Tag Archives: European integration

Sep 15 2015

How Europe talks about itself: Lessons from the Euro Crisis

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By Robert G. Picard Although the continuing Euro Crisis is currently being overshadowed by the refugee crisis in Europe, its economic and political effects continue to shake the foundation of Europe and dampen national economies. There are lessons to be … Continue reading

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May 7 2015

The Double Death of Europe

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By Adrian Pabst Introduction: the broken promise of peace and prosperity The continual crisis in the Eurozone and in Ukraine poses the most serious danger to Europe since the darkest days of the Cold War. Economic devastation in the south … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2014

Time for the 89ers to Defend Europe

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By Henry Radice On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the familiar rituals of remembrance feel particularly poignant in a year marking the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, yet itself scarred by a grim … 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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May 27 2014

Democracy in Europe after the Elections

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By Mary Kaldor Nationalism is a way of deflecting discontent towards a convenient scapegoat, an ‘other’ – the immigrant or Europe. It is a way of mobilising political support while avoiding any commitment to address the underlying causes of discontent; … Continue reading

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May 21 2014

The Crises in the Eurozone and Ukraine Have Heralded the ‘Return of Politics’ to European Integration

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By Luuk van Middelaar On New Year’s Eve 2011, a sober but moving ceremony took place in the Estonia theatre in Tallinn. Prime-minister Ansip withdrew his country’s first euros from an ATM outside the building, walked back inside and delivered … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2014

Online discussions show the depth of Eurosceptic feeling across Europe, but they tell us very little about the kind of EU that citizens would like to see

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By Pieter de Wilde European Parliament elections are not technically about the question of ‘more or less Europe’ because the European Parliament does not have a major say over questions of membership or Treaty revision. However, we find lively online … Continue reading

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Jan 17 2014

European Parliament elections are no longer second-order national contests – they are essential in shaping European integration

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By Ingeborg Tömmel Elections to the European Parliament (EP) are generally considered second-order. The EP does not appear to have far-reaching competences, neither in legislative matters nor in electing, supporting or overthrowing a government. As a consequence, voter turnout in … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2013

“This is an existential challenge for Europe”- interview with George Pagoulatos

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  Continuing our conversations with public intellectuals across Europe on the causes and effects of the crisis, Euro Crisis in the Press talks to Professor George Pagoulatos, advisor to former Greek PM Papademos and member of the Board of Directors … Continue reading

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Jul 4 2013

L’enfer, c’est les autres: othering in Eurosceptic discourse

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By Simon Usherwood In recent years, euroscepticism has become an ever-more visible part of the process of European integration, from the decline in public support to the pronouncements of political parties and governments. This scepticism is clearly wide-ranging and diverse, … Continue reading

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