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    Brussels round up: Cannabis use across Europe, EU banking, and who will get the EU’s remaining ‘top jobs’?

Brussels round up: Cannabis use across Europe, EU banking, and who will get the EU’s remaining ‘top jobs’?

The EUROPP team take a look at some of the latest developments in Brussels and across Europe

Charts of the week: Cannabis use and attitudes toward the criminalisation of drugs in Europe

The legalisation/decriminalisation of cannabis has been a long-standing campaign issue for several parties across Europe, with the issue gaining more prominence following the decision of Uruguay to become the […]

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    Brussels round up: EU unemployment figures, crisis in Iraq, and who should be the next President of the European Council?

Brussels round up: EU unemployment figures, crisis in Iraq, and who should be the next President of the European Council?

The EUROPP team take a look at some of the latest developments in Brussels and across Europe

EU unemployment figures for May

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published EU unemployment figures this week. The figures, which indicate the level of unemployment in each EU state in May, show that unemployment across the whole of the EU now stands […]

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Brussels round up: EU happiness ratings, Juncker’s triumph and Poland’s bugging scandal

The EUROPP team take a look at some of the latest developments in Brussels and across Europe

EU happiness ratings

The Office for National Statistics in the UK released a report earlier this month on the issue of national well-being. The report contains some interesting EU-wide data on how citizens rate their own life satisfaction and the extent to which they […]

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    Brussels round up: Rating democracy in the EU, Farage-Grillo, and why do German exporters succeed despite high labour costs?

Brussels round up: Rating democracy in the EU, Farage-Grillo, and why do German exporters succeed despite high labour costs?

The EUROPP team take a look at the latest developments in Brussels and across Europe

Rating democracy in the EU

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘Democracy Index 2013’, which was released earlier this month, provides a measure of the quality of democracy in 167 countries across the world. The index assigns each state a ‘democracy score’ based on a variety of factors […]

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    Brussels blog round up 31 May – 6 June: Juncker negotiations, Spanish monarchy, and is ‘Merkenzi’ the new ‘Merkozy’?

Brussels blog round up 31 May – 6 June: Juncker negotiations, Spanish monarchy, and is ‘Merkenzi’ the new ‘Merkozy’?

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

The EU centre

Anthony Giddens, writing at the Centre for European Reform, discusses the need for ‘political federalism’ in the Eurozone to accompany the ‘economic federalism’ which has been created by the single currency. He also assesses the situation regarding the new President of the European Commission and why […]

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    Brussels blog round up 10 – 16 May: EP elections, Farage vs Le Pen, and what now for Donetsk and Luhansk?

Brussels blog round up 10 – 16 May: EP elections, Farage vs Le Pen, and what now for Donetsk and Luhansk?

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

European Parliament elections

In the last week of campaigning before the European Parliament elections on 22-25 May, Charlemagne’s notebook covers disagreements between Marine Le Pen of the Front National and UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Both parties are expected to finish either first or second in their respective national votes, but […]

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