2014

Published Feb. 12, 2015 3:02 PM

The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A large international conference in Oslo in November discussed the democratic implications of these changes, both for the EU and Norway.

Published Dec. 12, 2014 1:26 PM

In an interview with Il Manifesto, Agustín José Menéndez discusses the consequences of the German Constitutional Court's February ruling on the European Central Bank's OMT mechanism.

The European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France with flags waving on a spring evening
Published 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.

Published 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?

Published 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.

Published Oct. 23, 2014 10:14 PM

The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A major international conference in Oslo on 4-6 November will discuss the democratic implications of these changes, both for the EU and Norway.

Published Sep. 19, 2014 9:56 AM

They claim to know European women's experiences and needs. Some argue that more expert power makes EU gender equality policies less democratic. Researchers have studied what kind of expertise is involved.

Published Sep. 17, 2014 3:28 PM

ARENA contributed extensively to two workshops under the Nordic Political Science Congress in August. The themes discussed were the EU in the world and expert rule, respectively.

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Published July 10, 2014 2:50 PM

A number of EU neighbouring countries are integrated in the internal market and adopt the EU acquis to various degrees, through the EEA agreement, bilateral or other agreements. This has important democratic implications.

Published May 12, 2014 2:04 PM

The EPISTO project is co-organizing the workshop 'Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse', which will take place in Paris on 20-21 November 2014.

Published May 9, 2014 3:21 PM

European citizens have been humiliated by how the Eurozone crisis has been handled, Erik O. Eriksen claims in a recent book. This could however be a source for building solidarity, which is largely lacking in today’s Europe.

Published May 8, 2014 9:40 AM

John Erik Fossum has contributed to a recent report on the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making published by the UK Parliament.

Published May 2, 2014 2:27 PM

Norway lacks fundamental debates and distinct political alternatives, Johan P. Olsen states in his latest book.

Published Apr. 29, 2014 3:00 PM

The Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) has awarded two prizes to Helene Sjursen: the most downloaded Special Issue and the most downloaded article from the issue.  

Published Mar. 25, 2014 10:51 AM

This short piece on Eudo Cafe presents key findings from a study of the relationship between the European Parliament and the Commission, demonstrating close everyday interaction between the two institutions.

Published Mar. 13, 2014 12:17 PM

'For those of us working with European issues it is crucial to understand not only what is happening in Europe, but also why it happens. ARENA contributes to this', Vidar Helgesen said at the ARENA Lecture 2014.

Published Feb. 25, 2014 11:23 PM

Asimina Michailidou discusses what it means to be an EU citizen on the move, based on findings from a research project that were presented in Oslo last December.

Published Jan. 21, 2014 11:35 AM

Security integration is the real test for how far the idea of an 'ever closer Union' might go, Mai'a K. Davis Cross writes in an article on eInternational Relations.