European Integration

The ‘European (Union) Identity’: An Overview

Ugur Tekiner • Apr 15 2020 • Articles
The European Identity has undergone many phases. The fluctuating course of the integration renders it a construct emerging within the limits of European unification.

The European Identity: An Attempt at a Novel Approach

Ugur Tekiner • Apr 15 2020 • Articles
The European Identity is caught amid five major tensions, so a novel approach can develop on the condition that its room of manoeuvre left by those tensions is overcome.

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Christine Neuhold • Oct 24 2017 • Articles
Recent elections in Austria are a ‘mixed bag’ result for Europe, with the People’s Party speaking out for integration and the Freedom Party seeing ‘renationalisation'.

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

Charlotte Galpin • Oct 4 2017 • Articles
The election in Germany brings the country into line with other countries in Europe with strong right-wing populist parties.

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Julija Brsakoska Bazerkoska • May 12 2017 • Articles
Urgent reforms on systemic rule of law issues and the restoration of freedom of expression need to occur in order to determine the future of Macedonian democracy.

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

François Foret • Dec 29 2015 • Articles
Religion may appear elusive in a European Union criticised for its abstraction, but the European context reinforces the national character of religions.

Religion in the European Union: The Neglected Variable

Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth • Dec 23 2015 • Articles
Despite the secularisation of European politics and other changes in the religious environment, a confessional culture still affects movement towards European unity.

The Challenge of Illegal Immigration in Europe

Martin A. Schain • Dec 14 2013 • Articles
The process of European unity did not diminish the ability of EU countries to control their own borders, but it has limited their ability to limit unwanted internal migration.

The European Union’s Next Nobel Peace Prize

William Phelan • Aug 5 2013 • Articles
The Nobel Prize Committee appears to have missed an opportunity to identify what is most distinctive about the EU and its contribution to “fraternity among nations” – its dispute settlement system.

European Integration in the Western Balkans: Revising the Transformative Power of the EU

Arolda Elbasani • May 30 2013 • Articles
In the Western Balkans, the main issue for the EU remains how to turn the trajectory of regime change and mounting structural deficit into a successful story of state- and institution-building.

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