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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, speaking after last week’s round in the EU-UK negotiation.

When the EU and UK concluded their fourth week-long round of negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship on June 5, it appeared the negotiation was stalemated. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, said, as he had after the earlier rounds, there was no substantial progress;...

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin discussing the new Irish government Saturday after Martin’s election as Taoiseach.

In February, voters in Ireland went to the polls and gave Sinn Féin, for many years the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, a stunning victory. It won 24.5 percent of the First Preference Votes in the country’s Single Transferable Vote form of proportional representation, an increase of...

As the COVID-19 pandemic brings labor exploitation and worker vulnerability into full view, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel of experts online that focused on labor supply chains, how they function, how they have evolved over time, and...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel telling CDU Bundestag members crisis over Constitutional Court ruling ‘solvable’, May 11.

On May 5, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In addition to raising fundamental constitutional questions about the relationship between national law...

Joseph Manning

The following article appeared in Nature World News on June 23 and features the work of Joseph Manning, the William K. and Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics and...