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The old rules don't apply any more

Simon Usherwood |

The non-invitation of Boris Johnson at last week’s European Council on Ukraine came after a period of improved EU-UK relations, driven strongly by the Russian invasion. However, that close cooperation – highlighted by Liz Truss’ appearance at a Foreign Affairs Council earlier in the month. So what gives? I’ve tried to set out so underlying […]

The European Universities Initiative: a game-changer for higher education in Europe?

Europe of Knowledge |

Marina Cino Pagliarello The implementation of a common Higher Education policy has been a long-standing objective of the European Union (Corbett, 2005). The launch of the Bologna Process in 1999 with its aim of creating a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the establishment of the European Research Area (ERA) have been important drivers in […]

Exploring Europol: the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Part 1)

eufinacco |

Europol’s mission and characteristics The European Union’s (EU) body for law enforcement, Europol, was created in 1999 and has its headquarter in the Netherlands, Den Haag. The agency’s role is to help EU member states in combatting the smuggling of migrants. In that task, the agency is one of the main actors in EU policy-making. In its […]

The French presidential elections 2022 in seven easy lessons

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we have the pleasure to welcome again Prof Helen Drake, Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London.

France 2022: Stumbling blocks in collective memory

Albrecht Sonntag |

The first and so far only international football match between France and Algeria took place twenty years ago, on 6 October 2001. The starting point had been the sustained euphoria around the multiethnic character of Les Bleus, the French national team, winners of the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, and their emblematic leader […]

Serbia's risky meandering between the East and the West

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we have the pleasure to welcome again Dr Natasza Styczyńska, from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

We don't want to play anymore

eu!radio |

For our weekly ‘Ideas on Europe’ editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome back Dr Borja García, from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

EU correspondents are needed to make differentiated integration accessible to the public

Asimina Michailidou, Hans-Jörg Trenz |

In a time of growing political complexity and differentiated integration, the role of high-quality journalism on the EU is more important than ever, argue EU3D researchers Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz. Two years into the Conference on the Future of Europe, citizens remain largely unaware of the platform where they are meant to have their […]

The EU needs more than an external unifier

Simon Usherwood |

This post originally appeared on Encompass. When trying to explain why European integration took off after the end of the Second World War, academics typically point towards some combination of factors. As well as the peace project in the wake of Holocaust and of the total war that had ravaged the continent, economic reconstruction and […]

Explainer--Everything you need to know about Hungarian Parliamentary Elections (I)

Gulay Icoz |

On the 3rd of April 2022, Hungarians will walk to the Polling Stations to vote on whether to keep the autocrat or opt for the socially conservative liberal democrat. This is one of the most critical elections in Europe this year since its outcome will determine if Hungary will drift further to autocracy or opt […]

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