Pieter Cleppe

Boris shouldn’t write off fossil fuels just yet

21 June 2021 7:34 am

At last week’s G7 summit, Boris Johnson pushed his fellow leaders to back his climate finance plan to support large-scale…

Did Brexit lead to the UK’s vaccine success?

3 December 2020 5:56 am

Today the United Kingdom became the first country in the West to clinically authorise a vaccine protecting against Covid-19, after…

The EU’s state aid hypocrisy

9 September 2020 10:53 pm

Another crucial period has begun in the Brexit saga. Boris Johnson has ruled out extending the transition stage beyond 1…

Lukashenko has learned to ignore the EU's empty threats

21 August 2020 7:10 pm

On Belarus, the EU has been eager to talk the talk. But it has been slower to walk the walk.…

Europe is finally coming to terms with Brexit

6 August 2020 4:00 pm

An article in the Dutch, left-leaning newspaper Het Parool led with the headline ‘Despite Brexit, multinationals prefer London over Amsterdam…

Five measures that could prevent future lockdowns

18 April 2020 12:07 am

That the World Health Organisation hasn’t exactly shone in the coronavirus crisis is now well-documented. It should remind us of…

brexit nanny

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

4 March 2020 4:05 am

The UK government has given the EU a Brexit deadline of four months. No. 10 is threatening to walk away from the negotiating table…

We’re heading for a Singapore-style Brexit, no matter what Boris does

17 December 2019 11:40 pm

Reactions to the landslide victory of Boris Johnson have been rather positive on the other side of the Channel. German…