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Tag: European Union


visiting researcher
Academic, Research

IEE welcomes a new visiting researcher

Each academic year, the Institute for European Studies of the ULB hosts a select group of visiting researchers who work around our 4 research themes. They come to Brussels from universities around the world to deepen their research and expertise in European studies. During their stay, they are supervised by one – sometimes two – of the IEE-affiliated professors.

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eu external action on democracy Supranational Governance
Academic, News, Projects, Research

Four peer-reviewed books to crown GEM-STONES research project

The first of the four books, published in July 2020, “Supranational Governance at Stake. The EU’S External Competences Caught between Complexity and Fragmentation” was edited by Mario Telò and Anne Weyembergh.

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moral power
Academic, News, Research

'Moral Power' of the European Union in the South Caucasus

The book by IEE-ULB scientific collaborator Syuzanna Vasilyan makes a contribution to studies on the South Caucasus region, builds on theoretically innovative, critical and practice-driven research and presents a synergistic account of the EU, its external policy and the South Caucasus.

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research themes
Academic, News, Projects, Research

Book Presentation: Les solidarités européennes : entre enjeux, tensions et reconfigurations

Since 2016, the IEE-ULB has lead a "Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence" project supported by the European Erasmus+ programme. During the three years of this project, our researchers have put the notion of solidarity at the heart of their work. One of the results was the publication of a book entitled "Les solidarités européennes : entre enjeux, tensions et reconfigurations."

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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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EU UK relationship
Conferences, News

Frost lays out ambitions for EU-UK future relationship

Invited by the Institute for European Studies and the UK Mission to the EU, the Université libre de Bruxelles welcomed, last February 17th, David Frost CMG, UK Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and Chief Negotiator, for a lecture about the future relationship between his country and the EU.

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Maastricht Treaty, 1992
Articles, News, Reading lists

Maastricht Treaty : 28 years of increased intergovernmentalism

On February 7, 1992, 28 years ago today, the Union's heads of state and governments ratified the Maastricht Treaty. Conceived as an act of refounding the project of European integration, this Treaty has led to an increased use of intergovernmentalism in European decision-making. Find our reading recommendations from IEE researchers on this subject.

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Articles, Multimedia, News

Mayday! Watch your clocks, it’s Brexit day

Since 2016, Brexit has been on every lip around Brussels and Europe. The subject of many debates across the continent has unfolded – slowly, excruciating – under our eyes over the past three years. Our professors, researchers and students have analysed the Brexit’s saga in different episodes, that we share with you today.

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The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
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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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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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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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EU in the World
Academic, News

EU in the World: Tools to Understand the EU’s Place as a Global Leader

A European Green Deal, the future of the Cotonou Agreement, the tensions around accession talks of the Balkans to the European Union are all hot topics on the European political agenda. At the IEE-ULB we know that, as a professional, it is important for you to stay up-to-date with EU policy developments and to deepen your knowledge these key topics. The module “EU in the world” of our Executive Programme in European Studies (MEUS) might be for you.

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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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News

Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?

The European Union in European Affairs conference (#EUEA2019) recently hosted a panel on “Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?” Here's a summary of the discussions.

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young voters
Conferences, Projects, Student life

Young Voters Took Over the Hemicycle

On May 9th, the Day of Europe, dozens of young people between the ages of 18 and 26 confronted candidates to the European elections.

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Conferences

The EU After the Brexit Referendum: Between Sadness and Unity

During the « Grand débat de l’ULB », three experts discussed the future of relationships between the EU and the UK, three years after the Brexit referendum.

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Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice
Academic, Conferences, News, Projects

Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice: reshuffling the cards?

On April 25th and 26th 2019, the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) held a conference about the future of the European penal area in the context of Brexit.

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visions of europe
Academic, News, Projects, Research, Student life

Share your visions of Europe

Given the current state of the integration process and the challenges ahead, discussing the visions of our common future in Europe is more necessary than ever. We invite you to participate this March 20 on an Open EU Debate forum and share your views.

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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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Academic, Articles, News, Research

Armenia and Belarus: Caught between the EU and Russia?

Syuzanna Vasilyan, IEE-ULB affiliated researcher co-authors a recently published paper on Armenia and Belarus' relationship with the EU and Russia with Alena Viera, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Here are some of their findings.

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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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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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