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Published May 13, 2022 8:23 AM

ARENA's Anke Stefanie Schwarzkopf has successfully defended her PhD thesis Values versus interests? The EU’s approach to multilateral negotiations at the United Nations.

Published May 5, 2022 10:10 AM

ARENA offers MA student grants to students writing their master thesis in spring 2023 on a topic related to ARENA's research areas.

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Published Apr. 26, 2022 8:47 AM

ARENA's Claire Godet has successfully defended her PhD thesis Understanding the Legitimation of Controversial Institutions: Stakeholder Critique and Legitimation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Published Nov. 15, 2021 8:43 PM

'The non-democratic disease may spread', said Adam Bodnar, former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights at the 2021 ARENA-lecture. He underlined that the Polish lesson to Europe is to ensure independent institutions.

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Published Nov. 9, 2021 9:51 AM

'Democracy is at stake for people in Poland, but the non-democratic process could also become an existential threat for the entire EU', says Adam Bodnar, former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights. Bodnar will hold the ARENA lecture on 11 November.

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Published Jan. 20, 2021 8:21 AM

ARENA's Stine Hesstvedt has successfully defended her PhD thesis The Politics of Expert Advice: A study of governments’ use of policy advisory commissions in Norway, 1972-2018.

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Published May 2, 2019 11:26 AM

The European Union is engaged in a large-scale debate on its future nature and direction. The role and importance of theoretically informed and empirically grounded research in that process is essential, as was made very clear at EU3D’s opening conference in Rome.

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Published May 30, 2016 12:21 PM

Although European states such as Norway or Switzerland have different kinds of relationships with the EU, they are all becoming increasingly integrated into it, without any formal say. These states have given up national sovereignty without any compensation at EU level, and the UK’s debate should be mindful of the hegemonic nature of relations between the EU and its closely associated non-members.  

Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:17 AM

The truism is that crises create more integration. Although this has been the case in the past, there is no guarantee that it will be so in the future. Now the crises are numerous, and they also reveal the weaknesses of the EU structure.

Published Nov. 9, 2015 9:39 AM

Why has Norway ended up in a very precarious democratic situation because of its relationship with the EU? Why is the UK prime Minister saying, 'don't look to Norway'?