Tag Archives: History and Politics of European Integration

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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Integration and Diplomacy – conference at the Firenze EUI…

Quickly, again, two small things. One is the following workshop: INTEGRATION & DIPLOMACY Organized by European Integration History Working Group – EUI-HEC Tuesday 19th November 2013, European University Institute Seminar Room 3 – Badia Fiesolana (09:00 – 13:00) ‘The Diplomat’ … Continue reading

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2012…

…goes to the European Union. What to say? This is certainly an interesting choice. Not so much because of giving the Nobel to an institution (been done before); the most important here is the parallel with current debates on the … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

While teaching a class on European Integration History, I have come to present the students with European Integration as a historical phenomenon set in a series of contexts – mostly, of course, the Cold War, but also economic, technological, social, … 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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European Studies in Turku

The two Universities based in Turku have launched a common website to present their activities in the domain of European Studies, European Integration Studies and related fields: http://europeanstudies.utu.fi/ This is an offspring of the History and Politics of European Integration … Continue reading

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