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  Welcome to week II in my series on Federalism. Last week, I talked about why I, as an outsider, am in favour of a Federal Europe. I tried to escape from airy discussions of what developments of new supranational structures means to someone who enjoys textbooks like he enjoys his wine: exceedingly dry. Instead,… » read more

  Posted by cshannon

Audio Version   It is increasingly apparent that the way cosmopolitanism is conceptualised is neither a productive ideal for cosmopolitans, nor particularly accurate to describe the phenomenon. Since cosmopolitanism and transnationalism share qualities, cosmopolitanism should interest the EU, even if there is clear evidence that, in the purest sense, it does not. Traditionally, we view… » read more

  Posted by cshannon

EU Community is developing several tools to identify relevant experts and key documents in the EU legislative process. EURACTORY – Identifies the relevant experts EurActory identifies relevant experts and key stakeholders on EU policy-making. EurActory’s beta version was presented at the European Parliament on 29 January 2015. More than 150 invitees confirmed their interest in… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

These days, the People’s Republic of China and the European Union celebrate the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Given the age of 40, one could assume that the relationship has indeed ‘grown up’ by now. But has it, really? Here are three indicators supporting this view and three against it: China established diplomatic relations in… » read more

  Posted by EUChinaBetween

After the election results in Britain, it seems that the brother of the Labour party leader, David Miliband, start to get “heated up” to take over the British Labour leadership. “They have lost five years with Labour”, emphasized experts in Brussels. It’s obvious that David Miliband will not be involved in the Party of European… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

I hate “limited liability”. It sounds either technical & legalistic (who really knows what it means?), or mealy-mouthed and self-serving (“we don’t want to take responsibility”). There’s got to be a better name for it – a name that is catchy and simple and easy to understand. I am offering a holiday in Bali to… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

La transition énergétique est l’un des sujets dont on entend le plus parler depuis l’élection de François Hollande en 2012. Le projet de loi, maintenant porté par Ségolène Royal, a mis plus de deux ans à être présenté à l’Assemblée Nationale. Alors que la transition énergétique européenne semble enclenchée, la France parait être en retard sur… » read more

  Posted by Green Europe

Guest blogpost by Arif Shala, doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and executive director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo. What is good governance and why is it important for economic and social development? Good governance is the striving for rule of law, transparency, equity, and accountability in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Europe: the story of why

Guest blogpost by Ewoud Lauwerier, researchers at the University of Lausanne writing a PhD on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. In order for the EU to escape the spiral of negativity that surrounds it and to become again a cause worth believing in,…

La Commission européenne a publié lundi 9 mars le troisième tableau de bord de la justice dans l’Union européenne (UE). Il s’agit d’une analyse factuelle des systèmes de justice, de manière à renforcer la confiance des États membres dans les systèmes judiciaires européens et la justice en général, comme l’a rappelé Věra JOUROVÁ, Commissaire européen […]

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