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The EU’s struggle to recover the proceeds of grand corruption

eufinacco |

by Thomas Ewert Last year’s report by Transparency International EU (TI EU) about asset restitution in Europe showcases what is a rather ‘unequal race’. On the one hand, we have autocrats and officials from non-EU countries attempting to hide their illegally acquired assets (tens of billions of dollars) in the European Union (EU). On the other hand, we […]

Migration Evangelism to French Commuters: Political transnationalism of France-based African migrants on board of trains

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Drawing from political transnationalism of African migrants in France, Dr Tshimpaka argues that France-based African migrant combatants from Francophone countries, transnationally network within the 'Rassemblement des Africains et Afro-descendants pour la Souverneite’ de Afrique' (RAASA) to contest the European narrative on African migration, that they deem to be misleading.

The future of Europe is being decided now

Future of Europe blog |

Given the ravages of the coronavirus crisis, the future of Europe cannot be one of permanent division between its northern and southern states. We are going through the gravest European crisis since the integration project began. The divisions which emerged during the European Council on March 26th are unprecedented in the history of the European […]

 COVID-19 triggered Open and Relaxed times in Hungary (II)

Gulay Icoz |

In my last blog, I have introduced Gourevitch’s (1986) description of critical juncture to analyse the COVID-19 crisis as a critical juncture in breaking the routine and the normality, which the large part of the World was enjoying since the WWII.  While Gourevitch (1986) argues critical junctures are ‘open moments’ where political actors make ‘system […]

In God we trust? Identity, institutions and international solidarity in Europe

JCMS |

Why do some European citizens support sharing economic resources across national borders within the EU while others do not? While the EU and its supporters stand for ‘solidarity across borders’, opponents to increased economic integration argue that the money is better spent at home, exemplified by the Brexit leave campaign’s slogan “we can spend our […]

EU Narratives of Regionalism Promotion to ASEAN

JCMS |

The European Union (EU) has at times presented itself as a beacon of hope and admiration within and beyond Europe. Some of the stories that it has told about itself have implied that Europe’s integration experience is successful and useful for other regions, and assumed that other regions were drawing on the EU experience.

If I wrote this article in Hungary, I could go to prison

Jon Danzig |

The Hungarian Parliament this week voted by a large majority to suspend democracy and press freedom indefinitely. The reason given is to control the coronavirus. But it’s clear that the real reason is to control the people, and to ensure that the Hungarian government under the authoritarian rule of Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is not […]

CDU leadership race: Right-shift with Merz would be high risk gamble

Professor John Ryan |

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party was going to hold a special congress on April 25, 2020 to decide its new leader. But the COVID 19 virus pandemic caused postponement. Nevertheless, once made, the choice will send a clear signal about who will run for chancellor for the party in next year’s German federal election and on which party-political […]

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