Herman Lelieveldt

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    Gastronationalism? How Europe’s food production is becoming entangled in nationalist politics

Gastronationalism? How Europe’s food production is becoming entangled in nationalist politics

A number of actors have called for the extension of EU rules on food labelling under which food products sold in the EU are required to indicate their country of origin. Herman Lelieveldt writes that this debate is part of a wider rise in so called ‘gastronationalism’ across Europe, where food production is assigned symbolic value by those who […]

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    The European Parliament should return to a ‘dual mandate’ system which uses national politicians as representatives instead of directly elected MEPs

The European Parliament should return to a ‘dual mandate’ system which uses national politicians as representatives instead of directly elected MEPs

One of the key criticisms of European Parliament elections is that low turnout prevents the Parliament from genuinely being able to confer legitimacy on the EU’s legislative process. Herman Lelieveldt writes that while there was a small increase in turnout in the 2014 European elections, the overall trend of declining turnout necessitates a radical reform to improve the EU’s […]

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