Tag Archives: European Union

What Macron’s victory means for Brexit

Amidst the turbulent past few weeks of UK-EU Brexit wrangling, relatively little attention has been paid to the effect the election of a new French president will have on these negotiations. UK tabloids have been busy instead making hay with … Continue reading

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France, Europe and ‘Frexit’: Was the French election a vote on ‘Europe’?

In a recent blog post, Caterina Froio has correctly noted that the politicisation of Europe has been one of the central factors in the French election campaign. While Europe is often a secondary issue in election campaigns, in this case it … Continue reading

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The Saga continues – The UK Supreme Court Ruling on Article 50 and the Evolving Constitutional Crisis in the UK

The wait is finally over. The Supreme Court ruled on 24 January 2017 that ‘by a majority of eight to three … [the] government cannot trigger Article 50 without an Act of Parliament to do so’. Theresa May and ‘Team … Continue reading

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The Everyday Experience of EU Projects: Comparison of Two Towns in Bulgaria

Ideally, people should judge projects funded by the European Union (EU) on the basis of their usefulness. After interviewing more than 30 residents of two towns in Bulgaria, however, my impression is that the everyday experiences of EU-funded projects have … Continue reading

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Waiting for the mutual “mess-up” – Reassessing the Theresa May-Nicola Sturgeon Relationship

  On the 23 of June this year, 52% of the British electorate voted in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). This decision, however, revealed the divisive nature of the referendum topic. While majorities in England and Wales voted … Continue reading

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