Category Archives: Europe

Jul 23 2018

The nationalist Italian government is a challenge to the Church

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By Alessandro Franzi The new Italian government, formed by the Five Stars Movement and the League, also poses a challenge to the Catholic Church. However, it is not only its populist tones that create a division between State and religious … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2018

Italy’s Eurosceptic Turn

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By Roberto Orsi Italy has a new government. Matching the unprecedented results of the election of 4 March, this new government marks the beginning of something never seen before. Italy is the first country in the Western half of the … Continue reading

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Jun 6 2018

The Counterfactual Imagination of Populist Euroscepticism

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By Max Hänska and Vassilios Paipais Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, as populists from both the left and right hold up their retrograde visions of gloriously assertive and blissfully self-reliant nation states. The installation of a populist and eurosceptic government in … Continue reading

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Apr 30 2018

Brexit and migrant voters: Conservative support in London wards

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By Joachim Wehner English local elections on 3 May take place as migrants might be finding a less divided political voice than at any time since the vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). The 2016 Referendum created … Continue reading

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Mar 19 2018

Immigration, Welfare Chauvinism and the Support for Radical Right Parties in Europe

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By Luis Cornago Bonal and Delia Zollinger Over a decade ago, Alesina and Glaeser (2004) argued that support for welfare policies in Europe will decrease as European countries become more ethnically diverse, primarily due to the difficulties of maintaining solidarity … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2018

Could the Current Reform Plan Make the Eurozone Sustainable?

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By Konstantinos Myrodias The Eurozone is recovering from a long crisis; growth rates are turning positive across the Eurozone after a decade, business confidence is rising. Current accounts are balanced after the brutal adjustment in the periphery. The overall unemployment in the … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2018

EU migration opens a whole Brexit can of worms

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By Alessio  Colonnelli Putting a cap on EU immigration was all that mattered for many. But now, what about Belfast and Dublin? No need for a border, they say. Soft Brexit will do, it’s the only sensible way. As long as those … Continue reading

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Jan 9 2018

Portugal: Euro Zone’s brightening socio-economic outlook

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In the present post, Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso analyses some of the more important points contained in the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Portugal. It offers an analysis of the socio-economic position of Portugal once the austerity measures are … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2017

Governing Migration: The Responsibility of European Society and the Limits of Morality

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By Federico Nicolaci Contemporary mass migration patterns and dynamics pose an entirely new set of questions that European leadership should urgently articulate and answer. It is not easy: the issue is highly contentious and countries have different views as to … Continue reading

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Dec 12 2017

A review of Nathalie Tocci’s ‘Framing the EU Global Strategy’

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By Mary Kaldor In this post Mary Kaldor reviews Nathalie Tocci’s book: Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World  Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2017 During the referendum on British membership of the European … Continue reading

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