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Responsible University: Exploring the Nordic Context a [...]

What is the ‘responsible university’? What does it mean for universities to address the Sustainable Development Goals? And what is specific about universities in the Nordic countries? These are some of the questions addressed in a new book ‘Responsible University: Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond’, edited by Mads P. Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Lars […]

Conducting EU foreign policy in times of crises and dissent

In the last decade, dissent among EU member states about the EU’s fundamental values has increased as a result of some national governments’ refusal to implement decisions and consent to previously agreed policy on issues related to human rights, rule of law and migration.

Operational overlap between the EU and NATO: An empir [...]

The EU and NATO crisis response operations have been widely debated from a division of labour perspective. For some scholars, there has been a de facto partition of work between these operations, as NATO focuses on the higher intensity tasks of peace enforcement and peacekeeping while EU is mainly involved in the lower end of conflict prevention and post-conflict management.

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National parliaments' role in the fight against corruption

Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska |

By constraining the powers of executives and developing a political culture of accountability, national parliaments play a key role in the fight against corruption. However, their normative powers may be marginalized in the process of democratic consolidation. Based on original research from three European states, Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska argues that weak parliaments contribute to the vicious […]

The Truman Doctrine Redux: 21st Century American Foreign Policy and Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East

europeanaffairs |

The Truman Doctrine Redux: 21st Century American Foreign Policy and Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East By  Vassilios Damiras, Ph.D. International Relations Expert   The Genesis of the Doctrine The geostrategic role of the Truman Doctrine in helping prevent the fall of the then Greek kingdom to communism during the late 1940s created a […]

Critique as an opportunity for legitimation: the case of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Claire Godet |

Criticisms directed at the European Union (EU) and its institutions over the past decade have often been interpreted as a sign of fundamental weakness. However, using the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as an example, Claire Godet argues that contestation should not be seen as a sign of failure, but rather as an opportunity for […]

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From financial crisis to legitimacy crisis?

Chris Lord |

In the wake of the financial crisis, EU governments spent taxpayers’ money to rescue European banks. That displaced a financial crisis into political systems by straining public finances and social protections in all EU member states. Some states were brought to the point of insolvency, and the survival of the EU’s single currency, perhaps even […]

The New Remainers: How To Stay European After Brexit

Alex Klaushofer |

The weeks and months following Brexit are taking those of us who would have preferred the UK to stay in the EU into strange new territory. While politicians and technocrats get on with working out the practicalities, the question for us ordinary Europhiles is: how to remain European? On this new terrain is the underlying […]

EU continues its CAP scam that UK failed to stop

eurDemocracy |

20, February, 2020 At the European Council of 20 February, David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament called the draft €1 Trillion budget for 2021-27, that the Commission and the Council had prepared, ‘unacceptable‘. Why? Was he defending the taxpayer at this extravagance? No. He wants more money, more taxes for spending on European projects. Cutting […]

Don't blame voters for Brexit

Jon Danzig |

24-hours after the EU referendum of 24 June 2016, I posted this on my blog: ‘Just over half of those who voted bought manky lies dressed up as a better life after Brexit. ‘They were told they’d get their country back. Their lives would be transformed. More jobs, homes, schools and hospitals. Less migrants. No […]

Europe's "oxygen vessel" TANAP

Editor |

Last November, the town of Ipsala on the Turkish-Greek border welcomed two leaders – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. The handshake under the flashes of hundreds of cameramen symbolized the formal completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). And, possibly, the beginning of a new era

When one door closes, another opens…

gulayicoz |

On Monday, 10th Feb, I attended the UCL’s European Careers Event 2020. It was organised for graduates, particularly of the UCL and others. Since I am not an institutionalised academic, I do not have a piece of first-hand knowledge to what talks are taking places in the European Studies Departments across the country about the […]

Economic Nationalism and Bank Resolution in Italy

JCMS |

Shawn Donnelly Is economic nationalism still alive when it comes to banking in the EU, and if so, what drives it? How have EU institutions responded so far? And in the process, do the Commission and the Single Resolution Board (SRB) have flexibility on the enforcement of bank resolution rules and can these rules be […]

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PoliticsatSurrey |

36 hours. That’s about how long we actually had a wide-spread debate about what’s actually in the Withdrawal Agreement, back when it was agreed late in 2018. Yes, it’s been thrown around in debate ever since, but it was only for that brief window that the substance got a decent sounding and consideration in the […]

Responsible University: Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

Europe of Knowledge |

What is the ‘responsible university’? What does it mean for universities to address the Sustainable Development Goals? And what is specific about universities in the Nordic countries? These are some of the questions addressed in a new book ‘Responsible University: Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond’, edited by Mads P. Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Lars […]

Baltic Yearbook of International Law, Volume 17 (2017/2018), Issue 1

Jaanika Erne |

A new issue of The Baltic Yearbook of International Law – Volume 17 (2017/2018) 1, has been recently published. The number contains the articles: Hent Kalmo, „Principles and Pragmatism in State Succession: Bargaining in the Economic Affairs Commission of the Tartu Peace Conference“, pp. 1–23 Jaanika Erne, „On the Borders of Law, History and Politics: […]

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