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The Price of Victory, by Michael Charlton, published by the British Broadcasting Corporation, London in 1983, ISBN 0 563 20055 3

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The Price of Victory, by Michael Charlton consists of a series of transcripts of BBC radio interviews the author conducted with civil servants and politicians involved with Britain’s diplomatic relationship with European countries following the Second World War.  The theme of the book is Britain’s attitude to the project of European integration from 1945 to […]

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An energy drink, rather than the opium of the people

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It is difficult to imagine fiercer football rivalries than the ones between ‘The Big Three’ of Istanbul – Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş. The clashes between their supporters – often violent, always noisy – are legendary. Yet many of the (mainly foreign) media and eyewitnessess report that the current protests against the authoritarian turn of Recep Tayyip […]

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Wales and the EU

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The Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe: Europeanising Devolution conference (Cardiff, 24 May 2013) presented a paradox for Wales’s engagement with the EU; while Europe is extremely important for Wales engagement seems to be lacking. On the one hand it was recognised that the EU has the potential to offer Wales several benefits. On top […]

HSBC Bank: Is Britain’s future in Europe?

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At yesterday’s AGM, I asked HSBC what impact the UK leaving the EU would have on the bank’s optimistic plans for the future. Their group chairman, Douglas Flint, replied, “It is important that Europe comes out stronger and Britain remains at the heart.” He added that whilst there’s uncertainty around what the trading relationship might […]

Limited push for Europe in Danish ombudsman practice – 40 Years after

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The most important development as to the European Union law impact on Danish Ombudsman practice is the predominant non-impact. So far, a European influx is difficult to detect in the subareas of the broad ambit of Danish ombudsman control.

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) […]

Bavarian politicians, Bulgarian politics

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‘We will put an end to the populism of the Left’ – with this firm promise Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former Bulgarian Minister of the Interior, and current deputy-president of the party ‘Citizens of European Development for Bulgaria’ (abbreviated in Bulgarian as GERB), addressed the Brussels politicians [1].

Denmark and the 1973 Enlargement: The Dual Impact

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The question ‘What have been the most significant changes in the 1973 accession states as a result of EU membership?’ is highly relevant, but also one-dimensional as it does not address the other side of the bilateral relationship, namely the changes in the EU as a consequence of the 1973 enlargement. This answer therefore will include both sides of the relationship, and it will concentrate on the EU-Danish relationship.

Preparing a Special Issue for African Security at Nottingham Trent University 14 Jan 2013

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Following our workshop in June 2012 at Wits Rural Facility near Krugerpark in South Africa we have decided to relocate to Europe in order to prepare our papers for a special issue at African Security. The dominating theme was policy convergence in the security field and its different forms and types which can be observed […]

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‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’

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Workshop at the University of Southern Denmark Conference room: O98 , Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense 30 November 2012   This workshop on ‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’ will take place at the University of Southern Denmark on 30 November 2012. The event is intended to initiate the establishment of a network of scholars and […]

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