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How not to use the Health in All Policies principle NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Day, 7 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
In November 2009, following a sustained campaign by health actors and against strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry, responsibility for EU policy on health technologies and pharmaceuticals was moved under the purview of the Directorate G...
From description to analysis: why EU environmental policy research needs to move beyond the theoretical mainstream NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Days, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The 44th conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) took place in University College Cork last week. It brought together about 400 scholars, including one hundred postgraduate students to discuss...
What impact would Scottish independence have on a Brexit referendum? NEW
Ideas on Europe 6 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
As we roll into the final week of the Scottish independence referendum campaign, things look to be closer than many (including myself) had anticipated: even if a No vote looks more likely than not, the success of the Yes campaign in mobilising and mo...
The Juncker Commission: On the way to a smaller European Commission? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 8 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Today, the new President-elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced the composition and structure of the European Commission for 2014-2019 (video of the press conference, press release), a Commission that looks much more like a...
Scottish referendum – A humble opinion from France NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In February 2005, three months before the French referendum on the constitutional treaty, I went to some of the first public information meetings on the stakes of the vote to come. One was organised by a local pro-European as...
Juncker, Tusk, Mogherini and the EU’s credibility crisis NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
After months of public wrangling and backroom discussions over the selection of the candidates for the vacancies of key institutional posts the EU is now finally in a position to address its mounting internal and external challenges with a new guard...
The good old Panzer steretoype NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Football has always been a major producer of stereotypes. The invention of ‘national playing styles’ at the beginning of 20th century drew, inevitably, massively on extra-sportive stereotypes accumulated over the centuries and safely stor...
Dave, Donald and the delusional understanding of the EU NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
It’s tempting to say that it’s been a classic summer for exposing the failings of British EU policy, but it would be more accurate to say that it’s been a summer much like any other: poor. May’s European elections exposed both...
Press Complaints Commission: Daily Mail breached The Editor’s Code NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that the Daily Mail breached The Editor’s Code on accuracy with its story about buses and planes from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK being full-up and sold-out. On New Year’s Eve last year, the Da...
Why Mogherini’s Appointment as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Matters Little NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Last weekend, the European Council (the heads of state or government of European Union [EU] member states) appointed Italian foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, as the next High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Higher Education and World Politics NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Isaac Kamola In recent decades the world has witnessed massive expansion of higher education. The total number of universities is continuing to expand, as is the total percentage of the world’s population receiving college degrees.[1] Many gove...
A missed opportunity NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
20 years ago, on the 1st of September 1994, two German MPs from the CDU led by Helmut Kohl published a position paper, which bore the innocuous title ‘Reflexions on European Politics’ and which became quickly named the ‘Schäubl...
Trajectories of a new European elite: A closer look at Mogherini’s CV NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
You could look at yesterday’s nomination of  Federica Mogherini as the future High Representative of the EU from a simple power balance and recent past perspective: She’s representing  one of large EU member states, one of the f...
Could the UK Green Investment Bank become a victim of its own success? NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
In 2008, with the passing of the Climate Change Act, the UK government set the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of the 1990 baseline by 2050. The setting of this target, coupled with targets set at the European level, furthered the need for ne...
New World Order – An Old Issue NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Great text of Dr. T. Klin entitled  The Visions of the International Order in German and Anglo-American Geopolitical Thought During the Second World War can be read here. New World Order – An Old Issue is a post from: Ideas on EuropeNew Wo...
The devolved political institutions should have a say in Britain’s EU future NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
This past week, the Scottish Government published a paper outlining its priorities for EU reform. Naturally, considering the pro-independence position of the Scottish National Party (SNP), it makes a number of references to how an independent Scotlan...
A list of all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) since 1979 NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
For research purposes, we requested a list of all MEPs since 1979 from the European Parliament (under Regulation 1049/2001 on access to EU documents). We received the data today, 25 August 2014, from the European Parliament in two Excel sheets, one f...
The Juncker Presidencies & EU budget stability NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
I’m just doing some research on budgetary rules in the Eurozone, pre- and post-crisis, and stumbled over some interesting EU trivia: Reading the original Council Regulation (Regulation 1466/97) on the Stability and Growth Pact which was meant t...
How Europe should change tax policy? NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Last June Eurostat published the 2014 edition of ‘Taxation trends in the European Union‘ which outlines current tax and social security issues within EU. According to the report European economy experiences recession and one of the cataly...
Do International Institutions matter? Why? NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Actually the question is: Do International Institutions, mainly, reflect the preferences of the most powerful states? Or can they develop a life of their own?  I think they often reflect both. Obviously the most powerful stat...