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Monthly Archives: September 2016

EU leaks are back on the agenda – also in the Council

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Yesterday, I was working on a new academic paper on how to do research on EU leaks. And then first the Greens presented their EUleaks platform and later EurActiv published this article about the new Commission anti-leak strategy. So below I publish an internal  Council document with its measures to prevent leaks. My interest on EU leaks […]

ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ: Η Επιστολή της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής προς τον Έλληνα ΥΠΟΙΚ για την Υπόθεση ΕΛΣΤΑΤ

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Παρατίθεται παρακάτω η επιστολή (μεταφρασμένη στα Ελληνικά από τον Αλέξανδρο Κυριακίδη – μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ την αρχική Αγγλική έκδοση στην οποία συντάχθηκε η επιστολή)

The EU is not the USSR

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A Brexiteer in the BBC Question Time audience last Thursday compared the EU to the Soviet Union. It’s an entirely false and unfounded comparison. There is absolutely no resemblance between the EU and the USSR. Such comparisons are reckless, childish and nonsensical. It shows no understanding or respect for those people who truly suffered and […]

It’s not undemocratic to challenge Brexit

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There is nothing else like it on the internet: the unique and growing portfolio of over 300 graphics and articles continuing to present the case every day for Britain to remain in the EU. I started the Reasons2Remain Facebook Community Campaign on Monday 4 April 2016. With a small team of supporters, for the following 11 […]

Knowledge politics and policies section @ ECPR 2016

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Martina Vukasovic The 2016 edition of the General Conference of ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) took place in Prague, 7-10 September 2016. Approximately 2000 participants presented their most recent work in political science, policy analysis, public administration and related areas of inquiry in almost 70 different sections. The newly formed ECPR Standing Group on […]

How Best to Integrate Postgraduate Research into Academic Conferences?

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As academic coordinator of the European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) conference that took place in Brussels this May, Lisanne Groen introduced Young Researchers’ Masterclasses into the fifth edition of the biennial conference. The masterclasses, deemed successful, saw senior scholars give pointed feedback on both papers and presentations of younger scholars, and enabled them to […]