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Category: Cartes blanches


Discussing the future of Europe
Academic, Cartes blanches, Conferences

Discussing the future of Europe differently

Luis Bouza García, member of the OpenEUdebate Jean Monnet network, explains the important task of discussing the future of Europe in a new, different way.

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Cartes blanches, News

Alstom-Siemens : "The question is what kind of champion will satisfy European interests and not only those of France and Germany"

Jurist Nicolas Joncheray refutes the critics of France's miniter of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, agains the European Commission's decision in an article published by French newspaper Le Monde.

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Social Union
Cartes blanches

A Timely Call for a Social Union

A Social Union cannot just mean more EU level legislation, as it cannot purely be built through more policy coordination or through budgetary instruments either. All three arms of governance have to play a role and in due coordination. László Andor writes.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Brexit, the European dead end?

After the official activation of article 50, on March 29th, 2017, the European Union and the United Kingdom had two years to negocitate a deal. Here we are in november and the draft agreement of 585 pages has just been released, with the issues around the Irish border not completely solved

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EU-Turkey relations
Cartes blanches, News

Not too close but not too far away: The EU’s relations with the new Turkey

As a result of the June elections, there are three constraining factors that might further distance Turkey from the EU. Political scientist and IEE-ULB affiliated researcher Seda Gürkan analyses them in this article.

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students with disabilities
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches

Towards equal access to education for students with disabilities

What must a University do to progress towards inclusion of students with disabilities? This blogpost comments a recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the issue (Enver Şahin v Turkey) and developments in Belgium and in our University.

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Italian politics
Articles, Cartes blanches

The new course of Italian Politics: time to experiment

A new government led by the League and the Five Stars Movement represents a novelty and an element of unpredictability for Italy and Europe. Political scientist Luca Tomini underlines a problem the EU might soon be confronted with: a new challenge to liberal democracy, that subscribes to a global and European trend.

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Cyberspace
Articles, Cartes blanches

The need for a transatlantic agenda for cyberspace

The speed in which cyberspace evolves as well as the versatility of cyber-attacks leaves many governments and economic actors defenceless when it comes to facing one of the most serious challenges of the beginning of the 21st century. 

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the EC EU-Turkey relations
Cartes blanches

EU-Turkey relations in the aftermath of Turkey's constitutional referendum

Seda Gürkan (CEVIPOL, IEE-ULB) analyses why the Turkish presidential system is likely to induce far-reaching changes in EU-Turkey relations, and questions whether the regime change in Turkey has the potential to put an end to Turkey's EU journey.

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Rome Treaty 1957
Cartes blanches

From Rome to Rome: The Political Economy of the 60th Anniversary

In this "carte blanche," László Andor reflects on the economic, political and social challenges of the Eurozone as the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty approaches.

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TTIP protest
Cartes blanches

Will TTIP be rebranded as "Trump Trade and Investment Partnership"?

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office, he will inherit President Obama's legacy on trade -with negotiations towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ongoing. TTIP's future is uncertain. Tereza Novotna outlines five scenarios for what actions Trump may take.

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