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EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

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Labour’s position on a referendum is now pretty clear, but Ed Miliband’s speech is unlikely to buttress his leadership credentials NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has stated that his party will not commit to a referendum on Britain’s EU membership unless there is a further transfer of power to Brussels. Eric Shaw ponders the significance of the anno...
Brussels blog round up 8 – 14 March: Ukraine talks, financial transaction tax, and how can youth unemployment be solved? NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging The EU centre and the crisis Ernst Hillebrand writes at Policy Network that the increase in populism in Western Europe is not a move to the right, but rather a function of growing disconten...
Despite talk of an ‘off ramp’ from the crisis, Crimea is already lost to Russia: Kyiv’s priority should be accommodating its Russophone citizens in Eastern Ukraine NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 39 Minutes ago
Talks between the United States and Russia are being held in London over the situation in Crimea, with the region due to hold a referendum on Sunday that could see it secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Jim Hughes writes that the ide...
Belgian parties are under unprecedented pressure ahead of the 2014 elections, with defeat meaning five years in opposition at all levels of government NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
On 25 May Belgium will hold simultaneous regional, federal and European elections. As Carl Devos writes, the decision to hold concurrent elections at all three levels was not simply a coincidence, but is instead a deliberate attempt to prevent short-...
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania would be hardest hit by a suspension of Russian gas exports through Ukraine NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
One of the great concerns for EU states over the on-going situation in Crimea is their reliance on Russian gas to meet their energy demands, with around 60 per cent of these imports being delivered through pipelines in Ukraine. Jack Sharples and Andy...
The new electoral law approved by Italy’s Chamber of Deputies is an improvement on its predecessor, but it still has crucial deficiencies NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Following a ruling by the Constitutional Court of Italy that the country’s much criticised electoral law was ‘unconstitutional’, Italian political parties are now in the process of agreeing a new law to cover Italian elections. The...
Persistent unemployment poses a substantive threat to democracy in Southern European countries NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The purpose of competitive elections is to reward good politicians and punish bad ones, but what happens if elections can no longer fulfil this role? Diego Muro and Guillem Vidal write that developments in Southern European countries since the start...
Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means” NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Minutes ago
Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, becoming the 28th member state. Following the referendum on EU membership, however, a number of other referendums have been initiated by grassroots movements under the country’s Referendum Law, in...
The 2014 Swedish election will result in a change of government, but not in a substantive change of policy NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The Social Democrats have traditionally dominated politics in Sweden. However, since 2006 a major shift occurred in the Swedish party system which culminated in a centre-right alliance led by the Moderate Party coming to power. Niklas Bolin writes th...
Vladimir Putin’s justification for Russian action in Crimea undermines his previous arguments over Syria, Libya and Iraq NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Minutes ago
The European Union and the United States have heavily criticised Russia’s involvement in Crimea, ahead of a referendum on the region’s possible secession from Ukraine on 16 March. Valerie Pacer writes that while Vladimir Putin has attempt...
While voters might blame the EU for policy failures, it is extremely difficult for them to effectively hold it to account NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
European integration necessitates that there is a division of competences between the national and European levels, but how do voters assign responsibility when things go wrong? Sara Hobolt and James Tilley argue that while plenty of voters hold the...
Although Robert Fico is the clear favourite in the Slovakian presidential elections, the real story may be the rise of political ‘outsider’ Andrej Kiska NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Minutes ago
Slovakia is due to hold the first round of its presidential elections on 15 March, with the second round scheduled for 29 March. Ahead of the elections, Daniel Kral provides an overview of the political landscape in the country, where … Contin...
Five minutes with Anne Applebaum: “Putin cannot let Ukraine become a democratic, pro-European state” NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Tensions have continued to rise in Crimea ahead of a planned referendum on the region seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia. In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Anne Applebaum discusses the importance of Vladimir Puti...
Book Review: Life Lessons from Hobbes by Hannah Dawson NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Born in Wiltshire in 1588, Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher whose masterpiece, Leviathan, established the foundation for Western political thought and inspired both hate and awe. As Jacob Phillips writes, Hobbes revealed the darker side of hu...
Book Review: The War That Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War by Margaret MacMillan NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Beginning in the early nineteenth century, and ending with the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, historian Margaret MacMillan sets out to uncover the huge political and technological changes, national decisions and the small moments of huma...
Scotland could end up as a kind of post-sovereign polity in a looser union with England NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
British politicians are still clinging to antiquated notions of sovereignty, argues Michael Keating. While British governments have in recent decades come to accept the idea of Scottish self-determination, they have not been able to see their way bey...
Brussels blog round up 1 – 7 March: Ukraine, EPP congress, and should the EU play a role in Venezuela? NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The EUROPP team take a look at the week in Brussels blogging The European neighbourhood Jan Techau at Strategic Europe writes on ‘Europe’s five deadly sins’ in the Ukraine conflict. He outlines what he views as the key strategic blu...
Finding an interim solution in Crimea should be a priority before any long-term decision is made about the region’s future NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The Crimean parliament has voted in favour of the region seceding from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. If Russia agrees to this request, it is expected that a referendum will be held in Crimea on 16 March. Tatyana Malyarenko … Cont...
The UK’s opposition to the EU is driven by a lack of information and undirected hostility NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 18 Minutes ago
The UK has always had a contentious relationship with the European Union. John McCormick argues that this relationship has been hampered by popular misunderstandings, driven by a lack of credible information and general hostility towards European int...
The situation in Ukraine highlights the need for Estonia and Latvia to promote greater integration among their ethnic Russian populations NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
One of the key factors in the Ukraine crisis has been the role of the sizeable ethnic Russian population in the country. David Smith writes on the implications the crisis might have for two other countries with significant Russian populations: &helli...