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Guest blog post by Maarten de Groot, Campaign Coordinator ECI campaign and Daniela Vancic. The ECI Campaign is highly disappointed that the majority of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament yesterday decided to ignore our call, supported by more than 70 civil society organisations, to take greater ownership and responsibility for the European… » read more

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Guest blog post by 15 European Citizens’ Initiative organisers and 50 civil society organisations. On 20 June, the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will cast a vote of crucial importance for the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).* With this open letter, civil society organisations and former ECI organisers call upon… » read more

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In the European field of studies, the term democracy comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it is through a historical lens or questioned on matters of validity under the term deficit, it is undeniably at the core of our political sphere in western civilization. Democracy is something my generation grew up with, this generation… » read more

  Posted by Studies of the European Union

by Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Growing rise in Euroscepticism among its citizens, threaten by rising tides of economic instability, troubling nationalism, security concerns and political uncertainty both within the region and internationally; the European Union (EU) finds itself at the crossroads. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty, EU institutions must resolve to… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

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by Prof. Herwig Hofmann and Catherine Warin Le droit de l’Union n’est plus ce qu’il était aux premiers jours de l’intégration il y a soixante ans. Née sous la forme de la CECA, conçue comme une organisation de nature administrative dans un but spécifique de régulation, l’Union s’est peu à peu dotée de cadres constitutionnels… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

Something is in motion in Europe. For several weeks now, thousands of people in Germany have taken to the streets to rally FOR a united Europe. A married couple from Frankfurt started a citizens’ initiative under the banner “Pulse of Europe”. The movement was triggered by the outcome of the British referendum and the American… » read more

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