Europa United contributor, Sean McLaughlin asses the career of former Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy and argues that his resignation was abrupt and that maybe Spain will be the poorer for it. Mariano Rajoy left Spain’s Palacio de las Cortes on 31 May after over seven years as the country’s Prime Minister. It is regretful […]
My day job is a financial analyst for Latin America in London.
Aside from this, I am building a profile as a commentator on political and economic developments on the European continent. Below is my Facebook commentary profile and email address.
Sean McLaughlin - Europe Commentator
In his previous article Sean McLaughlin looked at how elements of Italian society are adapting in accepting refugees and migrants. Here, Sean seeks to explain that Italy’s response at a national level has been just as admirable. Arrivals of large amounts of peoples to Italy’s southern shores is […]
Europa United contributor Sean McLaughlin highlights the south Italian region of Calabria, where refugees are contributing to the revival of local villages and bringing life and colour back into a forgotten part of Italy. Sean was in Italy to see first hand how the country is dealing with one of […]
Notions that Europe’s deep and rich cultures would one-day work together has disciples long back in history. It can be found in the writings of St Colombanus, a 9th century Irish scholar, who traversed the waters of the Rhine, and established colleges from Meath, to Milan, to Brigganz. […]
Brexit was a surprise. Perhaps a reason for the surprise was that so few foresaw that so many reasons would come together to influence the outcome. Many of these have been documented before such as: had Cameron not called a referendum; if Blair had chosen the option to delay […]
Many believe that the Anglo-American way of life holds the key to western civilisation and is the envy of the world. The belief is that popular culture espouses personal freedom, open economies make societies prosper whilst their strong and involved militaries hold the ring in an anarchic world […]
Many people in Britain believe that the country joined the European Community in 1973 at the expense of its global ties with countries like Australia. The argument goes: since membership of the EEC/EU, the common external tariff (customs union) of the European Union, and with it, the inability therefore for […]