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Monthly Archives: May 2021

How the Past and the Future shaped the European Defence Fund

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In the past four years the European Union has become an increasingly important actor in the field of defence. One key development, the establishment of a European Defence Fund (EDF) with a budget of 7.953 billion EUR for defence research and development for the period 2021–2027, has generated much interest in academic and policy circles. […]

Reimagining Border in Cross-border Education: Experiences from India and Europe

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Priya Vijaykumar Poojary The current political shifts in the form of increasing populism, the resurgence of nationalism, structural racism, and the pandemic are altering global political environments. These shifts are occurring in tangent with the internationalization of higher education as we witness new regional higher educational models (both intra- and inter) and increasing cross-border academic […]

Building a resource on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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Welcome to EUatOU, my new blog that continues my previous work at Surrey on EU-UK relations, euroscepticism, Brexit and anything else European-y that takes my attention. I’m now based at the Open University in the Department of Politics and International Studies, as well as the next Chair of UACES from September 2021. But you’ve not […]

Welcome to the EU Health Governance network

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Working in, researching, studying or interested to know more about EU health governance? We’re delighted to introduce a new network to connect, support and inform this vibrant, interdisciplinary field – welcome to EUHealthGov! EUHealthGov aims to provide a hub for the exchange of ideas and information on all things EU health governance. It is open […]

Why the EU is a polycentric system of governance

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Elinor Ostrom provides the ideal framework to understand the European Union. Jan P. Vogler explains why. The EU is often subject to biting criticism by its opponents: political speechwriter Aram Bakshian contends that the EU has “a single giant bureaucracy and an imposed-from-above social model” and journalist Leo McKinstry suggests that it is “a federalist […]

Reform #3: Finance and economy (vol. 2) – Economy

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Introduction As previously discussed, the reformation of the united Europe’s finance and economy must start with establishing a fiscal union within the political union of the member states (see Reform #3 vol. 1). After the financial and political preconditions are fulfilled, the leaders of the Republic of the United Europe (or RUE) are going to […]