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What role for health promotion in the European Health Union?

EUhealthgov |

This blog entry is a repost from The Progressive Post‘s article ‘What role for health promotion in the European Health Union?’ by Charlotte Godziewski, published on the 26 October 2022 as part of the Dossier entitled ‘Moving towards a Healthier Union‘.    So far, the European Health Union is largely focused on the necessary task […]

The bias changed and we got Brexit

Jon Danzig |

Brexit used to sit on the far side lines of politics. Indeed, the word ‘Brexit’ was only invented in 2012, and until the referendum, most people didn’t know what it meant. (Now it’s in the Oxford English dictionary.) An in-depth study by the Migration Observatory showed that: The volume of press coverage mentioning ‘immigration’ or ‘migration’ declined from 2006 […]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Simon Usherwood |

Another month, another Prime Minister. The ructions in Westminster might well have launched a thousand memes about lettuce, but have also clearly put any policy work on hold. This holds true for British EU policy, where the only clear shift since Boris Johnson’s time in office has been a shift in discourse and framing: both […]

The Crisis of Stability and the Idea of Europe Today

Gerard Delanty |

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the subsequent war that followed, the idea of Europe is once again in question argued Gerard Delanty in his speech at the 15th Ecumenical Social Week organized in Lviv.   Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the subsequent war that followed, […]

Why Brexit is an aberration

Jon Danzig |

For most of the UK’s five decades as a member of the European Union, Britain didn’t want to leave. On the contrary, most Brits wanted us to stay. What’s the proof of that? Well, apart from polling over the years, look at governments and general elections. From 1959 to 2016, every UK government and every […]

Sunak is a bigger Brexiter than Johnson

Jon Danzig |

So, Rishi Sunak has today been crowned the second ‘unelected’ Tory Prime Minister in as many months.  Is the country ‘Ready for Rishi’? Well, the country has no choice. The new Prime Minister has been anointed by just 194 Conservative MPs. We don’t get a say. Although in the UK we don’t directly elect a Prime Minister, […]

Field Trip Report- My Experience at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in Ghana

The UACES Network |

By Silvia Peirolo Security assistance is at the forefront of international engagement in “weak” or “fragile” states. Making so-called fragile states secure and stable is viewed by the international community as essential for dealing with the consequences of the transnational and diffuse nature of insecurity such as trafficking of arms, drugs and human beings and […]

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