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About Simon Berlaymont

Simon Berlaymont is a pseudonym. The writer has extensive professional knowledge of the inner workings of the European Union.

Articles by Simon Berlaymont

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tony Blair and Europe

Tony Blair came to power in Britain in 1997 promising a fresh era in Britain's often difficult relationship with the European Union. Has the soon-to-depart prime minister succeeded? An experienced writer with extensive professional knowledge of the union's inner workings, Simon Berlaymont, draws up a balance-sheet of achievement and failure.

What the European Union is

The European Union bubble has burst. It is time to redefine the European project’s core purposes, says insider Simon Berlaymont.
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