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  • draghi_eu_2017_european_parliament_640 The technocrat that saved the euro Apr. 3, 2018 8:16 PM

    During the euro crisis, the European Central Bank carved out a new and more significant role for itself. While many agree that this saved the euro in the short term, new research by Jørgen Bølstad at ARENA suggests that the ECB’s new role as a lender of last resort may also prevent future crises.

  • setra_fossum_spinnelli_ep_2017_640 Bringing federalism back on the agenda Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 PM

    If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.

  • reflex-1-660 REFLEX workshop: Expertise, democracy and non-majoritarian bodies Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM

    Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?


  • blokker-300 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Paul Blokker June 12, 2018 1:15 PM

    At the ARENA Tuesday Seminar on 12 June 2018, Paul Blokker will discuss his paper 'Transnational European movements and constitutional claims'.

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