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Jun 25 2015

Eurobarometer surveys provide an important insight into the European Commission’s role as an agenda setter

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By Markus Haverland, Minou de Ruiter and Steven Van de Walle What passes for public opinion and public support in the European Union consists largely of the answers of European Union citizens to questions regularly posed to them in surveys commissioned and controlled … Continue reading

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Jun 24 2014

The Lost Art of Diplomacy: David Cameron to Europe’s Rescue?

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By Max Hänska The British leadership has engaged in much posturing over Jean-Claude Juncker, the Spitzenkandidat of the EPP, and favoured candidate for European Commission President, ostensibly out of concern for Europe’s future, which, it claims, would be better served by a fresh face. … Continue reading

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May 27 2014

Democracy in Europe after the Elections

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By Mary Kaldor Nationalism is a way of deflecting discontent towards a convenient scapegoat, an ‘other’ – the immigrant or Europe. It is a way of mobilising political support while avoiding any commitment to address the underlying causes of discontent; … Continue reading

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