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EU Strategic Autonomy : Now or Never?

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For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Prof Amelia Hadfield, who is Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe at the University of Surrey, in England.         euradio · EU Strategic Autonomy : Now or Never ? – Ideas on Europe […]

The MFF 2021-2027: what role for the EP, what impact on citizens?

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By Chiara Russo A look to the (not so far) future While the UK has reported the highest number of deaths due Covid-19, countries like Italy are entering into “phase 2”, relaxing strict measures a little and allowing people, not only to meet their nearest relatives and friends, but to take their beloved espresso directly at a café. However, […]

The EU’s response to COVID-19: adapting the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI)

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by Chiara Russo On Friday 17th April 2020, little more than one month after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the European Parliament approved the freeing up of €3.08 billion to support member states’ healthcare systems during this time of crisis. The financing of this action is to come entirely from EU budget. The EP and the Council […]

For a Global European Studies?

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The study of the European Union (EU), as we all know, is a commitment to a particular set of theoretical attachments as much as it is an interest in the institutions within the region of Europe. Terms such as ‘multi-level governance’, ‘supranationalism’, ‘neofunctionalism’ and ‘liberal intergovernmentalism’ are seldom deployed outside of European Studies, or even […]

The Impact of EU Membership on the UK's Politics

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When historians come to analyse and to write the story of Britain’s troubled and turbulent relationship with the other countries of Europe since the end of the Second World War- and they are already beginning to do so [...]

Ireland and the 1973 Enlargement

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As part of the Evolving Europe project, UACES asked participants at the 40 Years since the First Enlargement conference to respond to the question ‘What have been the most significant changes in the 1973 accession states as a result of EU membership?’ Following on from Thorsten Borring Olesen’s response in relation to Denmark,  Elaine Fahey (University of Amsterdam) […]

The New Euroscepticism

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UACES member, Simon Usherwood recently presented a UACES Arena seminar at Edelman | The Centre in Brussels to an audience of over 50 representatives from European institutions, think tanks and pressure groups. An article arising from the seminar has since been published by E!Sharp.  

Interview: Ben Rosamond and the importance of IPE in European Studies

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Ben Rosamond (Copenhaguen University) and Miguel Otero-Iglesias (Oxford Brookes University) discuss the current and future importance of non-mainstream IPE approaches in understanding the European Union and its role in the new world order after the Global Financial Crisis.

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