Tag Archives: President of the European Commission

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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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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Nov 12 2013

Will He Stay or Will He Go? The Post-Bailout Role of the Irish PM in Europe

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By Michael Courtney With the next European Parliament elections only seven months away, discussion is heating up on the likely contenders for the prominent positions of European Commission President and European Council President. As early as August of this year … Continue reading

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Sep 6 2013

Designing the European candidate

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By Francisco Seoane Pérez The next European elections are just around the corner. They have been moved forward from June to May 2014 to avoid coinciding with the celebration of Whit Sunday–which is a holiday in some of the EU’s … Continue reading

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