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Russia’s suspension of the CFE Treaty: a matter of time, by Camille-Renaud Merlen NEW
Ideas on Europe 21 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on 10 March that Russia would suspend its participation in the joint consultative group of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Force in Europe (CFE), thereby all but formally pulling out of the agreement. The appli...
Gorillas, baboons and the wildilfe tourist ‘You’ in Uganda NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Days, 23 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
‘Our cousins’ A furry face with a long snout and inquisitive eyes. He was not looking at us, the viewers – his attention was focused on the lush green jungle. The photo was taken in Uganda. ‘This is the baboon, our cousin,&rsq...
We’re in it together: the tangled web of EU politics NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Days, 6 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
One of the recurring themes in talks I give about the EU is the notion of entanglement: the idea that ‘Europe’ is not some distant agency, doing things to us, but rather IS us (at least in part) and that we are caught up in it, whatever w...
Fair Trade – insights from Africa and the UK NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Days, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
Fairtrade – the global success story Fairtrade celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2014. Growing from an obscure niche market to a globally recognized phenomenon, today the label is an established part of the UK commercial indu...
What is the European Civil Society? NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Days, 16 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Despite the usual criticisms about Europe being in the hands of powerful lobby groups an handful of bureaucrats, the European Union is in a listening mood today. While it is embracing the participatory channel out of need, th...
‘No pity oh’ for the agaba of Nigeria NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
‘Dis rugged life I wan fash e oh’ [I want to leave] Ukanafun Base Boys, 2012, (Pratten, 2007: 94) [1] Audio file: Ukanafun Base Boys, 2012, courtesy of Dr. David Pratten   Nigeria – ‘the Giant of Africa’ Nigeri...
Policy Entrepreneurs: Key Players in Bottom-up Climate Policy NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
As the top-down, United-Nations driven target setting approach to international climate through the Kyoto Protocol approach has increasingly been called into question, many have begun to highlight the advantage of bottom-up approaches. Whereas the to...
Eurozone’s Debt Crisis and US Strategy: A return of Geopolitics for Europe NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours ago
article_serbossotiris_0215_0 http://transatlanticrelations.org/sites/default/files/article_serbossotiris_0215_0.pdf The post Eurozone’s Debt Crisis and US Strategy: A return of Geopolitics for Europe appeared first on Ideas on Europe.
Protected: Power Without Responsibilty -Referendum on EU membership NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Power Without Responsibilty -Referendum on EU membership appeared first on Ideas on Europe.
‘European ways’ threaten a shy forest giant in Uganda NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
  The giant forest hog, a once abundant species in Uganda, now faces an uncertain future. ‘The giant forest hogs, they live in Uganda with us...,’ states Dr. Busulwa, a visiting scientist at Cambridge, from the Makerere Universi...
My EU Notes tumblr NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
While this blog is clearly my long-form and research-focused online outlet, and while on Twitter I publish a mix of everything short that comes to my mind every day (polsci and non-polsci stuff), I decided I need something EU-focused that is shorter...
Safer Cycling, Cheaper Fees NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The European Parliament voted on two important pieces of legislation this week, lorry designs and capping card fees. Firstly, lorry designs. It sounds dull, but it will mean quite a lot to cyclists in Britain. Statistics show that Lorries a...
The EU has to take on more responsibility for Mediterranean migrants arriving in Sicily, writes Mareike Thiel NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The increasing number of migrants that are crossing the Strait of Sicily is upsetting.  In the first two months of 2015, almost 8000 arrived in Italy which is a rise of 43 percent compared to the previous year. Human traffickers are taking more...
India Budget 2015 NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The budget for India this year received a great round of applause, for its dependability. Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to government with a majority in the lower house of parliament, but the opposition party, still controls the upper house. Howe...
Gender equality: the European Union’s DNA is not working! NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In its International Women’s Day message, the European Commission claims today that “Europe has been promoting gender equality since 1957 – it is part of the European Union’s DNA“. The problem with DNA is that it also ne...
Women in power: recent research perspectives NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
History and politics are mostly tales of men on the battlefield or men in dark suits, white shirts and a tie. And as Ewa Widlak showed in “2015, Women and Political Leadership“, only 7.3% of heads of state and 6.5% of heads of government...
Wanted – a new form for debate and a new narrative NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
A couple of weeks ago I attended a debate in London with the title “Richer out of Europe?” organised jointly by The Federal Trust and Global Britain; each side fielded three speakers including former Commissioner Peter Sutherland and Kate...
The EU’s narrative arc NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Narrative arcs seem to be figuring in my life quite a lot at the moment. On the one hand, I’ve just started watching House of Cards and can already see the arc of Frank Underwood’s trajectory being sketched out: the initial piqu...
Memories of Cold War I NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Was it the chandelier aesthetics of the grotesquely over-dimensioned Palace of Independence in Minsk that brought up Cold War memories, or the desperate attempts by Angela Merkel and François Hollande to contain the Ukraine crisis by confronti...
Nigel Farage: ‘Ban terminally-ill migrants’ NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
‘NIGEL FARAGE: UKIP WOULD BAN TERMINALLY-ILL MIGRANTS FROM BRITAIN’ – Telegraph My response: Turning away people with terminal illnesses? People with cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cystic fibr...