Post Tagged with: "European Union"

“Do as We Say, Not as We Do.” Perspective on the Ukrainian Crisis

“Do as We Say, Not as We Do.” Perspective on the Ukrainian Crisis

The main criticism on relations with Ukraine must fall on U.S. and Western foreign policy or, more precisely, the lack of one.

The Left’s Europe Problem

The Left’s Europe Problem

What’s a Social Democrat to do? One solution is to push for enhanced powers for the EU Parliament. Another is to consider that EU institutions may have to be re-imagined.

Switzerland and the EU: Many a Slip Between Swiss Cup and Lip

Switzerland and the EU: Many a Slip Between Swiss Cup and Lip

Swiss politics has too many veto players for swift decisions. It is out of the interplay of these contending forces that any change in its foreign policy will come.

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

There is a gap between high theory-driven expectations and the modest realities of civil society participation.

European Security and Defence: An Overview

European Security and Defence: An Overview

The debate on EU foreign policy must contain both the theoretical analysis as well as the in-depth “heart-searching” discussions between actors, scholars and practitioners involved in the CSDP.

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine is divided between pro-European and pro-Russian choices. The foreign policy choices that it makes over the coming months could have significance in terms of its relationship with the EU.

Europe’s Border Disorder

Europe’s Border Disorder

As the best way to appraise the significance of its border disorder, the EU needs to realize that both its external and internal borders are just different levels of the same political theatre.

How to Avoid Another Lampedusa

How to Avoid Another Lampedusa

A shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa put the issue of immigration back on the EU’s political agenda. A new holistic and balanced policy should include the opening of channels for legal migration.

Greece’s Radical Politics on the Dark Side of Dawn

Greece’s Radical Politics on the Dark Side of Dawn

Most governments of the EU are now forced to dance to the tunes of the extreme right. In that respect, the Greek far right stands out as the ugliest reflection in the deforming mirror of the dark side of the EU.

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