Apart from a few years in the middle-east, I've lived my whole life in europe; the great majority in britain. I am a european, both from conviction and pragmatism. Europe, of which the uk remains a part, is helping forge a new way forward for the world. It is a lighthouse of how old enemies can become not just new allies, but so closely bound and integrated that their future prosperity depends on them hanging ever closer together. At its best, europe brings real benefits from bigger and freer flowing markets, economies of scale, the circulation of best practice and safety in numbers. I have written a lot about europe, mainly in my guise of new europe, and you can read it all here. Watch the clip, by oscar-winning producer alice doyard

how will the treaty of lisbon affect emu (june 2008)

[with Wouter Coussens and Inigo Arruga Oleaga] Lisbon introduces several changes to EMU, both specifically and as an indirect consequence of other changes. This paper comprehensively sets out how Lisbon modifies the current Treaties, and analyses in clear language how that will affect EMU. Essentially, the monetary pillar is left untouched, whilst the economic pillar is potentially provided with a greater degree of decision-making autonomy for the euro area.

Attached File: Lisbon.pdf