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Category: Cartes blanches


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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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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Cartes blanches, News

Carte blanche of Christophe Leclercq : "A Media Sector fit for Digital Europe"

Christophe Leclercq is the founder of EurActiv.com, a policy media publishing in 12 languages across 12 countries. He also leads Foundation EurActiv and its ‘Media4EU’ project, in cooperation with ULB. Mr. Leclercq is also teaching a course at ULB /IEE in the academic year 2016/17, together with Prof. Ramona Coman in the framework of the Executive Master in EU Studies.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, News

France and Europe: will the future be a long past?

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Cartes blanches

Reflections on a European base of social rights

In March 2017, following a public consultation, the European Commission published its initiative for the adoption of a European Social Rights Base. In our opinion, this "communication - programme" has the following characteristics.

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Cartes blanches, News

Macron and Europe: three messages of hope

Mario Telò, President Emeritus of the Institute and Director of the GEM Doctoral School, considers that Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential elections is not only a relief for all Europeans because of the catastrophe avoided (Le Pen President), but a rational signal of hope that France will regain its role as a dynamic factor of integration, as it was in the days of Jacques Delors and François Mitterrand.

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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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Cartes blanches, News

The 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Towards a new integration dynamic?

On 25 March, the EU celebrates the 60th of the founding treaties with a positive and controversial outcome.

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Cartes blanches

The "humanitarian visas" case. Drama in Aleppo: dodging in Luxembourg, hope in Brussels?

This case comes within the context of a political-media crisis following certain decisions of the Belgian Aliens Litigation Council on humanitarian visas and the injunction addressed to the Belgian State, under penalty of penalty, to issue such visas to other Syrians in a similar situation.

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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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Cartes blanches, News

Trump and the European Union: from indifference to abandonment?

A few hours before his swearing in, Donald Trump remains an enigma on the international scene. The Chancelleries are waiting for him. Just like the Presidents of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, who, until now, have only exchanged by telegram with the 45th American President.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Does the European Union's trade policy still have a future?

The European Union, twenty-seven of its member states and Canada have their sights set on Belgium, where opposition from several federated entities is blocking the signing of the AETE between Canada, on the one hand, and the European Union and its member states, on the other; Bulgaria and Romania, on the other hand, are forcing Canada to make concessions in the visa field.

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Cartes blanches, News

The Italian referendum and its European implications

Mario Telo presents the consequences of the NO victory in the Italian referendum on the constitutional reform of December 4, 2016, relating among other things to the provisions for the end of parity bicameralism, the reduction in the number of parliamentarians and the control of the operating costs of institutions.

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Cartes blanches, News

The state of the Union on a Brexit background

Two and a half months after the vote on 23 January, the date of notification of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) under Article 50 of the EU Treaty is not yet known.

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Cartes blanches, News

Britain heads forwards into the past

After months of speculating and suspense, the Brits made up their minds as 51.9% voted in favour of Brexit. Europe is hungover this morning as a period of uncertainty starts, write Nathalie Brack and Amandine Crespy.

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Cartes blanches, News

The Aranyosi and Caldarararu cases or the contribution of the European Court of Justice to the balance between freedom and security

In the current context, marked by the multiplication of terrorist attacks and the threat that accompanies them, the need to find a fair balance between the "security" pole (fight against impunity) and the "freedom" pole (protection of fundamental rights) is particularly acute

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Cartes blanches, News

Carte blanche to François Foret: "Europe between Pope and Jihad"

On 6 February, Pope Francis, the first non-European Pontiff in history, was awarded the Charlemagne Prize for a personality who has worked for European unification

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Cartes blanches, News

Safeguarding EU’s values at the supranational level. Towards increased cooperation with the Council of Europe

Over the past few decades, EU institutional actors have had to deal with a series of situations which made headlines for their potential to undermine both the quality of democracy within the European Union (EU) and European values.

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Cartes blanches, News

Brexit/Bremain, towards a Europe with concentric circles?

The United Kingdom contributes not only to the European budget, but also to the economic (second economy) and political strength of the EU as a global power. Its exit would seriously weaken the EU's presence and image in the multipolar and dangerous world in which we live.

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