This blog is hosted on Ideas on EuropeIdeas on Europe Avatar

Older Articles

Comitoloy and Cyprus: High politics with low attention

Published on by | 3 Comments

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 […]

Europe on the streets: Europrotests in the focus of research

Published on by | Comments Off on Europe on the streets: Europrotests in the focus of research

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: […]

The schizophrenic Council, Part 2: The follow-up story on how the EU Council deliberately prevents transparency

Published on by | 2 Comments

“Any citizen of the Union, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a Member State, has a right of access to documents of the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, whatever their medium.” Article 42, Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the European Union On Monday or Tuesday […]

The schizophrenic Council

Published on by | 24 Comments

Are you allowed to spoil a party when you are invited? What if the host of the party actually is quite schizophrenic, one day ignores you and the other day treats you like your best friend? The EU Council is such a schizophrenic institution. EU member states either use it to fight populist fights against […]

UACES and Ideas on Europe do not take responsibility for opinions expressed in articles on blogs hosted on Ideas on Europe. All opinions are those of the contributing authors.