The European Commission is stronger and better equipped to meet Europe’s challenges than is often thought.

Hussein Kassim presents findings from a new book that reveals the inner workings of one of the world’s most powerful international administrations. Examining the backgrounds and beliefs of officials, and how the organisation has changed over the past decade, he argues that the European Commission is stronger and better equipped to meet the challenges that confront the European Union than […]

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The power of Euromyths shows that there needs to be a more substantial effort to change the debate on the EU.

From bans on oddly shaped bananas, to children blowing up balloons, so-called ‘Euromyths’ have become a pervasive part of the UK media’s reporting of EU policies. Simon Usherwood takes an in-depth look at the place of Euromyths in the public debate on the EU, finding that they are much harder to stop than to start. While it is important to […]

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Brussels blog round up for 10-16 March 2012: Concern over the Ukraine, Sarkozy gets tough on Schengen, and how big is Greece’s bailout?

Chris Gilson and Julian Kirchherr take a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU Centre How can the democratic deficit of the European Union be tackled? The New Federalist calls for the direct election of the European Commission’s president as one potential solution.  Reuniting Europe predicts that Anonymous, a group of hacktivists, could become the largest political group in the European […]

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Tackling Euroscepticism: EU employment law is neither imposed on the UK from Brussels nor does it damage the country’s economy

Many myths surround EU employment law. Anne Davies tackles these head on and argues that workers and businesses are very much protected rather than inhibited by such labour market legislation. The United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union (EU) is always fraught with political difficulty and since employment law tends to attract extra scrutiny during times of recession now is […]

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