Category Archives: European elections

May 24 2014

The European Elections in the UK

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By Bart Cammaerts Even in organizing elections the UK has to be different from the rest of Europe. Well, actually, the Dutch also voted for the EU elections last Thursday, rather than on Sunday like everybody else. While catholics have … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

Drawing Citizenship: The European Elections through Cartoons and Comics

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By Tjeerd Royaards The Cartoon Movement has joined forces with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) to explore perspectives on the 2014 European elections through comics and cartoons. Until 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on … Continue reading

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May 21 2014

The Crises in the Eurozone and Ukraine Have Heralded the ‘Return of Politics’ to European Integration

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By Luuk van Middelaar On New Year’s Eve 2011, a sober but moving ceremony took place in the Estonia theatre in Tallinn. Prime-minister Ansip withdrew his country’s first euros from an ATM outside the building, walked back inside and delivered … Continue reading

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May 16 2014

European Elections 2014: How Should I Vote?

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As the elections approach, many of us will be firming up our voting preferences. Here we select five web apps designed to help you identify, situate and share yours. EUvox 2014 EUvox will help you select the political party that best … Continue reading

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May 7 2014

We Need to Talk About Europe

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By Lila Caballero Last week Counterpoint released the short film We need to talk about Europe on the risks of populism in Europe. The film is part of our project Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals, a combination of quantitative and qualitative … Continue reading

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Apr 14 2014

A black cloud over the EU?

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By Alex Sakalis The newly announced Le Pen-Wilders alliance in the European parliament has re-ignited speculation about the rise of the far-right in Europe. What can we expect from this new EU supergroup? The recent success of the Front National … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2014

Online discussions show the depth of Eurosceptic feeling across Europe, but they tell us very little about the kind of EU that citizens would like to see

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By Pieter de Wilde European Parliament elections are not technically about the question of ‘more or less Europe’ because the European Parliament does not have a major say over questions of membership or Treaty revision. However, we find lively online … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2014

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let’s Look South!

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By Mark Esposito   If there is a country, which should receive our apologies, that is Greece. We need to apologize for having demonized a small and modest economy (less than 2% of the EU GDP) as the black sheep … Continue reading

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Jan 17 2014

European Parliament elections are no longer second-order national contests – they are essential in shaping European integration

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By Ingeborg Tömmel Elections to the European Parliament (EP) are generally considered second-order. The EP does not appear to have far-reaching competences, neither in legislative matters nor in electing, supporting or overthrowing a government. As a consequence, voter turnout in … Continue reading

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