The Force is [not] strong with this one…

A lot will be written about Britain’s vote and how it was a statement from people, left, right and centre, who feel excluded from decision-making and who feel they have no voice in how their lives are run from distant, detached powers.

Brexit: The sum of all fears

  Brexit: More than just removing the Union Jack I’ll run the risk of not being very original and write about Brexit…I’ll be even less original and defend my hope that the UK remains in the EU – no surprises or spoilers here and if…

Portugal 2015: A alegoria da democracia / The allegory of democracy

Ainda não sabemos se o próximo governo vai durar até ao fim ou se vai implodir de forma semelhante ao que saiu das eleições de 2009 (também ele minoritário). Visivelmente, a esperança de vida do próximo governo é um tema de interesse para muitos observadores…

This is not the European project you are looking for

At the moment of writing, we still don’t know what the result of today’s referendum will be but that is starting to look accessory. It seems like over the past few weeks, several million parallel realities have taken over: in one of those realities, the…

May the Force be with EU…because others are not

A few days ago in London, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, made a speech at Chatham House, the UK’s most influential foreign policy think tank.

Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are their ways

One of the major difficulties our democracies come across is that quite a few times, the voice that is most listened to is the loudest and the most aggressive. The one field which endlessly bashes its opponents and reduces them to the lowest common denominator…