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Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’

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Workshop at the University of Southern Denmark Conference room: O98 , Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense 30 November 2012   This workshop on ‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’ will take place at the University of Southern Denmark on 30 November 2012. The event is intended to initiate the establishment of a network of scholars and […]

Resistance is Futile (2)

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The story of Tonio Borg’s confirmation as the next Maltese Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection keeps getting stranger. In response to the objections in the S&D group, the Parliament has listed a series of commitments that Mr. Borg is to make in order to be confirmed. They are: The delivery of the legislative proposal […]

Is EUROPA governed by Berlin?

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. I I EC EIT EIB TED ETF ECB COR Curia Europarl PRELEX Consilium EEAS Eurozone Eurojust EMA Biodiversity EESC Bookshop Europol European Council EDA We Mean Business EDPS EuroparlTV EIGE ACER OLAF EASA EASO EFSA EFCA EMSA ESMA OAMI ECHA ECDC OSHA MADB ENISA BEREC ESPAS EU-UN EACEA CORDIS ERA EEA ECA FRA ERC GSA EUR-LEX EMCDDA CEDEFOP FRONTEX CERT CDT Is EUROPA governed by Berlin, […]

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Fortress Europe, Schengen and the European Sphere

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“[H]ow can the public debate necessary to make the EU a genuine ‘land of immigration’ take place if there is no common, democratic European ‘public sphere’, and no space for genuine intra-European political debate? The desire for such debate is connected to the need for a common sphere of social and public interaction within the […]

Resistance is Futile

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Parts of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, as well as their civil society supporters, seem to have taken a rather unusual approach to the question of whether the Conservative Maltese Tonio Borg should be permitted to serve as the new Commissioner for Health and Consumer Affairs. In general, their objection seems to be […]

Extended book review: “La théorie de l’information” by Aurélien Bellanger

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I first stumbled over “La théorie de l’information” by Aurélien Bellanger – published this summer – in a review by Le Soir about a month ago. It was a sunny Saturday morning, a rare occasion here in Brussels, and I was reading the weekend edition of the Belgian newspaper over a breakfast in a café. […]