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The EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Invoking norms and values

JCMS |

The EU's response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 has been unprecedented, displaying rare unity among its member states, especially during the first four months following the invasion. The EU agreed on far-reaching economic and financial sanctions, the most severe sanctions ever imposed by the EU on a third country.

2024 – a decisive year for EU (health) policy making

Dr Louise Bengtsson |

Globally, 2024 has already been hailed as “the ultimate election year” as citizens in over 60 countries are heading to the polls, including in the US. This year, Europe will see several parliamentary elections but also – of course – the elections to the European Parliament (EP). The latter will take place in the EU […]

'Migrant Instrumentalisation' , EU’s Border with Belarus and Russia and Realities on the Ground

Dr Aleksandra Jolkina |

In late November 2023, Finland temporary closed all its border crossing points with Russia in response to the perceived ‘instrumentalisation of migrants’ by that country. This has been made possible by the recent amendments to the Finnish Border Guard Act that allow for border closure in case of a large influx of migrants, deliberately caused […]

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.  

Swiss Elections

eu!radio |

For our weekly editorial by UACES, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, we have the pleasure to welcome Adrian Favero, from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.

The UK’s Association to EU Programmes

eu!radio |

For our weekly editorial by UACES on euradio, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, we have the pleasure to welcome Dr Cleo Davies, from the University of Warwick. 

Tabloid Tales

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For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Dr Kathryn Simpson, Associate Professor in Politics & Economics of the European Union at Keele University.

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