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SOTEU21
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

SOTEU21 : A diluted vision for the East and the South

Ursula von der Leyen's second State of the Union speech (SOTEU21) was analysed by two of our researchers and here we share their thoughts on the vision presented for the East and the South.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Research

Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU: A new angle to analyse EU integration

In the framework of the SovEU research project (Conflicts of Sovereignty in a European Union in Crisis) the notion of sovereignty and the relevance of sovereignty conflicts in explaining ongoing developments in EU integration were explored in the new book Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU, published by Routledge and as a special issue for the Journal of European Integration.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The importance of the Istanbul Convention in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, violence against women has been found to have increased. Is the Istanbul Convention the solution to the violence against women in Europe? Now is the time to take stock.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

From Semmelweis to Karikó : Hungarian physicians in the vortex of history

With reference to the Covid-19 context, this paper will examine the stories of Semmelweis, Szent-Györgyi and Karikó which highlight that great medical discoveries often emerge from a confrontation with the forces of conservativism. Scientists and practicioners of medicine find themselves in a fight against the odds of history more often than they would expect.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences

Increasing EU competences in a health crisis situation : necessity or interference?

For the opening of the 'Apéros du droit' of the Centre de droit européen, a web conference on the difficulties encountered during the COVID-19 health crisis and the responses that the Union could provide was organised. The event was chaired by Dr. Louise Fromont (ULB) with the participation of honorary Pr. Marianne Dony (ULB), and Mr Olivier Louppe, lawyer at the Brussels Bar specializing in the field of health.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The covid-19 pandemic and human rights: the European Court of Human Rights as the last resort for judicial oversight?

The covid-19 pandemic has led national authorities around the world to take a series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures have had and continue to have serious consequences for the enjoyment of human rights. In this article, Ilaria Gambardella questions the role that the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights can play in this regard.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

European sovereignty, a French projection?

Is European sovereignty a predominantly French projection? Ramona Coman, Nathalie Brack and Amandine Crespy try to answer.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

Biden, Macron, Merkel… Who will frame the future of Europe? The citizens' view

Prof. François Foret presents the preliminary findings of a research project exploring the cultural and normative foundations of the European multilevel governance provide some insights.

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Conference on the Future of Europe
Cartes blanches

The EU’s role in the world should be at the center of the “Conference on the Future of Europe”

In this "carte blanche" Professor Mario Telò analyzes, in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the necessity to strongly and strategically link the needed internal reforms and an enhanced international role for the Union.

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Rule of law backsliding
Alumni, Cartes blanches, Publication, Research

Impunity over rights? When the execution of European Arrest Warrants requires a delicate balance

Lucas Pinelli analyses in this article the consequences that the rule of law backsliding in some Member States is having in judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, News, Research

Jean-Louis Quermonne's essential contribution to the revival of political studies on European integration

Professor Mario Telò pays tribute to the memory of Professor Jean-Louis Quermonne, jurist and political scientist, and friend of the Institute of European Studies of the ULB.

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EU–Turkey
Academic, Cartes blanches, Publication, Research

The EU–Turkey deal in the 2015 ‘refugee crisis’: when intergovernmentalism cast a shadow on the EU’s normative power

Why did the EU conclude the ‘EU–Turkey refugee deal’ in March 2016 in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, despite the fact that the agreement deeply contradicts fundamental EU values and norms? Seda Gürkan Ramona Coman explain.

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Academic, Cartes blanches

European rules on minimum wages: governance by data

By becoming legally binding, can data-based governance, the latest version of “governance by numbers”, square the circle of the legitimacy and efficiency of multi-level policy making?

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Cartes blanches, News, Research

No Amalgamation: USA and EU Facing the Great Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

The RCEP shows the choice of large Pacific economies for multilateralism, free trade, against protectionism and it divides the QUAD, the Indo-Pacific alliance wanted by Trump to isolate China, explains Professor Telò in this carte blanche.

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gender inequality
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The COVID-19 crisis and gender inequality

There is the pandemic that we all know about, crowding the headlines of our newspapers, taking peoples’ lives, spreading fear and skepticism, turning parents into teachers, separating grandparents from their grandchildren. Then, there is another pandemic, a shadow one that slows down the little progress made until now toward gender equality.   

