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Patricia Hogwood

Patricia Hogwood

I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Oct 29, 2017 14:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office – but it won't be an easy one

Sep 25, 2017 08:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish...

The Angela Merkel model – or how to succeed in German politics

Sep 21, 2017 14:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

When Angela Merkel first became Chancellor of Germany in 2005, she was a virtual unknown. Critics were sceptical about her staying power. There were confident predictions that she wouldnt see out the 100-day honeymoon...

Angela Merkel's G20 challenge

Jul 08, 2017 18:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The timing of the G20 summit in Hamburg could hardly be more significant for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The worlds leading forum for international cooperation on world economic growth, international trade and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How Theresa May's election disaster looks from continental Europe

Jun 09, 2017 17:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

After Theresa Mays car-crash election campaign, there is doubt among key players in the European Union about whether the UK will be in a position to resume the Brexit talks on time. That leaves both Britain and other...

A new president and a chance for Germany to face its demons

Feb 15, 2017 09:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Frank-Walter Steinmeiers election as Germanys president represents a rare opportunity for his country. While the role is essentially ceremonial, Steinmeiers background, combined with a dramatically changing global...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Theresa Mays Brexit: how Europe reacted

Jan 18, 2017 16:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Could British premier Theresa Mays Brexit statement have been any more bullish? Her abrasive tone and thinly veiled threats might almost have been designed to enrage a European elite already irritated over the UKs...

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Economy

US legislators to vote on bill that may delist Chinese firms

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill threatening to boot Chinese companies, including behemoths like Alibaba and Baidu, out of American stock markets. The bill, entitled Holding Foreign Companies...

Japan, China hope travel restart would boost economies

Japan and China are hopeful that the easing of border controls and compulsory 14-day quarantine requirements to expedite their economic recoveries. The two countries started accepting visa applications for business...

South Korea's tariffs on Japanese steel found illegal by WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that South Korea violated the international anti-dumping agreement when it renewed a series of 15.39 percent duties on Japanese stainless steel bars in 2017. According to the WTO...

China imposes 212% tariffs on Australia's wine, claims dumping

Chinese regulators would impose tariffs of between 107.1 and 212.1 percent on Australian wines after finding preliminary evidence of dumping, causing material damage to the domestic wine industry in China. An...

Oil price reaches highest level since March due to promising vaccine, Biden transition

Oil surged to $47 a barrel Tuesday, its highest level since in March on Tuesday, due to AstraZenecas promising coronavirus vaccine that spurred demand recovery hopes and US President-elect Joe Bidens transition to the...

Politics

Barack Obama talks about the bond between his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are parents to Malia and Sasha Obama. In an interview, the former president talked about the bond between the two siblings, sharing that the sisters have become...

Joe Biden suffers foot fracture while playing with dog Major

President-elect Joe Biden is already in the midst of preparing for his inauguration on January 20, 2021. However, Biden may have to attend his inauguration wearing a boot following an accident that resulted in him...

Melania Trump unveils decorated White House for Christmas

Even with the ongoing pandemic, people are still determined to celebrate Christmas, including first lady Melania Trump. Melania recently unveiled the White House Christmas decorations in time for the holidays. The first...

Donald Trump attacks judges following dismissal of voter fraud claims

States are already certifying the results of their respective elections much to the chagrin of Donald Trump. Following the recent dismissal of a lower court order to delay certification of results, Trump blasted the judges...

Science

Asteroid news: Hayabusa2 samples of Ryugu arriving at Earth in two weeks

Space agencies all over the world are already ahead of us in tackling possible asteroid collisions that may happen in the future. Japans own space agency is already making progress in studying one particular asteroid,...

Asteroid alert: Mysterious minimoon to make an approach to Earth next week

Back in September, astronomers were left speculating about the asteroid 2020 SO even after it was first spotted approaching our planet. As the mysterious space object makes itself visible again, astronomers now have...

Reincarnation: Top NASA scientist believed there is scientific proof of life after death

One of the biggest mysteries in life is the concept of the afterlife, something that could only be viewed in a more spiritual sense than scientific. However, one top NASA scientist believed that there is scientific...

Climate change warning: Antarctica's ice sheet may become unstable if global warming continues

The whole world may be suffering from climate change, but the icy region of Antarctica is among the worst-hit. As the ice has already melted at a concerning rate, scientists have warned that the ice sheet of the continent...

Technology

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro appears in certification filings hinting at early 2021 launch

Wireless earbuds have been include in the annual product launch traditions of major tech companies, including Samsung. While others stick to just one name every year, it appears that Samsung is switching it up again in...

Apple Watch Series 7 expected to sport ‘improved form factor’ in 2021

Major tech companies plan for their upcoming devices years in advance. It is then not surprising that just a couple of months since the Apple Watch Series 6 arrived in the market, fans are already hearing about the changes...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ cross-saves will work easier on Xbox than on PlayStation

Cyberpunk 2077 is less than two weeks away from going live, hopefully, for real this time. To help console players prepare, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the game will support cross-saves from one generation of console to...

Xiaomi Mi 11 launch moves up to January 2021, known leaker reports

It appears that Xiaomi Mi 11 is joining the list of smartphones that could be launched earlier than anticipated in 2021. Meanwhile, one of the reported changes in the upcoming series is the adoption of the 120Hz refresh...

MIUI 13’s rumored compatibility list doesn’t mention Xiaomi Mi 8 series

Any avid fan of the Xiaomi smartphone brand and its sub-brands is not just excited about the upcoming smartphones the company will release in the coming year. They also know that they should be anticipating the release of...
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