Democracy Impacts

  • Cameron Raises Possibility of Leaving EU

    October 01, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that in an interview at the beginning of the Conservative Party Conference, British Prime Minister David Cameron stated that he would not campaign for the U.K. to remain in the EU in a proposed referendum in 2017 if, at that time, he finds it is not in the interest of the country to do so.

  • Mach Makes Libertarian Case for EU Withdrawal

    September 24, 2014

    On Reason.com, Petr Mach argues the strongest case for libertarians, in order to deregulate national economies and create competition among European jurisdictions, is secession from the European Union.

  • AfD Prods German Government to Address Voter Concerns

    September 17, 2014

    Comparing the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany ("AfD") to the American Tea Party movement, The Economist reports that the success of upstart AfD in local and European elections is placing pressure on the German Government to respond to the concerns of euroskeptic voters.

  • Civitas Explores Solutions to Issues with British EU Exit

    September 17, 2014

    The British organization Civitas has published a report examining concerns of business leaders and individuals with the possible exit of the U.K. from the EU and proposing solutions to these potential problems.

  • Lord Hill Faces Heat in New Commission Position

    September 17, 2014

    Following the offer to Britain's proposed representative in the European Commission Lord Hill to head the body's financial services portfolio, head of the U.K. Independence Party Nigel Farage warned that the Commissioner could not be trusted to act in the interests of the British people.

  • Tuttle Explores Recent UKIP Success

    September 10, 2014

    At National Review Online, Ian Tuttle explains how the popularity of the U.K. Independence Party ("UKIP") arises from the belief that British has ceded sovereignty to EU institutions, which, he argues, are "anti-democratic."

  • Irish Justice Expresses Subsidiarity Concerns over ECHR

    September 10, 2014

    Irish Supreme Court Justice Adrian Hardiman has questioned whether the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has ignored the principle of subsidiarity by hearing a case when domestic remedies had not yet been exhausted.

  • German Euroskeptic Party Wins State Seats

    September 03, 2014

    Following up on the wave of victories for euroskeptic parties in the European Parliamentary elections, the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany, founded in 2013, has won its first seats in state parliament in Saxony.

  • U.K. Conservative MP Switches to Anti-EU Party

    August 29, 2014

    U.K. Member of Parliament ("MP") Douglas Carswell has announced his defection from the Conservative Party in order to join the U.K. Independence Party ("UKIP") and has called a by-election that may give UKIP, whose platform includes a call for Britain to withdraw from the EU, its first MP.

  • London Report: Leaving EU Is "Viable Option"

    August 06, 2014

    A report on the U.K.'s relationship with the EU commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson finds that a British exit from the bloc would be a "viable option" for London and that the only way the British Government can achieve significant reforms in the EU is if it is serious about the possibility of leaving.

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