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    Brussels blog round up 5 – 11 April: Hungary’s radical right, Finland’s economy, and is Greece on the road to recovery?

Brussels blog round up 5 – 11 April: Hungary’s radical right, Finland’s economy, and is Greece on the road to recovery?

The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging

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Hungary held elections on Sunday, with the ruling Fidesz party emerging with a majority. Policy Network has an overview of the results, which also saw the radical right Jobbik party receive around 20 per cent of the vote.

Open Europe write on Finland’s economy, arguing that there are […]

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    Brussels blog round up 29 March – 4 April: Manuel Valls, Russian energy, and should EU institutions embrace the German language?

Brussels blog round up 29 March – 4 April: Manuel Valls, Russian energy, and should EU institutions embrace the German language?

The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging

Across Europe

The French government underwent a major reshuffle following a disappointing result for the governing Socialist Party in last week’s municipal elections. Open Europe has a rundown of the changes and the challenges facing the country’s new prime minister, Manuel Valls. Charlemagne’s notebook profiles the new PM, noting […]

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    Brussels blog round up 22-28 March: Dutch and French elections, Obama in Italy, and who won the Clegg-Farage debate?

Brussels blog round up 22-28 March: Dutch and French elections, Obama in Italy, and who won the Clegg-Farage debate?

Eri Bertsou takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging

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Last weekend saw the first round of voting in France’s municipal elections. Charlemagne’s notebook reviews the losses for François Hollande and the gains for the Front National ahead of next week’s second round.

Local elections were also held last week in the Netherlands. Rene Cuperus at Policy Network writes […]

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    Brussels blog round up 15 – 21 March: Parisian smog, homophobia in Spain, and could Ukraine split in two?

Brussels blog round up 15 – 21 March: Parisian smog, homophobia in Spain, and could Ukraine split in two?

The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging

The EU centre and the crisis

Framing opposing views as inherently ‘Eurosceptic’ has negative implications for policy making, writes Simon Ushserwood at Policy Network. He suggests that Euroscepticism can be divided into two main groups: people who are against the principle of the EU and those who are displeased […]

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    Brussels blog round up 8 – 14 March: Ukraine talks, financial transaction tax, and how can youth unemployment be solved?

Brussels blog round up 8 – 14 March: Ukraine talks, financial transaction tax, and how can youth unemployment be solved?

The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging

The EU centre and the crisis

Ernst Hillebrand writes at Policy Network that the increase in populism in Western Europe is not a move to the right, but rather a function of growing discontent with the political system. He attributes this in large part to the gradual weakening of […]

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Brussels blog round up 1 – 7 March: Ukraine, EPP congress, and should the EU play a role in Venezuela?

The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging The European neighbourhood Jan Techau at Strategic Europe writes on ‘Europe’s five deadly sins’ in the Ukraine conflict. He outlines what he views as the key strategic blunders Europe has made during the crisis, most notably ‘underestimating the attractiveness of its own model to millions of Ukrainians’. Sticking […]

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