Jarle Trondal

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    Why differentiated integration and disintegration will shape post-Brexit Europe

Why differentiated integration and disintegration will shape post-Brexit Europe

Brexit promises not only to have a major impact on British politics, but also on the nature of European integration. Drawing on a new book, Jarle Trondal, Stefan Gänzle and Benjamin Leruth explain why processes of differentiated integration and disintegration could play a greater role in the EU following Brexit.

The United Kingdom is set to become the first member […]

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    National officials working for the Commission display a surprising amount of independence from their own governments

National officials working for the Commission display a surprising amount of independence from their own governments

When national officials are appointed to international administrations such as the European Commission, how can we ensure that they act independently, rather than merely in the interest of their own national government? Jarle Trondal, Zuzana Murdoch and Benny Geys present findings from a survey of national officials who have been ‘seconded’ to the Commission for a specific period of […]

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    European Parliament staff: who are they and do their backgrounds influence decision-making?

European Parliament staff: who are they and do their backgrounds influence decision-making?

The European Parliament and the political groups within it employ a number of staff members to help co-ordinate various aspects of the Parliament’s legislative work. But who are these staff members and do their individual backgrounds influence their decisions? Morten Egeberg, Åse Gornitzka and Jarle Trondal present the results of a survey of European Parliament officials. They write that […]

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In spite of the economic crisis, Europe may be developing a European administrative space.

Systems of public administration within European countries have traditionally been tailored to the unique features of individual states. Despite these differences, European integration has started to facilitate the convergence of public administration approaches across the continent. Jarle Trondal discusses the development of this ‘European administrative space’ (EAS), in which European administrative practices come to complement national practices. He suggests a […]

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