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Is EUROPA governed by Berlin?

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. I I EC EIT EIB TED ETF ECB COR Curia Europarl PRELEX Consilium EEAS Eurozone Eurojust EMA Biodiversity EESC Bookshop Europol European Council EDA We Mean Business EDPS EuroparlTV EIGE ACER OLAF EASA EASO EFSA EFCA EMSA ESMA OAMI ECHA ECDC OSHA MADB ENISA BEREC ESPAS EU-UN EACEA CORDIS ERA EEA ECA FRA ERC GSA EUR-LEX EMCDDA CEDEFOP FRONTEX CERT CDT Is EUROPA governed by Berlin, […]

Fortress Europe, Schengen and the European Sphere

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“[H]ow can the public debate necessary to make the EU a genuine ‘land of immigration’ take place if there is no common, democratic European ‘public sphere’, and no space for genuine intra-European political debate? The desire for such debate is connected to the need for a common sphere of social and public interaction within the […]

The Berlaymont Papers: That’s Key Commission Thinking?

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“BEPA has developed the concept of the ‘Berlaymont Papers‘ which will make available to a wider public some of the key thinking going on within the service. The first issue of the ‘Berlaymont Papers’, building on the Workshop on the Arab Spring organised with IFRI, was released in January 2012. A second one, on European think tanks, is planned […]

The 2012 Olympic Games in London on the European Union agenda

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The London 2012 Olympic Games are on their way, and on the medal count it’s nation states that matter. Yet, when you look to the agendas of recent EU-level meetings and the matters the EU deals with, you will realise that the European Union is actually directly and indirectly implicated in what’s going on in London. Just […]

Barroso freaks out in fear of environmental NGOs

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I just read the summary of last week’s EU Commission meeting (18 July 2012), and in there I stumbled over a very interesting quote from a discussion on two recent EU Court rulings*: “The PRESIDENT [Barroso] said that the potential consequences of these judgments were very far-reaching;  leaving aside the damage done to the Commission’s reputation by […]

Cyprus Presidency invites bloggers to the EU Council next week

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When in May the upcoming Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council announced they would want to meet with bloggers, I still wasn’t sure whether this would actually happen. I gave my five cents and when I was in Brussels soon after I met with the two spokespersons (Marianna & Nikos) of the Cyprus representation to brainstorm […]

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