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The Future of Europe blog is an academic blog run by EU3D. Our aim is to debate the EU's current and future challenges and to enhance the understanding of the democratic potentials and the dominance pitfalls of differentiation in today’s EU.

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Published Jan. 14, 2022 3:17 PM

With the new ‘traffic light’ government in Germany, one could have expected a game changer in Germany’s approach to fiscal integration. Instead, Tiziano Zgaga argues, the coalition agreement is a compromise between maintaining the old fiscal regulatory framework and showing some moderate opening towards new European spending powers.

Future of Europe Blog, January 2022

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Published Jan. 7, 2022 9:54 AM

The next steps in the EU’s constitutional development must involve greater care for the wider Europe, Andrew Duff argues. He proposes the introduction of a new category of EU affiliate membership, allowing the EU’s western and eastern neighbours alike to become stable and reliable partners.

Future of Europe Blog, January 2022

Published June 30, 2021 11:32 AM

Nordic governments frequently broadcast their ambition to do more together on the international stage.Kristin Haugevik and Ole Jacob Sending explain why we still shouldn’t expect to see any profound increase in joint Nordic foreign policy positions and actions – and especially not when it comes to relations with greater powers.

Future of Europe Blog, June 2021

Published Mar. 17, 2021 1:38 PM

The Next Generation EU superfoods are on their way. Can they save a starving Italian patient? Read Simona Piattoni's take on the EU economic growth model in light of the pandemic. 

Future of Europe Blog, March 2021

 

Published Feb. 2, 2021 1:01 PM

Differentiated integration is a political reality in the EU. However, public opinion remains divided, both across countries and among individual citizens. Jana Gómez Díaz, Julian Schuessler and Dirk Leuffen argue that this fact highlights important challenges for the workings of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Future of Europe Blog, January 2021

Published July 17, 2020 1:55 PM

The coronavirus measures implemented by the EU and member states have had differentiating effects, which ultimately may lead to further fragmentation of the European political system, argues EU3D researcher Filippa Chatzistavrou on the Future of Europe Blog. 

Future of Europe Blog, July 2020. 

Published June 11, 2020 10:52 AM

The German Constitutional Court is stuck on an ideological position that prevents it from understanding the substantial difference between the German situation and European integration, argues Sergio Fabbrini and takes a closer look at some of the court’s rulings over the last decades.

Future of Europe Blog, June 2020. 

Published Apr. 22, 2020 10:21 AM

The socio-economic effects of the coronavirus requires a massive and coordinated response from the EU. So far, the EU has not been up to the challenge, argues Marco Dani and Agustín José Menéndez.  

Future of Europe Blog, April 2020.