Director: Brendan Donnelly
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The Federal Trust is a think tank that studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it. In more recent years, it has supplemented its European work by studies on devolution and regional government in the United Kingdom and a series of reports on global governance.
The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research. The Federal Trust draws on an impressive variety of intellectual resources. Its Patrons and Council Members are prominent individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. Its Research Fellows and staff combine expertise in diverse disciplines including law, finance, economics and politics. The Federal Trust also attracts for its publications and projects the regular help of well-regarded outside experts and practitioners. As a result of the varied expertise on which it draws, the Trust is able to reflect in its work a broad spectrum of ideas and approaches to the questions of national and international governance in which it is interested.
- “Brexit: A Strange Taboo”, Brendan Donnelly (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- Video podcast: “Brexit Is Dimming the Lights of the City of London”, Graham Bishop (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “The Macron Obsession: a Very English Virus”, Denis MacShane (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “A Definition of the EU as Farewell Present for Chancellor Merkel”, Jaap Hoeksma (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Music, Musicians and Brexit”, Peter Cook (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- WATCH: European Solidarity in Action | #EuropeChats Episode 8
- “The UK data regime after Brexit: No good options”, Hugh Lawson-Tancred (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Brexit, the Euro and Rejoin”, John Stevens (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Brexit: Rejoiners should learn from Remainers”, Brendan Donnelly (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “The German elections and the future of the euro”, John Stevens (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)