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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 Mar. 10, 2014 3:47 PM

What are the side effects of extracting oil in the Canadian tar sands areas? – Before I came to Canada, I thought the environmental crisis was the most urgent. But I cannot say this anymore, says anthropologist Lena Gross.

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. 16, 2014 9:11 AM

It has taken us several hundred million years to produce this compressed sunlight, and it has been the driving force of modern civilization for two hundred years. It cannot be eliminated without further ado, writes Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Published Jan. 8, 2014 4:25 PM

Elephants clashing with human beings on their paddy fields, people dying from kidney failure, climatic uncertainty, increased jealousy leading to sorcery attacks, and the nearing end of small-scale farming: Results of a global crisis of desire?

Published Dec. 18, 2013 12:13 PM

What role do and could national parliaments of EU member states play in the EU framework? How do the Treaty of Lisbon reforms, which aim to generate more influence for national parliaments in EU decision-making processes, work in practice?

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. 28, 2013 1:07 PM

The EU financial crisis has pushed thousands of citizens to migrate in a bid to escape uncertainty, unemployment and poverty. Many pick Norway as their destination. What are their experiences?

Published Nov. 21, 2013 2:10 PM

Southern Europe has been severely struck by the financial crisis, in social as well as political terms. How has the crisis been handled, and could it have been done differently? These questions were discussed at an open seminar staged by ARENA on 18 September 2013.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.