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Oneliners…

Two quick ones, related to last week’s budget negotiations in the European Council of Heads of States. . First of all, a column in Helsingin Sanomat (Fin.) by economic journalist Pekka Hakala. I haven’t had much good to say about … Continue reading

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Books to read, places to see…

I am preparing for a trip to the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, and for the lecture I should be giving there. The lecture will be a wrap-up of notions on the History of European Integration, different conceptions … Continue reading

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Cool Britannia…

The University of Turku and Åbo Akademi, the two universities working in Turku, have a European Studies common portal. I just put there a few words on Cameron’s referendum’s decision. Mostly links to a few texts I found worth reading, … Continue reading

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A trail of projects…

At some point in the history of European integration, one can directly observe the way ideas were shaped along negotiations into projects and policy-papers, only to become treaties after more negotiations. What was changed, who did it, what was abandonned … Continue reading

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What’s going on…

US elections and austerity in Europe. . First of all, the wonderfully complex process of gerrymandering. I discovered, not the thing, but the word, while looking at the 2012 US elections. The Wikipedia article dealing with that dubious political practice … Continue reading

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Diplomatic networks / French European policy…

A quick one, in two parts: . Kenneth Weisbrode put up a reformulated version of his open letter to SHAFR on our New Diplomatic History blog: http://toynbeeprize.org/the-task-ahead/ Money quote: This is the root of the call now for a new … Continue reading

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A federation for France?

Last post for a while dealing with euro-matters, I promise… As was the case in 2007 for the previous French presidential elections, the Finnish media has been interested in France this spring. The interest was even stronger than in 2007: … Continue reading

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