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Cartes blanches, News

The European Union before the Biden challenge: what transatlantic New Deal?

In this carte blanche, Professor Mario Telò analyzes the impact of the victory of the Biden-Harris duo in transatlantic relations.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Budget and recovery plan for Europe : update on current negotiations

In this article, MEP Philippe Lamberts and IEE’s scientific collaborator François Denuit present the current state of the negotiations between the European parliament and the Council of the EU on the Union’s recovery plan and long term budget.

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European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

With CEU "expulsion" Hungary violated academic freedom enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

In this carte blanche, Marianne Dony analyses the decision of the Commission v. Hungary (C ‑ 66/18) of 6 October 2020 on, among other things, academic freedom, affected by the closure of the Central European University in Hungary.

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European Green Deal
Alumni, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research, Student life

European Green Deal: Inducing Eco-Responsible Behaviours in the Post-Covid-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted EU projects, including the Green Deal. This paper explores strategic approaches to involve citizens in the green transition through engaging communication.

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resilience
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

What can resilience tell us about the post-Covid world? A research perspective

In this article, Anatolie Carbune reflects on how the post-Covid world might be better understood through the lens of the concept of resilience.

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Articles, Cartes blanches

The compromise of European recovery : an overestimated success

Gaspard Denis, chief of staff of Philippe Lamberts, MEP and co-President of the Verts / ALE group in the European Parliament and François Denuit, Doctor in political and social sciences, scientific collaborator attached to the IEE and CEVIPOL (ULB), analyse in this carte blanche the European recovery plan.

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Rule of law conditionality
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

Rule of law conditionality in the framework of the MMF 2021-2027 and Next Generation EU

Professor Ramona Coman analyses the German Presidency’s compromise text regarding the regulation on the protection of the Union budget and in particular the position on the rule of law conditionality.

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EU’s response to the corona crisis
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

The EU’s response to the corona crisis ensures the autonomy of member states

The current corona crisis might not be that big of a leap in European integration as many expect, says IEE visiting researcher Lucas Schramm.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Research

European Union and Covid-19 : chronicle of an announced polycrisis

Carte blanche signed by Cecilia Rizcallah, Emmanuelle Bribosia, Isabelle Rorive and Louise Fromont.

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Cartes blanches, News

The Court of Justice extends the protection against discrimination in the workplace

The Court of Justice extends the protection against discrimination in the workplace, Anissa Djelassi et Romain Mertens comment on the decision N.H. c. Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI - Rete Lenford (GC) of April 23, 2020.

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sustainable financial
Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, Research

When it comes to making finance truly sustainable, the devil is in the details

Sustainable finance is an emerging policy issue. Therefore, the design of “technical instruments” like indicators and definitions that provide the background for policies matters greatly. However, believes about what sustainable finance is and should do as well as interests are reflected in these seemingly technical instruments. Thus, it is important to unpack these instruments, so that the debate can be brought to a political level.

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interparliamentary cooperation
Articles, Cartes blanches, Projects

Strengthening the rule of law in the EU: what role for the interparliamentary cooperation?

This policy brief tries to shed light on an unexplored facet of the debate on how to better protect and promote the rule of law: the role of the European parliamentary system, composed by the European Parliament (EP) and National Parliaments (NPs).

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regional organisations african union
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The Covid-19 crisis and regional organisations: more money, more problems?

In this article published by The Conversation, Frank Mattheis reflects on the Covid-19 & regional organisations such as the African Union.

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Cartes blanches, News

Coronavirus: without a renewed European patriotism, the decline of the Union will be inevitable

Leading European academics demand an urgent and dynamic engagement between the 9 states recommending the "coronabonds" and the German/Netherlands front. Originally published in the newspapler Le Soir.

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women representation
Alumni, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

We Need More Women in the European Parliament: Why Representation Matters

No later than in February 2020, Helena Dalli—the newly appointed Commissioner for Equality—presented the Union’s new Gender equality strategy for the next 6 years. The European Union is trying to become a global leader in gender equality. But shouldn’t its institutions look inward, into their own functioning and at women's representation to ensure the implementation of egalitarian policies?

