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Comitoloy and Cyprus: High politics with low attention

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One week ago I blogged about the lack of attention to Comitology. One of the reasons you’d frequently hear about why Comitology is ignored is that it is sooooo technical and sooooo intransparent. In order to tackle the latter, I’ve produced a visualisation of recent Comitology meetings (which includes, after several updates, 90 meetings at […]

Losing EU democracy over anti-crisis measures: A political debate

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Leigh Phillips of the EUobserver yesterday published a long piece on how democracy is endangered by the current technocratic reactions to the crisis. While it is important to notice and to warn when democracy is in danger, Leigh’s observations are not that new. More than two weeks ago, Shawn of the European Economic Policy blog wrote […]

Europe on the streets: Europrotests in the focus of research

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In a year in which revolutions and large-scale street protests seem to spread across the world as E.Coli bacteria spread through the European Union recently, it’s fun to find a research article titled “Protest Actions against the European Union, 1992-2007” (full article behind paywall) in the 2nd issue of 2011 of “West European Politics” [Disclosure: […]

Comitology in academia and practice: Lack of attention and new developments

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Recently I talked with a Brussels-based consultant after the occasional sport we happen to do together, and I told him about my current EU policy research. His answer: All you need to know is Comitology. Now while I doubt that this is fully true, there is probably some truth in it – and looking into […]

The European Maritime Safety Agency: An EU communications perspective

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Over a week ago I was in Portugal to hear about the issue of water in all sorts of contexts, a reporting trip I had won because I have blogged about EU water politics. […] Tassoni was able to transmit true passion for the rather technical work of his so far unknown EU agency without falling into specialist or EU jargon, something many EU officials in Brussels are totally unable to do. […]

Liveblogging: Two crazy days

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I’ve been live blogging, together with Europasionaria, from the EU Council yesterday and today, gathering information and transforming them live in usable text, photos and video while interacting on Twitter with the outside world.

It’s fun, but exhausting.

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