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  • EU • Risk • Social Policy
    Daniel Innerarity - 03 June 2014
    Protecting Europeans citizens in the face of economic globalisation requires coordinating areas of social policy.
  • EU • Reform • Integration
    Jan Zielonka - 03 June 2014
    Europe needs a vision of functional integration orchestrated and managed not just by states, but also major regions, cities, NGOs and firms.
  • EU • Reform • Coordination
    Richard Corbett - 03 June 2014
    There is scope for a broad majority for reform in the new EU Parliament. However, this requires mainstream forces to agree a strategic agenda.
  • EU • Democracy • Values
    R. Daniel Kelemen - 02 June 2014
    As EU leaders work to strengthen legal enforcement of EU values, they must recognize that law alone cannot safeguard democracy. Political action is also necessary.
  • Euroscepticism • Identity • Elections
    Arian Meyer & Jo Ritzen - 02 June 2014
    Once easily explained by changes in economic factors alone, today, Euroscepticism is more a fear of losing one’s cultural identity.
  • EU • UK • Migration
    Adrian Favell - 02 June 2014
    British people exhibit some of the strongest opposition to the EU yet, in their behaviour, the British are among the most European.
  • Italy • Election • Euroscepticism
    Duncan McDonnell - 02 June 2014
    The post EP election picture is one of triumph for Renzi, but less so for European integration.
  • EU Election • Croatia • Trial Run
    Dejan Stjepanović - 02 June 2014
    Croatia only joined the EU last year but the centre-right have already learned to use European elections as a trial run for national ballots.
  • EU Election • Hungary • Extremism
    Péter Krekó - 29 May 2014
    For the first time in the far-right party's history, Jobbik's continuous rise in support ended. However, also for the first time ever they came second in a national election. Whether Jobbik continues to be a significant player domestically will depend on how their image and the scandal evolve.
  • EU Elections • Finland • Populism
    Niko Hatakka - 29 May 2014
    For the Finnish populists, the European election result was a slight disappointment, but the Finns Party is already looking towards next year’s national parliamentary elections. This will limit the party’s options in the European parliamentary group formation negotiations in June.

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