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EEP and COVID-19: Different Countries, One Challenge

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While the coronavirus pandemic and climate change are inherently different issues, they share two important characteristics: both are global crises that threaten the lives of millions of people. Yet only one crisis has inspired widespread, drastic action from countries across the globe.

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Could we be facing another Eurozone crisis?

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The gap between Italian and German yields widened to more than 2.2 percentage points, reversing more than half of the narrowing seen since the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announced its €750bn monetary stimulus. Italy’s borrowing costs remain above their levels at the beginning of the year. Investors worry about mounting debt to fund the country’s response […]

Coronavirus-19: Who is fooled by viral Fake News?

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Coronavirus: Who is fooled by viral Fake News? By David Heilbron Price, EurDemocracy.com   My question to the EU Commission press conference: “Coronavirus 19 broke out in Wuhan, China in November 2019. What does the EU research conclude about its origin? Is it natural or artificial? The Chinese reports have proved unreliable. (See WHO Tweet). China […]

CDU leadership race: Right-shift with Merz would be high risk gamble

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Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party was going to hold a special congress on April 25, 2020 to decide its new leader. But the COVID 19 virus pandemic caused postponement. Nevertheless, once made, the choice will send a clear signal about who will run for chancellor for the party in next year’s German federal election and on which party-political […]

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Derrida’s Other: Difference of Europe

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‘Other’ is an important concept in Derrida’s metaphysics which makes him unique from other philosophers. Mustapha Chérif, an Algerian former diplomat who shared only the love for Algeria with Jacques Derrida, talked highly of Jacques Derrida. He propagated that Derrida is the only scholar who has assimilated the others, other than secular West or Christian […]

The health, stupid. Thoughts on Spain in state of alarm and the limitation of fundamental rights

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The health, stupid. Thoughts on Spain in state of alarm and the limitation of fundamental rights.   Joaquín Sarrión Esteve Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow.   On 14 March 2020 Spain entered in the constitutional state of alarm (Estado de Alarma), according to the article 116(2) of the Spanish Constitution for the second time […]

The Unintended Consequences of Brexit: Sinn Féin’s New Look and the Feasibility of a United Ireland

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The general elections held in Ireland on 8 February 2020, have witnessed the decrease of traditional parties’ electoral support and the rise of Sinn Féin, the left-wing party and former political wing of the IRA. Rather than being another populist phenomenon in Europe, this unusual (but not unexpected) victory could bring about more interesting developments […]

Linking non-compliance with the rule of law in the EU to the management of the EU budget

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On 20-21 February 2020, European Union heads of state met for a special European Council, dedicated to the EU long-term budget for 2021-2027.  It ended without a political agreement; soon, another summit will take place for further negotiations. Today I will not write about what why the EU’s long-term budget (2021-2027) did not go through; […]

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