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27 October 2013 – Michel Barnier, European Commissioner responsible for the Internal Market and Services, delivered a speech at the London School of Economics on Wednesday 17 October 2013, in which he emphasized the strong interdependence between the UK and the (...) by
3 May 2013 – Just like the 1930s, this crisis will have a long-lasting impact on Europeans’ lives. Just like for a war, our generation has no choice but to confront hardship. Just like any major historical event, it can reveal mankind’s brightest and darkest (...) by | 3 comments
26 March 2013 – In this period of major evolutions within the European Union and particularly within the Euro zone with an always bigger integration, the question arises, in parallel, by David Cameron to redefine the links of the United Kingdom with the (...) by | , 9 comments
8 December 2012 – As Eurobarometers and other survey shows, European citizen do not feel a sense of belonging to a broad European community. The political construction and European identity are closely intertwined and influence each other. The ambiguity about the (...) by
4 December 2012 – It is incredibly difficult to tell what the real face of democracy is. In the course of history, many thought that they knew it well, that they could see it in front of them and that they could identify it among many others. However, its (...) by | , 2 comments
2 April 2012 – From yesterday, 1st of April 2012, European citizens have more rights and a stronger voice in Europe. Finally the regulation on the “European citizens initiative” (ECI), the new tool of direct democracy provided by the Lisbon treaty, has entered in force. One million Europeans with their signatures can ask the European commission to start a legislative procedure on all topics within its competences. Democracy, economic integration, environment, social rights, sustainable development are (...) by | 1 comment
20 January 2012 – By monopolising the attention of European governments and institutions, the Euro crisis is once again overshadowing an equally pressing issue: that of military cooperation amongst member states. Thirteen years into the Saint-Malo summit, in (...) by | 1 comment
10 November 2011 – Why do the losers of decision making processes accept the outcome as legitimate in a democracy? Does this also apply for decisions made on the European level? And what does that reveal about the real or perceived democratic deficit within EU decision making processes? Starting out from those questions, Simon Hix gave a brief presentation of his most recent research findings on Democracy in the European Parliament and the EU in general at the Dahrendorf Symposium 2011. by | 4 comments
23 March 2011 – For the first time in history of mankind, Citizens are legally enabled to propose legislation to a supranational body. European Citizens can seize this opportunity from 1 April 2012, the first day of registrations for European Citizen (...) by | 1 comment
28 February 2011 – As the European Parliament is preparing to re-open the debate about Political Parties at European Level (PPEL), there are still some critical points to clarify. Is the creation of a transnational party system the best path towards a more (...) by | 3 comments
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