set up a common coast and border guard for the EU has been given a confirmed start date. The new regulation, which the Council […]
This Wednesday 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will deliver his State of the European Union address at the European Parliament. The broadcast is scheduled to at approximately 9.00 a.m CET. The State of the Union speech will be streamed live here: http://ec.europa.eu/soteu. […]
Our colleagues in the European Federalist Party have kindly asked us to help promote a new questionnaire that they have drafted in conjunction with number of other organisations involved in the European movement. I spoke briefly to Pietro De Matteis, President of the European Federalist Party, and I […]
By now, the image reproduced here* has been making its way across the continent of Europe and beyond. The warp speed movement of information that we have at our fingertips has yet again presented us with a local issue that has now become a world wide one. The […]
This is Ireland in 2016. An incredible contrast of social status. Ireland has managed to pull itself out of the quicksand that was the crash in 2008 and subsequent recession that followed and our economy has gone from strength to strength but at what […]
Over the last 24 hours, Europe has been shown the now infamous video of Omran Daqneesh, the 5 year old boy who was pulled from the rubble of a building hit by an air strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The world media is currently hoisting this […]