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The EU: a guardian of the right to leisure for children with disabilities?

In this article, Anissa presents a state of play on the actions taken by the EU in order to help the access to leisure to disabled children.

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Anonymous people of migration
Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, News, Projects, Research

The Anonymous People of Migration

The project Anonimii Migratiei explores migration from a novel angle, by documenting the stories of the elderly and the remaining children in the targeted localities.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Brexit and its prophet

Professor Mario Telò analyzes David Frost’s conference at the ULB and highlights the ensuing concerns over the post-Brexit area.

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The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The Venice Commission turns 30: Celebrating its crucial role in the promotion of rule of law standards

What is the role of the European Commission for Democracy through Law – better known as the Venice Commission – in the rule of law controversies? And which is its impact? These are highly topical issues, especially if we consider the recent events in Hungary and Poland and their backsliding into authoritarian regimes.

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rule of law conditionality
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Projects, Student life

Rule of law as integral part of the next MFF: to what extent and why?

The impact of a potential rule of law conditionality in the management of EU funds is at the center of this piece by Maria Schinina, official representative of the Italian Chamber of deputies to the European Parliament and participant in the IEE's MEUS.

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Benedek Jávor giving a lecture at the IEE
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, News, Projects, Student life

Benedek Jávor says the Hungarian case shows the EU's shortcomings

Amelie Tagu, student in European Studies, dialogues with Benedek Jávor, former Member of the European Parliament, on the Rule of Law in Hungary and what it tells us about the situation within the European Union.

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rule of law in the European Union
Alumni, Cartes blanches, News

Protecting the rule of law in the European Union: The Court of Justice to the rescue

A commentary on the judgment Commission v. Poland II judgment of 5 November 2019 (C-192/18), regarding the rule of law in the European Union, by Ludovic Badet, IEE alumnus in European Law.

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rule of law debate
Academic, Cartes blanches, News

The rule of law debate on the EU agenda. A look inside the Council

As the General Affairs Council sets to meet on December 10, with a focus on Article 7 procedures, Prof. Ramona Coman looks at the rule of law debate in the EU agenda.

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Georges Dassis
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Student life

Georges Dassis: "The future should not be worse, but better"

Georges Dassis, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) interviewed by two of our students, confides about European solidarities, Brexit and the unfinished social dimension of Europe.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

For a well-balanced outcome 30 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall

1989-2019, for a well-balanced outcome : from the people’s desire for freedom in 1989 to the political union of the EU? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, answers our 'Question Time'.

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Alumni, Cartes blanches, Research

How Does the EU Communicate in Times of Contestation?

Communicating to legitimize the EU has been an evolutive process for the European Commission. Communication cannot, however, replace policymaking. If the persisting top-down approach that defines priorities, validates them through dialogue and informs the marketing of the EU as a brand does not evolve towards a bottom-up approach where citizens speak up and are capital in defining policy-making priorities, the communication efforts will end-up falling short and will not function as a bridge to approach citizens to the EU institutions.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the EU's CFSP?

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the European Union's Common Foreign Security Policy? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, proposes an analysis of the crisis.

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Brexit cartoons
Academic, Cartes blanches

Brexit LOL : an analysis of the cartoons in the British press

Among the many reactions to Brexit in public discourse and the media, cartoons are both a way of laughing at this political event and a revealing representation of the paradox inherent to Brexit. We can find in them an interpretation of the event itself, the actors considered as the most important as well as their roles, but also the importance of the different political dimensions in the Brexit negociations. The drawings that we have chosen to analyse are the cartoons published in the British media between 2016 and 2018 that explicitly comment on Brexit. 

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2019 european elections
Articles, Cartes blanches

The EP after the 2019 European elections: a vector for change?

Andrew Bradley sheds light on the outcome of the 2019 European elections and the role of the new European Parliament.

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the European Elections
Cartes blanches, News

The European Elections : the Risk of "Muddling Through"

Mario Telo analyses the results of the European elections, highlighting the different challenges for the future of the EU and the impact of the Europhobes on the ballot.

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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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