2013

Published Dec. 16, 2013 12:07 PM

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) insurgency is likely to continue at next year’s European elections, where their anti-EU and anti-immigration stances have a good chance of resonating during the election campaign.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 11:08 PM

The time is ripe for European public diplomacy to take centre stage, Mai'a K. Davis Cross and Jan Melissen argue in a recent policy brief. As far as the EU does engage with with the rest of the world, communication is too often based on one-way informational practices rather than true dialogue.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Nationality plays only a minor role in influencing the behaviour of Commission staff, and is simply one of many factors influencing the actions of Commissioners, Morten Egeberg writes on LSE's EUROPP Blog.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

The eurozone crisis is coming to an end. While it will still take several years before recovery is complete, now is an ideal time to consider the lessons learned.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Traditionally, US reactions to CSDP have been everything from confrontational to supportive to denigrating to mute. Instead of  gauging all these perspectives, Mai'a Davis Cross argues that Europeans should rather focus on developing and strengthening CSDP on their own terms.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Benjamin Leruth, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on euroscepticism in the Nordic states on the LSE's EUROPP Blog, pointing to the high level of variation between countries.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

In a recent interview Tatiana Fumasoli explains some preliminary and highly interesting findings from the FLAGSHIP project.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Worse than foreign misperception, is how Europeans judge themselves, according to Mai'a K. Davis Cross and Jan Melissen in EUobserver.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Benjamin Leruth, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the Icelandic election results on the LSE's EUROPP Blog, arguing that an EU referendum may still be on the cards for Iceland as a majority of the population still supports accession talks.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

John Moodie in this EUROPP blog post argues that while there are legitimate concerns over the use of Commission expert groups, there are adequate checks and balances in place to provide democratic safeguards.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Two days ago, the Greek government shut down the Greek public broadcast company (ERT), in a manner reminiscent of the junta ways back in the 60s-70s. Asimina Michailidou comments on the role of public broadcasting services in modern democracies.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

The university sector has undergone major changes in coordination modes and systemic governance over the last decades. In this blog post, Tatiana Fumasoli presents some research results from the Flagship project as well as other studies which were discussed at two recent conferences.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

It is trivial to say that the European Union is going through an existential crisis. But which crisis? Whose crisis?

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

In this EUROPP blog post, Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the difficulties in negotiating a joint European energy policy that might ultimately help drive the transition to renewable energy sources.

Published Nov. 6, 2013 10:29 PM

Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the European Court of Justice’s growing role in the domain of fundamental rights. He argues that it is not a sign of judicial activism, but of political insufficiencies.