Post Tagged with: "European Union"

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Irregular migration is a difficult test of the constructive interaction between two fixtures of modern political dialogue: the protection of individual human rights and the obligation of state’s to maintain security for their citizens.

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Do issues of identity matter in international politics? Selcen Öner provides a comprehensive overview of how the issue of European identity has been a key aspect in the process of Turkey’s EU membership bid.

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

How can one change the policies of the European Union without politicization? What the EU needs is ‘policy with politics’ where the Eurozone crisis should be solved through growth, not endless austerity and decline.

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

English Eurosceptics who consider Scottish independence as an opportunity to push their country quicker towards EU exit should think again. Scotland might have the last laugh after all.

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The original motivation for what has become the EU was for a lasting peace in Europe, in which no country would dominate the continent. Yet, the euro and large country nationalism have changed the EU into the vehicle to achieve that domination.

Will the Real Tomislav Nikolić Please Stand Up? Serbia’s New Chameleonic President

Will the Real Tomislav Nikolić Please Stand Up? Serbia’s New Chameleonic President

As Serbia’s President, will Tomislav Nikolić continue to oscillate between his nationalist and pro-Europe identities or will he ultimately jettison one in favour of the other? At this stage we can only speculate and ask that the real Tomislav Nikolić to please stand up.

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Russia is intent on proving itself relevant on the global stage. In an age when attention is shifting to the East and the South, Russia is positioning itself as a central, non-Western, power.

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

An unusual situation exists where there seems to be no formal mechanism within the EU over what would happen if Scotland separated from the UK and sought EU membership.

Towards a More Secure Europe: A New Focus on Defence

Towards a More Secure Europe: A New Focus on Defence

Rethinking CSDP in times of austerity will require revisiting ideas that previously may have seemed politically unacceptable.

Cameron’s diplomatic defeatism delivers a hammer blow to the UK’s influence

Cameron’s diplomatic defeatism delivers a hammer blow to the UK’s influence

David Cameron needs to put British national interest before his party’s interest. Angela Merkel has now left the door open for the British government to rebuild alliances and regain its position in Europe. It is in the British national interest that the government embraces that opportunity.

The Merkel Gambit

The Merkel Gambit

Merkel’s actions over the EU fiscal pact have been likened to a game of chicken. They are more akin to tightrope walking while composing an opera. Lurking in the background is the threat that the markets will lose faith and tear the whole edifice down. Either way, this pact will not be the last word.

The European Union’s South Ossetia Dilemma

The European Union’s South Ossetia Dilemma

Not supporting the people of South Ossetia in their determination to make their voices heard and their votes count undermines the credibility of EU efforts to promote and support democracy and sends a message that it may yet be possible to get away with stealing elections.

Measuring Implicit Identification with the EU and its Effects

Measuring Implicit Identification with the EU and its Effects

Following the failure of the Constitutional Treaty, the EU has engaged in an effort to bring itself closer to the people. The role that functional and symbolic identity triggers can play in overcoming historical divides and in generating a sense of identification is of high significance.

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