Doru Frantescu

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    The top five likely effects of a Brexit on the EU’s policies

The top five likely effects of a Brexit on the EU’s policies

What impact would a Brexit have on EU policymaking? Based on data from recent votes in the European Parliament, Doru Frantescu outlines five key effects on EU policies that could be expected if the UK opts to leave in its upcoming referendum: a larger regulatory burden on EU businesses; weaker copyright protection in the EU; a smaller EU budget, […]

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    The balance of power in the current European Parliament is crucial for understanding the issues at stake in the 2014 European elections

The balance of power in the current European Parliament is crucial for understanding the issues at stake in the 2014 European elections

The next European Parliament elections are due to be held in May 2014. Ahead of the elections, Doru Frantescu assesses the voting trends and balance of power in the current parliament. He notes that although the European People’s Party currently has the largest share of seats, there is a difference between the nominal power of parliamentary groups and their actual […]

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