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Why should we speak abut Europe on the Northern Caucasus?

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The issue of the perception of the European Union (EU) in the North Caucasus deserves special attention. This region, which includes the republics of Dagestan, Chechnya, and Ingushetia, has unique ethnic, cultural, and political characteristics. Unlike other regions of Russia, where ethnic Russians dominate, the North Caucasus is a microcosm where official and unofficial discourses […]

Yesterday’s Women in the European Assembly

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Simona Guerra shares fascinating insights into the backgrounds, challenges, and achievements of the first women in the European Parliament. Learn how their legacies shape our understanding of political representation today.

A tree in Normandy

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Discover the moving story of La Cambe's Peace Garden in Normandy, where a simple maple tree stands as a testament to reconciliation and peace, as told by Albrecht to eu!radio.

How Do Crises Affect Policy Subsystems? The Evolution of Policy Core Beliefs in the EU Asylum Policy


On April 10th, 2024, the European Parliament voted to endorse the European Commission’s proposal on a ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’. After nearly ten years since the so-called 2015 ‘refugee crisis’ and the first proposal for the amendment of the Common European Asylum System with the ‘European Agenda on Migration’, the reform of the EU asylum policy seems to be walking its last steps to the finishing line.

Spinning Brexit as a success story: Three temporal regimes of Brexit legitimation by Boris Johnson’s government


My article, recently published in JCMS, looks into how ongoing policy processes are discursively legitimated. It argues that that in order to satisfy complex demands on their legitimacy, policy makers tend to legitimate them not only by referring to the status quo (the current – new – state of affairs), but also by legitimating the status ad que (the future state) and delegitimating the status quo ante (the previous state).

The Post-Pandemic Parliament

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Join eu!radio as we explore the insights of Mechthild Roos, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Augsburg, on the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Is there an anti-green backlash?

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Jannik Jansen, Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre in Berlin, shares insights with eu!radio from a recent survey, revealing that citizens across Germany, France, and Poland still strongly support ambitious climate action.

Artificial Intelligence and Intersectionality

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Behind the Artificial Intelligence (AI) hype about its numerous benefits, uncomfortable questions concerning the problematic social impacts of AI on issues such as justice, fairness and equality are intensifying. While it has been argued that AI has a potential to eliminate human bias, growing evidence suggests quite the opposite – that AI is amplifying and exacerbating gender, racial, ethnic and other stereotypes.

Why does the EU not learn how to improve its democracy support practices?


The EU has aimed to support democratization in Arab countries for decades, yet the region is still one of the most authoritarian in the world. What is most striking is that the EU has apparently not learnt from its past ineffective democracy support (DS) attempts but continuously reproduces DS malpractices.

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