PhD Researcher in International Relations, University of Warwick
Ragnar Weilandt is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick and the Université libre de Bruxelles working on external perceptions of the European Union, Euro-Mediterranean relations and civil-military relations in the Arab world. He also contributes to various newspapers including SPIEGEL ONLINE, ZEIT ONLINE, The European, The Huffington Post UK and zenith - Zeitschrift für den Orient. Ragnar co-founded FactCheckEU.org, a watchdog monitoring European politicans' statements on EU affairs.
If you listen to some left-wing voices proponents of what is being called Lexit the European Union is an undemocratic, neo-liberal empire. It is ruled by Angela Merkel and an army of cold-hearted, faceless bureaucrats in...