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David Phinnemore

David Phinnemore

Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast

David Phinnemore is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. He is also Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, as well as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) where he teaches on EU enlargement.

He holds a BA in European Studies (1990) and was awarded his PhD in European Studies by the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1998. His teaching interests are focused on the European Union, notably its institutions, decision-making procedures, external relations and enlargement.

His research interests cover EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, EU external relations and alternatives to EU membership, particularly association.

Post-Brexit trade deal: the gaps worth noting

Dec 29, 2020 14:37 pm UTC| Economy

Plenty of political spin has already been applied to the post-Brexit UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement. This not only glosses over much of the detail, but it can also be decidedly misleading. For example, Boris...

Where the UK's Brexit plan (and Customs Bill) leave Northern Ireland

Jul 19, 2018 14:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The status of the Irish border after Brexit is the most complicated and contested part of the UKs withdrawal from the EU. The UK government insists the issue can only be addressed in the formulation of a new UK-EU...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

The shape of Brexit is probably already written in a 60-year-old document

Feb 28, 2017 06:36 am UTC| Insights & Views

For the United Kingdom, March 2017 represents a significant turning point. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the Brexit clock will start ticking. But March 2017 also...

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Economy

Ford ordered to recall 3 million vehicles in US over deadly Takata airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rejected Ford Motor Cos petition against recalling 3 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags. The auto safety agencys decision also will...

Tesla to route investment in India via Netherlands

US automaker Tesla has decided to route its investment in India via the Netherlands to avail of a treaty between the two countries that lower capital gains tax. The India-Netherlands treaty stands out because of capital...

Hyundai, Kia capture 7% market share in Europe

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Corp. posted a combined market share of a record 7 percent in Europe last year, rising from 6.7 percent in Europe in 2019. However, in line with European market trends, their sales in...

Foxconn to build $270 million Vietnam plant for Apple's MacBooks, iPads

Apple supplier Foxconn has been granted a license to construct a $270 million plant in Bac Giang province, Vietnam, where it would manufacture 8 million MacBooks and iPads annually. Fukang Technology would develop the...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton suggests Donald Trump may have been contacting Vladimir Putin during riots

Outgoing president Donald Trumps ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin remain in the air despite previous revelations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that Trump may have been...

Kamala Harris speaks at Lincoln Memorial in a service to honor COVID-19 deaths

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris would be officially assuming the position in a matter of hours in a scaled-back inauguration due to the pandemic. But prior to the festivities that surround her taking her oath of office,...

Melania Trump reflects on White House tenure in farewell message

It is only a matter of hours before first lady Melania Trump will now become a former first lady to make way for Dr. Jill Biden. On the eve of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration as the new president and vice...

Ivanka Trump exposed: Soon-to-be-former first daughter once denied working for Trump administration

One of the takeaways from the outgoing Trump administration was the outgoing presidents installation of family members and close allies as members of his Cabinet and in White House positions. Among them is his eldest...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2 adds PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controller support

The gaming-focused digital media player has finally received the update that adds support for the controllers of the new-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Nvidia Shield TV version 8.2.2 also delivers...

Apple Fitness+ workout video count nears 300 a month after launch

Apple has updated Fitness+ this week to expand its catalog of hundreds of workout videos. Considering the service is only one month old, its subscribers have a list of requested functions, and one particular feature stands...

'Battlefield 6': Fans should not worry about a cross-gen launch

Battlefield 6 is reportedly planned to launch on previous and new generations of consoles. A recent report claimed that has also figured out a way to avoid Battlefield 6 could be released on last and new-gen...

Samsung Android 11 One UI 3.0 update goes live for mid-range Galaxy M31

The One UI 3.0 update was unveiled more than a month ago, and it appears that it is being added to more Galaxy devices over the last week. Samsung has reportedly delivered the Android 11-based update even to a mid-range...

MacBook Pro 2021 might see MagSafe port’s return and Touch Bar’s removal

A new year means a new lineup of MacBook Pro laptops, and it appears that Apple has a few more things planned than just the routing CPU upgrades. The company is reportedly planning to bring back MagSafe charging while...
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