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open house
Academic, News

Open house: Information Session on Masters at the IEE-ULB on April 20

Admissions are open for the 2018-2019 academic year for EU citizens! The Institute for European Studies of the ULB invites you to discover its Masters and Specialized Masters during our open house and Information Session on April 20th, 2018.

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Resilience Crises
Multimedia, News, Projects

Resilience: how EU institutions reacted to the crises

Resilience, a documentary by Horizon 2020 project ENLIGHTEN, explores how European institutions and member states reacted to the crises, and the responses provided.

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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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Brexit Historical Dimension
News

The Historical Dimension of Brexit, as seen by Kiran Patel

The recent history of Brexit and other potential exits from the European Union demonstrate the need to overcome the linear lecture of a European integration history.

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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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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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solidarity
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

From European to Transatlantic Solidarity

Watch the opening and closing sessions of the first biennial conference EUEA17, focusing on European and transatlantic solidarity.

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controversial approaches towards european solidarity
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

Solidarity at the center of a 2-day academic and policy debate

The two-day conference #EUEA17 represented an opportunity for an academic and policy oriented discussion on European solidarity.

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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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interdisciplinary eu studies
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

Controversial Approaches towards European Solidarity

On May 22-23, the Institut d’études européennes at the ULB hosts the first Biennial Conference “EU in European Affairs – EUEA.” The focus will be Euopean Solidarity.

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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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