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Monthly Archives: July 2013

A structural majority of the Eurozone in the single market?

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Next year, the power balance in the EU decision-making on the single market and other related subjects shifts substantially, as the decision-making procedure in the Council is changed to a system based on the double majority of states and population. From the perspective of game theory, I was curious: With four of the six largest […]

Jon Danzig’s ‘Questions for Cash’

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At a debate about the future of the European Union, Jon Danzig asked leading Conservative Eurosceptic, Bill Cash, MP,  if Britain would have more influence in the world if we left the EU.  (Shot on my Samsung smart phone – 2 minutes 47 seconds) Other articles by Jon Danzig: What Nigel Farage told British expats in Spain […]

The puzzle of the shrinking legislative output of the EU

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As a first post to this blog, I would like to start with a puzzle I recently encountered while researching some data on the Council for the Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration (Yearbook of European Integration). Part of the general data we regularly collect for the Council is the number of legislative acts it has passed each […]

Welcome to EU-Analytics!

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Welcome to EU-Analytics! This is experimental academic blog covering all aspects of European Union politics. The main idea behind the blog is to provide data-driven analysis on current EU issues from the debt crisis to democratic legitimacy to foreign and security policy as well as opening up a place to debate current academic work on […]

Should the Private Sector Invest in Schools ?

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Mounting demographic demand begets more good school places in the country. There is a national shortage of good school places, especially in areas such as London, where the number of primary age pupils is increasing fast. In 2011 in England, 17 percent of pupils did not get into their first preference school and 3.5 percent did not […]