EU opinion & policy debates - across languages | BlogActiv.eu

Archives for Regional Policy

Since the advent of the financial crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015, populism and Euroscepticism has gained traction within the EU, particularly amongst the member states that joined the EU in its 2004 expansion. With this surge of populism, authoritarian state leaders have risen to challenge the foundations of the EU itself;… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

  Almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced since the onset of the civil war in 2012. The Turkish province accommodating the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country is İstanbul with 20 per cent according to Ajans Press (The media monitoring company). According to Ajans Press, Istanbul accommodates 561.159 Syrian refugees.… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

Guest blog post by Pedro M. Lopez Those who have been to Latin America probably remember keywords such as the “tropics,” “music,” “steaks,” and “exotic fruit.” Terms such as “free trade,” “trade deficit” or “ trade agreement” are less likely to be associated with Latin America. When we buy the newest smoothie creation in Europe,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

To all Atlantic Mayors This year, the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities will celebrate its 18th anniversary. This symbolic coming of age implies that we have to assume our political responsibilities at European level in a more energetic way. The moment we live is crucial for the survival of cohesion policy, at least as we… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

The scheduled OTG (united territorial communities) elections will take place in Ukraine on April 29, 2018. The three leaders are known: Batkivshchyna Party of Yulia Tymoshenko, “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” of the current President of Ukraine and the “Agrarian Party”. However, the leading pack might change. One cannot underestimate the Ukraine’s demand for politicians who could… » read more

  Posted by Taras Semenyuk

  The concept of political culture can be defined as the sum of assumptions about the political world (David J. Elkins and Richard E. B. Simeon 1979: 127). Assumptions about the political world focus attention on certain features of institutions, events and behavior, define the realm of the possible, identify the problems deemed pertinent, and… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

In this article, I will apply one of the important sociological theoretical frameworks namely “center-periphery” to Turkish political life. The concept of “center-periphery” was firstly coined by Edward Shils.Shils regarded Center as the center of the order of symbols, of values and beliefs. The Center is also a phenomenon of the realm of action. It… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

  The history of modern Turkey can be summarized as the history of military interventions. In the late Ottoman times, the army was the first and foremost institution through which the modernization steps were taken. In parallel to that, the Army has been seen as the founder and the guardian of the newly founded regime… » read more

  Posted by BBurak

The EU’s budget line for EU health action (‘the Health programme’) will be either dismantled and mashed into the ‘soup’ of the Single Market with other ingredients such as food safety, animal, and plant health or will remain a stand-alone programme which would be actually better for citizens. Here is why. Cooking a healthy EU… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

          Gastbeitrag von Maram Stern stellv. Generalsekretär Jüdischer Weltkongress „Hören Sie auf, aus Opfern Täter zu machen“   Sehr geehrter Herr Ministerpräsident,   Ich saß während der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Saal, als Sie wortreich das „Holocaust-Gesetz“ Ihrer Regierung zu verteidigen suchten. In Berlin erklärten Sie nur einen Tag zuvor, man möge… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

As president of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities, a city network representing more than 300 local authorities, I do not feel identified with the proposals issued by the Commission on February 14th. The suggested cuts and reorganisation of the multiannual financial framework do not respond neither to the expectations of the EU territories, nor… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

The migration crisis has been and still is a dominant issue within European politics. The European solution based on the solidarity principle was the refugee redistribution quota. In opposing to this plan, the V4 became a symbol of non-solidarity in Europe. The migration crisis exposed a clash of fundamental values in Europe. Particularly within the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Gastbeitrag von Vlad Plahotniuc, Vorsitzender der Demokratischen Partei Moldaus. Es gibt Zeiten, in denen sich jedes Land einmal an einem Scheideweg befindet: etwa wenn es vor der Aufgabe steht, wandelnden Ansprüchen und Möglichkeiten gerecht zu werden, wichtige strukturelle Herausforderungen zu bewältigen oder zentrale gesellschaftliche Werte neu zu definieren. Besonders in der heutigen Zeit, in der… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Following the White paper of the Future of the European Union, the European Commission plans to make its proposal for the next, 7 year Multiannual Financial Framework in May 2018 with the aim of having an agreed budget before the EU elections in 2019. While the European Commission discussed with high level speakers the different… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

On 20th of November, The European Council announced the new locations of the two European agencies that are going to be leaving London as a consequence of Brexit. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will head to Amsterdam while the European Bank Authority (EBA) will head to Paris. Several EU member states tried to become a… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

EurActiv Network