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Jan 19 2018

EU migration opens a whole Brexit can of worms

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By Alessio  Colonnelli Putting a cap on EU immigration was all that mattered for many. But now, what about Belfast and Dublin? No need for a border, they say. Soft Brexit will do, it’s the only sensible way. As long as those … Continue reading

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Jun 2 2016

EU Migrant Workers’ Welfare Rights: the New Fair Game

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By Alessio Colonnelli Political success will be measured by how many EU economic migrants one manages to put off – a race to the bottom gradually spreading across Europe. Four months before succumbing to leukaemia, Guido Westerwelle conceded his last … Continue reading

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Dec 7 2015

Separatism does nothing for Catalan identity

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By Alessio Colonnelli ANC & Co. should focus on making a stronger case in Madrid for the Catalan-language regions of Spain. It’s not just about Catalonia. In late spring 2008, the CEO of Air Berlin Joachim Hunold said the airline … Continue reading

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Sep 4 2015

‘Quickie’ divorce Italian style

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By Alessio Colonnelli Italy’s newly introduced law on divorce will have considerable socio-economic implications. Its positive impact won’t be, however, as wide-ranging as originally thought. The reform of the antiquated law could have gone farther and match, for example, the … Continue reading

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May 18 2015

Eurosceptics at a Junction: Antagonising the EU for the Sake of it is Risky

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By Alessio Colonnelli All right-wing parties seem to dabble in anti-EU rhetoric more or less radically: the EU weakens the prerogatives of their nation-states. Germany’s Christian Democratic Union is a conspicuous exception; it sharply antagonises the further-to-the-right Alternative for Germany, … Continue reading

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Jan 8 2015

Pegida shouldn’t be dismissed that easily

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By Alessio Colonnelli President Joachim Gauck and PM Angela Merkel have a point in cautioning the German public that Pegida (a German acronym standing for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) could normalize racism. Back in December Gauck … Continue reading

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Dec 21 2013

A-C

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   Anar Ahmadov is an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Leiden University. He was 2011-2013 Global Leaders Fellow at Oxford University and Princeton University. His current research interests lie in the governance of natural resources, economic inequality, and democracy. Dr … Continue reading

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