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Waging the Euro-Russian ‘visa war’ NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 3 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
It would be a bit of an understatement to say that relations between Russian and European goverments have recently turned rather frosty. Indeed, these days we often hear references to a new ‘Cold War’, with Ukraine acting as proxy for the...
Mapping Schengen Art – Part IV NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 5 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Here is the fourth instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I try to map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’s (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.   Bl...
Mapping Europe’s border art – Part III NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 6 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Here is the third instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I try to map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’s (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.   Schengen &nda...
Mapping Europe’s border art – part II NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 7 Months, 19 Minutes ago
In my previous post I presented the project Schengen border art. What follows are some more examples of creative representations and performances of/about European frontiers. Enjoy!   There is no place – Lisl Ponger (2007, photographs...
Mapping Europe’s border art – a project NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 8 Months, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago
Art and other creative expressions about European borders have been a recurrent theme in this blog. So much so that I have decided to launch a new side project specifically dealing with this topic. After all, isn’t the end of the year a time fo...
Scotland’s independence, Schengen, and today’s border reivers NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 9 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
With this week’s issuing of the white paper ‘Scotland’s Future’,  the Scottish government  has officially launched its campaign for the September 2014 referendum on independence. If successful, Scotland would (re)gai...
Jurmala’s ghosts and the Haunted Houses of Schengen NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 10 Months, 19 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Halloween. The time when the undead come to town. And when boarded up haunted houses start making eerie sounds and come alive. This year, however, not all of them seem that decrepit and spirited. Some in fact remain relatively quiet this time of the...
The place to be: Schengen and Europe’s new grand tour NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 11 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The way  ‘Schengen’ has captured the popular imagination around the world does not finish surprising me.   After all, not that long ago the term only referred to a sleepy little village along the river Moselle, known for its win...
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What’s on the menu? Schengen as geo-culinary topos NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Since last May, Russia has its own ‘Schengen’. It’s a place where you can go for pleasure or business. It’s a restaurant in Saint Petersburg. The restaurant is located not far from the Finnish Consulate, where the owner goes t...
Saying ‘non’ to Schengen: or how a visa refusal can challenge the system NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
“Non, merci”. These simple words have caused a stir, embarrassing France and Europe as a whole in the process. What I am referring to is the symbolic gesture that a young Senegalese woman, Bousso Dramé, performed out last week afte...
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The Iron Lady’s Schengen legacy: of commonsense, border fixations and Jacobin hubris NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The Iron Lady’s Schengen legacy: of commonsense, border fixations and Jacobin hubris.
The Iron Lady’s Schengen legacy: of commonsense, border fixations and Jacobin hubris NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours ago
It is a bit of understatement to say that Margaret Thatcher was no Schengen fan. In her vitriolic  attacks on ‘Europe’ as a political project, she did not spare what she believed was an unnerving and ultimately quixotic quest to...
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http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
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Schengen blues: critical (musical) notes on Europe NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
There’s something about Schengen that makes it a favourite subject of creative types of all stripes.  What this ‘quid’ consists of may elude us non artistically inclined mortals. After all, what can be so exciting about an utte...
Is it just an illusion? On Europe’s ‘common’ migration policy NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 7 Months, 11 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The question of the role and impact of the European Union and its institutions on European politics has been at the core of major political and academic debates since the project of regional integration was launched more than 60 years ago[i]. It may...
Nobel vs. Schengen: reflections on the EU, the peace award ceremony… and John Terry NEW
http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Awarding the most coveted peace prize to the European Union was no doubt a well-staged coup de théâtre. Not surprisingly, the decision has infuriated the (ever growing) battalion of Euro über-skeptics, who have cried foul. Crowning a freshly mint...
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http://schengenalia.wordpress.com/ ... 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Old Continent’s anxiety is spreading around its fringes. Once again, Schengen docet. http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=d4cfa9d3-7035-48be-8971-063c4c8fa657...