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The European Parliament: a history of self-empowerment

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, we welcome Dr Mechthild Roos, from the University of Augsburg in Germany.         euradio · The European Parliament: a history of self-empowerment – Ideas on Europe     This week, you’re taking us back to the democratic roots of the European integration project. Tell us […]

Telegraph spreads nonsense about the EU

Jon Danzig |

Former Conservative MEP, Daniel Hannan, has penned an article for The Telegraph with the headline: ‘Poland is learning, as Britain did, that the  EU will never let its members be sovereign’ What nonsense. The EU is not a foreign power lording over the members. The EU IS the members. All EU laws and treaties are […]

Dr Borja Garcia “Ideas on Europe”

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, we welcome Dr Borja Garcia from Loughborough University, in the United Kingdom.       euradio · Borja Garcia “Ideas on Europe” – 22/10/2021   Borja, your research refers often to what is called the “European Model of Sport”. […]

Making sense of the UK's approach to the Protocol

Simon Usherwood |

Just a short post this week, since I already wrote about this in a Twitter thread earlier in the week: The thread was an attempt to make sense of what the UK is doing and whether it might work. As you’ll see, I’m not that confident that it will. Conversations with people on both sides […]

Prof Helen Drake “Ideas on Europe”

eu!radio |

For our second “Ideas on Europe” editorial, we have the pleasure to welcome today Prof Helen Drake, Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London.   euradio · Ideas On Europe – Helen Drake – 15/10/2021   Helen, you wanted to speak about Franco-British diplomacy and what it tells us […]

BBC Question Time fails to answer my questions

Jon Danzig |

On last week’s BBC Question Time (7 October) host Fiona Bruce announced: “The majority of you voted FOR Brexit in this audience.” She explained: “We select this audience very carefully to be representative”. Her response came after a comment from a member of the audience who said: “We’ve got a lack of foreign workers which […]

Summary: In Conversation with Professor Meri Koivusalo - Trade and Health: When Actions do not match Aspirations

EUhealthgov |

On 7 October 2021, EUHealthGov held its second quarterly seminar. We were delighted to be joined by Professor Meri Koivusalo from Tampere University (Finland) for a discussion on how EU trade negotiations can impact health services. She highlighted a persistent discrepancy between the EU’s aspirations and the reality of health services safeguarding when so-called ‘new […]

B-STA-R: A new dataset to study science diplomacy and global science

Europe of Knowledge |

Nicolas Rüffin In a recent paper, Simon Marginson (2021) analyzes four competing narratives commonly used to explain the growth of global science. He concludes that each of the predominant narratives—growth of networks, international arms races, global markets, and centre-periphery models—falls short from fully explaining all facets of the phenomenon of global science. Consequently, Marginson calls […]

Reworking the Protocol, or just trying to make it work?

Simon Usherwood |

This week has seen the full return of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol to political agendas, after a lull during the UK’s party political conference season. Last night saw the publication of the Commission’s extensive proposals on enabling the implementation of the Protocol, following much consultation both within the EU member states and with Northern Irish […]

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