Category Archives: European elections

Nov 17 2017

Four graphs about Catalonia and citizens’ attitudes towards the EU

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By Ariane Aumaitre “Is this the Europe that you invite us to build, with a government in prison? How long are you, Europe, going to look away from this coup, from the abuse of our colleagues, who are elected representatives, … Continue reading

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Feb 2 2015

How the Eurozone crisis changed Syriza and how the party can change the Eurozone crisis

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By George Kyris For years, conventional wisdom has said that the role of the EU in national elections is rather insignificant. Even European Parliament elections are often regarded as ‘second order’, where voters use the ballot box in order to … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2014

Five minutes with Timothy Garton Ash: “We’re far more European in the UK than we think we are”

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Is it possible to create a truly European public sphere? In an interview with our colleague Stuart Brown, editor of EUROPP, Timothy Garton Ash discusses the failure of efforts to reignite the enthusiasm of citizens for European integration, the importance … Continue reading

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Nov 20 2014

Crisis Discourses in Europe: Media EU-phemisms and Alternative Narratives

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By Tamsin Murray-Leach It would be catastrophising to claim that euroscepticism won the European elections earlier this year – but it certainly staked a claim. Two years ago, we predicted the capturing of Europe by populist parties in our study of … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2014

“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…”. On the twenty-eight separate European elections of 2014

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By Lorenzo De Sio, Vincenzo Emanuele and Nicola Maggini Together with “a sixpence in her shoe”, there are various items that are recommended as part of a bridal outfit, according to an old English rhyme. Humour might hardly be allowed … Continue reading

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Oct 16 2014

From the idea of Europe to a Europe of ideas

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By Anya Topolski Contrary to the maxim popularised by political scientists that there is no political community without a political identity, what Europe most needs is a political community without identity. The project of the EU should be to create a … Continue reading

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Aug 28 2014

The End of Tolerance and the New Populism

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen Reflections on the 2014 local and European election results have heavily stressed the rise of the populist far right. Clearly they have emerged as a leading political force at home and abroad, but this … Continue reading

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Jun 30 2014

Punishment of mainstream national parties, not Euroscepticism, is behind Irish results

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By Paul Nulty The outcome of the European elections in Ireland reflected those across much of Europe — losses for the traditional establishment parties, gains for populist, Eurosceptic and anti-austerity candidates. However, in addition to the resentment of austerity measures … Continue reading

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Jun 24 2014

The Lost Art of Diplomacy: David Cameron to Europe’s Rescue?

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By Max Hänska The British leadership has engaged in much posturing over Jean-Claude Juncker, the Spitzenkandidat of the EPP, and favoured candidate for European Commission President, ostensibly out of concern for Europe’s future, which, it claims, would be better served by a fresh face. … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2014

EU: Reframing Can Go Hand in Hand with Reform

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By Marley Morris Last year my colleague Giulio Carini and I wrote an article about ‘reframing’ the EU. We thought that the current frames supporters of the EU were using in the debate were obstructive and we wanted to suggest … Continue reading

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