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Hello world! NEW
Lars Raaum 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
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Macedonia: You Can´t Always Get What You Want NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
This is part 1 of a status reports on the Western Balkan states´ membership bids – ahead of the Commission´s opinions in October. Macedonia is closing in on EU membership, but has to stop nationalist resistance to a solution on the name-confl...
Rock and a Hard Place: A Series on Western Balkans NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
My dissertation deadline is closing in and its topic, EU-Western Balkan relations, is heating up. This fall will see important decisions for almost all the countries involved; visa-liberalization, the handling of Albania´s membership application, a...
How Iceland’s Membership Bid Can Help the Balkans NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 3 Minutes ago
Today the EU’s Foreign Ministers asked the Commission to prepare an opinion on Iceland’s membership application. In some  months, the Commission will report positively to the Council, and the Heads of Government in the European Council w...
Striking the Balance between Rights and Interests, the North and the South? The Stockholm Programme and the European Asylum System NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Last week, 15-17 July, the EU’s justice and interior ministers met for an informal meeting in Stockholm for the first high-level discussions on policy priorities for the future. The Stockholm programme will replace the Hague Programme, setting...
The Odd Couple Continues Violations of Migrants Rights: News from Libya and Italy NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
ECRE’s (European Council of Refugees and Exiles) weekly bulletin (sign up here) has two interesting pieces of news regarding Italy, Libya and the future of the European asylum system. The responsible Commissioner, Jacques Barrot is going to Li...
Blair the UK’s Candidate for European Council President, Still a Bad One NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Apparently UK’s new Europe Minister has confirmed Tony Blair’s candidacy for the”semi-permanent President of the European Council”, a post that will be created when the Lisbon Treaty enters into force. From the BBC’s rep...
The Limits of Immigration Policy 2 NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
In my first post on the limits of immigration policy, I focused on structural factors that limit governments control over the number of immigrants, namely i) global economic and political inequalities, ii) the inefficiency and questionable human righ...
The Limits of Immigration Policy Part 1 NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Even though the number of asylum-seekers in Europe have decreased over the last years, several countries are introducing more restrictive policies. Italy´s human rights violating policy (see this blog for more), Greece’s persistent violations...
Gaddafi Ends Hopes of Decency in Italy-Libya Asylum Deal NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Again. Italy. Libya. Asylum. Recap: Italy has a problem. They think they receive to many asylum-seekers (even if they just receive EU-average). Solution: send them back to Libya, the transit country. But this creates a new problem:  if Libya cannot...
Italy, EU and Asylum: Myths of unfair “burdens” NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Italy is pleading it´s fellow EU Member States to share the “burdens” of asylum seekers. The move comes as criticism is mounting towards the country for failing to comply with international human rights standards (see my previous post an...
Italy’s “historic” repatriation and the outsourcing of Europe’s Human Rights Obligations NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Today a positive step towards better protection for refugees in Europe was overshadowed by a shameful Italian move that undermines human rights protection on our continent. The European Parliament supported an improvement of reception conditions for...
Leading Europe – Why it shouldn´t be Blair NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Surprise, surprise: Thursday the Taliban proclaimed the new Secretary General of NATO and former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as their new bad guy number 1,  or in their humble words “The major enemy of Islam’s prophetR...
Merkel´s Irrational Fear of Western Balkan Enlargement NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Leaks from Brussels and Tirana suggest that Albania will follow Montenegro in applying for EU membership, despite the Member States best efforts to stop them. According to BalkanInsight, Albania´s government has set its mind to apply the 28th of Apr...
How to track EU legislation in 3 simple steps NEW
Lars Raaum 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Inspired by a blog post from Julien Frisch, on how difficult it is to maneuver in the realm of EU legislation, I´ve created this small guide to tracking EU legislation. The EU (as most national parliaments and governments) has a long way to go befor...
Hello world! NEW
Lars Raaum 6 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
I might post something here. Who knows?