Tag Archives: European union

European Identity?

A tough one: how to write about a thing so difficult to define?  The organization Eurooppalainen Suomi asked me to contribute to a report dealing with the question. That was a good occasion to get acquainted with writings on the … Continue reading

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#EP2014 vol. 1: the Parliament, the Commission, …

I was going to write something on the general results of the European elections, but I keep coming back to France and to the results there. So let’s split this into two parts: first part on the European level; second … Continue reading

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Northern Future Forum: Uniscan reborn?

In January 2011, representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries gathered in London under David Cameron’s stewardship for the first UK Nordic Baltic Summit. As described on the event’s webpage, the goal of the meeting was to… bring together Prime … Continue reading

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European democracy

Two useful tools to become more acquainted with the machine of the European Parliament – to my view the most interesting and most challenging part of the EU’s machinery. . VoteWatch Europe: it will give you an idea of who … 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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Eurocracy…

Joke time again. How do you recognize a technocrat? Easy: give him or her the Sahara; five years on he or she will have to import sand from abroad… Coluche, sometimes in the 1970s. In a French context, “technocrats”, and … Continue reading

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