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Is Olaf Scholz’s European foreign policy failing?

Dr Nicholas Wright is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Surrey’s Centre for Britain in Europe. A version of this article was published previously on the Encompass website. Since becoming chancellor at the head of Germany’s first three-party federal level coalition in December 2021, Olaf Scholz has enjoyed a torrid time. On assuming office, […]


CBE Scholarship Award

By Sam Moffoot, Winner of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic year 2021-22 The paper for which I have been awarded the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship was submitted as a part of the module European Security and Diplomacy, a module I was keen to take due to its […]


How the War in Ukraine Puts Climate Action in Peril

by Will Hitt As Russia turns off the gas in response to sanctions, energy insecurity in Europe is exposed, the price of energy surges, European economies suffer from soaring inflation, and climate action is put on the back burner in the name of public security. Introduction Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, alongside the tragic […]


My Research Associate Role at the CBE – by Megan Isherwood

I am hugely grateful for all the invaluable opportunities that the Centre for Britain and Europe offered me as a Research Associate. In a project conducting a COVID-19 impact assessment of the key sectors of Surrey’s economy, I was appointed Research Lead for the Healthcare and Epidemiology cluster. This provided me with the chance to […]


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