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UK -v- EU democracy

Jon Danzig |

Brexiters claim that the EU is run by unelected bureaucrats. It’s a laughable claim because it’s untrue. The EU is a democracy, run by elected politicians. By comparison, the UK seems more like a quasi-democracy, with unelected decision-makers and undemocratic practises that would be considered despotic compared to EU standards. Take our Parliament. It consists […]

My real-life adventures

Jon Danzig |

The word Brexit was invented in 2012. It’s when I started to campaign against it, seriously concerned that it could really happen. But what did I do before that? For those who are interested to know, BBC Three Counties Radio broadcast an extended interview with me about my career as a photojournalist just before anyone […]

Polish Security and Defence under the new Tusk Government: A 'go to' Player once more?

Laura Chappell, Michael Martin Richter |

Introduction On 13 December 2023 the new Polish coalition government, formally known as the ‘Coalition of October 15’, composed of Civic Coalition, The Third Way and New Left, was sworn in. Led by Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and with Radosław Sikorski as the Foreign Minister, the current government has some distinct similarities with the last […]

The infamous five Prime Ministers

Jon Danzig |

The five Conservative Prime Ministers of this millennium have cumulatively inflicted such deeply ingrained damage to our country that it may take generations to repair what they have done. Of the five, four strongly supported EU membership before the referendum. They knew in their hearts and heads that Brexit would be ruinous for Britain, but […]

Fieldwork in Turkey at Sabancı University

Samuele C.A. Abrami |

During the path towards a PhD degree, it is undeniable that having a chance to spend some time abroad as a visiting researcher is something that enriches not only the project itself but also the human and professional experience of the candidate. This is even more crucial when one is based at a European University […]

The sun goes down in Retained EU Law, sort of

Simon Usherwood |

Christmas is, of course, the most Brexit-y time of year. Who can forget such classic moments as reading treaties under the tinsel in 2019 and 2020, or pondering the no-confidence vote in 2018 over a glass of eggnog? Obviously keen to keep up the tradition after a couple of fallow years, this time we get […]

Good Will to Migrants? A European Christmas Story

Dermot Hodson |

Every year, the Austrian delegation of the European People's Party, a centre-right political group, donates a Christmas tree to the European Parliament. Grown in Mariazell, in the picturesque forests of the Styrian Alps, this carbon-neutral silver fir is transported to Brussels by train and displayed in the European Union's legislature as a symbol of hope and friendship.  

Approaches to distributional impact assessment in the national budget process across the EU

JCMS |

by Nicola Bazoli (FBK-Irvapp), Carlo Fiorio (University of Milan, FBK-Irvapp), Sonia Marzadro (FBK-Irvapp), Jonathan Pycroft (European Commission), and Loris Vergolini (University of Bologna, FBK-Irvapp) In recent decades, equity has gained prominence in public discourse following the Great Recession and the sovereign debt crisis, which exacerbated income inequality. Distributional Impact Assessment (DIA), intended as a set […]

Summary: EU Governance of Forced Migration – Impacts on Health (and) Equity

EUhealthgov |

On 30 November, EUHealthGov held an In Conversation event on (forced) migration and health. We were delighted to welcome Dr Tamara Tubakovic (LSE), Dr Apostolos Veizis (INTERSOS) and Dr Mechthild Roos (University of Augsburg). The speakers explored how the governance of forced migration affects the health of people on the move, and the role of […]

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