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  • ep-flags-cb-200 European Parliament officials: what influences their decisions? Nov 24, 2014 11:12 AM

    The European Parliament and its political groups employ officials to help coordinate various aspects of the Parliament’s legislative work. In this blog post, Morten Egeberg, Åse Gornitzka and Jarle Trondal examine who these staff members are, and if their individual backgrounds influence their decisions.

  • catalonia-independence-cb Why Europe is part of the problem, not just the solution Nov 18, 2014 10:11 AM

    In this comment, Agustín José Menéndez analyses the current state of affairs in a crisis-ridden Europe. Is it a mere coincidence that claims of independence from Catalonia, Padania and Scotland have gained strength?

  • mogherini-eeas-flickr-200 Ambitious plans for EU foreign and security policy Nov 10, 2014 12:29 PM

    Federica Mogherini has outlined an ambitious plan for the EU's foreign and security policy, but whether it is attainable remains to be seen. Johanne D. Saltnes and Tine E. Brøgger analyse the new High Representative's agenda and vision.


  • thorhallson-flickr-200 Cancelled: ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Baldur Thórhallsson Dec 2, 2014 01:15 PM

    On 2 December 2014, Baldur Thórhallsson from the University of Iceland will present his paper entitled 'Are Icelanders not good Europeans? The reluctance of the Icelandic political elite to take full part in the European project'.