Cristina Ares Castro-Conde

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    Rather than abandoning integration, the Greek crisis should be the impetus for improving European democracy

Rather than abandoning integration, the Greek crisis should be the impetus for improving European democracy

Does the Greek crisis prove the limitations of European integration? Cristina Ares Castro-Conde writes that the real question facing Europe is not whether integration should be rolled back, but how European democracy can be improved. She suggests that a first step could be to create a parallel European Parliament composed of MEPs from Eurozone states which has the power […]

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    The positions of European political parties offer a clear choice to voters over what type of Europe they would like to see

The positions of European political parties offer a clear choice to voters over what type of Europe they would like to see

European Parliament elections have often been criticised from the perspective that they fail to engage voters. Cristina Ares Castro-Conde presents a comprehensive comparison of the positions contained within the manifestos of all of the main European political parties. She argues that when the programmes of each party are broken down, there are clear differences visible between the parties, highlighting […]

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