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The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Days, 20 Minutes ago
Britain’s current approach to the European Union has led it to state of isolation and policy failure. In order to ensure the country’s interests, the UK government needs to develop a new comprehensive EU strategy based on building sustain...
Erasmus after 2017? NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Days, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Before the European Parliament elections in May the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg tried to defend Europe against UKIP’s Nigel Farage’s and his wave of Eurosceptiscm. Whilst Clegg’s reputation may be in tatters from his...
The new British policy on the European Union: scapegoats and crossed fingers NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Days, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The European election fallout continues to amaze. In Brussels, Strasbourg and national capitals, the consequences of historic and contemporary decisions are working their way through the system. Jean-Claude Juncker’s election to Commission...
7 observations on Jean-Claude Juncker’s President-elect speech NEW
Ideas on Europe 6 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
During the European election campaign, I’ve seen a Jean-Claude Juncker who seemed tired, who did not seem up to speed during the debates with his contenders and who seemed to be disconnected from the party that supported him – the Europea...
Let’s get started NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Welcome to my blog! I intend to use this space to talk about the proposed referendum for 2017 which will allow the British public to decide whether they want to be in or out of the European Union. The recent European Parliament election results would...
Britain’s representation in the European Parliament NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
This May’s European elections have substantially changed the composition of the UK delegation to the European Parliament. Unfortunately, although Britain is a force in managing European political groups, it is not particularly well represented...
Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe: New Constellations in European Research and Higher Education Governance NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
Why do knowledge policies play an increasing role on the European political and policy agenda? What are the synergies and tensions between European research and higher education policies? What have been the successes and challenges in establishing th...
Debating the EU: How can we do it? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
I was talking to a friend yesterday evening, who felt that a referendum on EU membership was a good thing. He agreed with my point that what the UK (and the Union more generally) needed was a full public debate, but saw a referendum as a way to kick-...
How would a ‘clustered’ European Commission impact EU environmental policy? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Every five years the European Union changes the composition of its Commission. While this year’s discussions have mostly focused on who will be appointed to the Commission, two other issues, repeatedly pushed for by the Netherlands and France,...
The ‘national interest’ test in the Pfizer – Astra Zeneca takeover bid NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
As the deadline under the new ‘put up or shut up’ rules of the UK Takeover Panel came to a close on Monday 26 May, Pfizer admitted defeat in its bid to buy AstraZeneca. Pfizer’s withdrawal brought to a close four months of wooing th...
Britain’s best future is in the European Union NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
In the ongoing debate on the UK’s place in the European Union, it’s important to keep the facts in mind. On economic, political and social measures, Britain gains from being part of the EU. At the same time, reforming how the EU works to...
European Policy on Illegal Fishing: Emergence of an International Trend NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing refers to infringements of management and conservation laws established to regulate fishing activities in national or international waters.  It is a persistent phenomenon that thrives due to comp...
A new European Union, or just more of the same? NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Cynicism comes easily: to watch the events of this week unroll has been to see every cliche of European integration at play. Backroom deals, grandstanding eurosceptics, scapegoating and general ignorance – sadly, an all too common sight in and...
The Scottish Independence Referendum NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The independence referendum for Scotland has been given the date of September 18, 2014. Anyone over the age of 16, who resides in Scotland are eligible to vote, which includes members of the armed services serving overseas registered to vote in Scotl...
EU’s Foreign Policy NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Since the establishment of the United Nations, there were attempts of European countries to coordinate their positions in the United Nations. Starting with regular consultations. The first actual forum of foreign policy coord...
The “arch-federalist” Juncker? A comparative perspective NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
UK politicians call Juncker arch-federalist, and  the press has taken over this term, too. The Telegraph does it. The Guardian does it. The (Irish) Independent does it. The Washington Post does. What they show is their lack of perspective,...
Why Juncker is not Cameron’s problem NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
by Kyriakos Moumoutzis Since the elections for the European Parliament in May, public debate on European Union (EU) politics has gradually become dominated by the so-called ‘Juncker question’: the issue of the appointment of the next Pres...
The European Conservatives and the ‘main parties’ NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Minutes ago
The discourse of European Union politics frequency takes the EU main parties as those which support progressively greater European integration. However, the multitude of views on the course of the EU and the success of a centre-right European group c...
EU Stakeholders Divided over Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is currently the world’s largest market-based policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Operating since 2005, the EU ETS sets a steadily-decreasing cap on the greenhouse gases that instal...
The momentum issue in euroscepticism NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 48 Minutes ago
Only a short post this week, as I’m attending the first European conference on Learning & Teaching in Politics, IR and European Studies at the University of Maastricht (yes, there again). Obviously this week potentially repre...