The European Union and the Good Friday Agreement: the EU’s involvement in peace

At the end of the First World War, the official war artist and Irishman, William Orpen, was commissioned to paint the signing of the peace treaty at Versailles. What his employers, the British Ministry of Information, had hoped would be a memorialization of the Allies’ victory, became, in Orpen’s hands, a subtle critique of the…

“The European Way of Life”

What is the European Commission? Following her election in July, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced her team of commissioners, also known as the College of Commissioners, on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union. It is the sole EU institution with the right to…