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EU membership for just 34p a day each

Jon Danzig |

Being a member of the EU costs on average only around 34p a day each. That’s a bargain, especially as the value of EU benefits far outweigh the cost. The Confederation of British Industry has calculated that EU membership is worth around £3,000 a year to every British family — a return of nearly £10 for each […]

Labour's Brexit policy is on page 88 of their manifesto

Jon Danzig |

  Brexit takes a low priority in Labour’s general election manifesto, as does Remain. That will be a disappointment to Labour Remainers, who represent a significant majority of the party’s members and voters. Labour’s policy on Brexit is just three pages long and nestled deep in their manifesto on page 88. That probably tells us as […]

We should have the courage to admit that Brexit is nuts

Jon Danzig |

Britain’s been negotiating to leave the EU, just so we can negotiate another arrangement to get back as much as possible of what we’ve already got as an EU member, but on considerably inferior terms. If we don’t get what we want (i.e. the EU benefits we desperately want back after we’ve left), the government […]

Rescaling a Think Tank Model at European Level

Europe of Knowledge |

Tatyana Bajenova In the recent article Rescaling expertise in EU policy-making: European think tanks and their reliance on symbolic, political and network capital (Bajenova 2019) that appeared in the Globalisation, Societies and Education Journal, Tatyana Bajenova has examined the strategies which think tanks (TTs) employ to influence EU decision-making. Unlike some recent studies of European […]

Regulation 2019/1896 on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX)

David Fernandez-Rojo |

Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 and the recently adopted Regulation (EU) No. 2019/1896 represent the third and fourthlegislative revision of FRONTEX’ mandate and functions since the Agency was established. The adoption of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 was extraordinarily fast since it did not take a year between its proposal by the Commission on 15 December 2015 and […]

EU Science Diplomacy in the Southern Neighbourhood with a Bourdieusian Twist

Zane Šime |

 Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   This blog entry is a follow-up to the research agenda published last month. It presents further details of the research project. It captures the evolving complexity of the research project since the most recent reflections on Bourdieusian influences in the EU studies have encouraged embracing not just one of the overall three taxonomies […]

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