Ideas on Europe

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Monthly Archives: January 2015

UKIP’s 100 ideas

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On Tuesday’s 100-days-to-go mark for the general election, UKIP published a list of ‘100 great reasons‘ to vote for them. Quite aside from the framing issues here – they’re not described as policies, for example – it’s also interesting to see where the party’s emphasis lies. With this in mind, I’ve made a small breakdown in […]

EU governance 3.0 – in search of a characterisation

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The economic governance framework, established by the EU since the crisis and recession of the late 2000s, presents a new paradigm within which health policy must operate. Distinct from existing models of EU governance, it presents a challenge for health policy-makers and raises the question of a second ‘governance turn’ in EU studies. This post […]

Lessons from Greece

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The origins of the crisis facing the EU in its relations with Greece date back to the launch of the euro in 1999. Everyone knew that Greece did not satisfy the entry criteria but the figures were massaged and the country was allowed to join on the grounds that the discipline imposed by the Growth […]

Greece’s SYRIZA-led government and the future of the EU’s foreign policy

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The fact that SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) won last Sunday’s national elections in Greece was not a surprise. It had been leading opinion polls for months. The fact that the radical left SYRIZA formed a coalition government with the right wing ANEL (Independent Greeks) within hours of its electoral victory was not particularly […]

A Year of Blogging on Environmental Europe

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Buzzing with fresh ideas on how to make our voices heard beyond the infamous academic ‘Ivory Tower’ after a UACES Student Forum Seminar in London in autumn 2013 and a course on social media at the University of East Anglia (UEA), we decided to set up this blog as a joint project. Given that it’s […]