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October 1, 2021

People with a civic European identity are more likely to support EU cohesion policy

Nicholas Charron Citizens across Europe identify with Europe in different ways. Those with a civic conception of what it means to ‘be European’ are more supportive of sharing resources across borders. Those that identify with Europe based on religion are much more sceptical, write Nicholas Charron and Monika Bauhr Read more
September 2, 2021

EU international LGBTI rights promotion: coherent, consistent and effective?

Markus Thiel The EU’s promotion of LGBTI human rights has provoked disputes over these rights, and the way they are promoted. Focusing on civil pluralism and democratic consolidation would make the EU a more reflective and effective actor, argues Markus Thiel Read more
June 28, 2021

Identity versus global politics: Euroscepticism in Croatia and Serbia

Vassilis Petsinis Euroscepticism manifests itself in different ways in the Balkans. Why? Vassilis Petsinis argues that grasping the differences between attitudes in different Balkan nations helps explain Serbia’s long and complex EU accession process Read more
April 29, 2021

Twinning: a new way to elect the European Parliament

Matthijs Bogaards There is no European electorate. When voters elect the European Parliament, they vote for their own parties in their own countries. Many want this to change, but existing reform proposals are not sufficient. Matthijs Bogaards proposes twinning. It works to connect local communities across Europe and it may provide a new way to elect the European Parliament Read more
April 28, 2021

Blurred boundaries: the European Commission’s new role in EU security and defence cooperation 

Calle HÃ¥kansson Over the past couple of years, the EU and the European Commission have stepped up security and defence policy cooperation. Calle HÃ¥kansson argues that the European Commission's new role blurs the traditional dichotomy between intergovernmental and supranational decision-making Read more
April 21, 2021

Germany: a country of immigration – or integration? Merkel’s uncomfortable legacy

Isabelle Hertner Germany has developed into a hugely diverse country, but Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU is still grappling with this reality, writes Isabelle Hertner. Over Merkel's 16-year Chancellorship, her party has been torn between pragmatic immigration policy, and the demand for cultural assimilation Read more
April 7, 2021

How the EU-Japan partnership can change the European Union’s game plan in global governance

Noe Hinck The European Union has faced a long struggle performing alongside its member states on the international stage. States seek other states to deliberate over global issues. Noe Hinck argues that the newly concluded EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement may be the key to changing this status quo Read more
March 31, 2021

Development policy under fire? The politicisation of European external relations

Christine Hackenesch Once seen as a low salience policy that member states and citizens supported without much debate, EU development policy is now politicised – inside and outside the Union. Christine Hackenesch, Julian Bergmann and Jan Orbie argue that this trend may hamper EU collective action Read more

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