Should Europe be seriously worried about the latest developments in Italian politics or simply shrug its shoulders and tick off the forthcoming parliamentary elections as yet another convulsion of a chronically unstable system? I have just received a nice envelop from the Italian Consulate in Paris with all the materials to vote to renew the […]
The British Eurocommunist episode plays an important role in my research on the reception and resemioticisation of Antonio Gramsci’s political theorisation into the British intellectual Left. The UACES Microgrant has enabled me to visit Historical Archives of the European Union in Fiesole, Italy.
EUHealthGov is delighted to have been involved in this week’s annual conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). We have hosted three panels this year – two taking place at the in-person conference, in Lille, and one at the virtual conference. On Monday afternoon, we gathered for a panel on EU governance […]
As the attention of the European public opinion has turned to Ukraine, it is our duty and responsibility not to leave the accession plans for the Balkans fall into oblivion, writes Marilena Koppa. Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash. Nineteen years after the Thessaloniki Summit that offered an accession perspective to the Western Balkans, the […]
In most historiographic accounts of European integration, the Maastricht Treaty marks an important step forward on “the long road to unity”.
This article argues that soft balancing offers a useful framework to interpret the EU’s approach, as well as to reconcile its geopolitical narrative with its lack of hard security instruments, and its self-perception as a principled security actor.
In recent years, political debate in many European countries and across the Atlantic has been characterised by the rise of populism, appeals to identity politics and frequent recourse to political myths.
The ‘take back control’ slogan of the Brexit campaign did not resonate with academics and students, for whom, on the contrary, access to EU-wide resources, capabilities and talent signified empowerment and agency.
An earlier article about asset restitution suggested the European Union (EU) takes its example from Switzerland. In cybersecurity, the EU’s institutions appear to be very Swiss – but unfortunately in the sense of a Swiss cheese full of holes.
Dr Marta Hoffman is an assistant professor at Jagiellonian University and, subsidised by EUHealthGov, participated in the 2022 annual conference of the European Consortium for Political Research’s Standing Group on European Union. Below, Marta summarises the core argument made in her presentation, which addressed the relationship between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe […]
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