Brussels, we have a problem: Rethinking Justice within the European Union

08 – 10 June 2018 International Conference at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany THE IDEA MORE JUSTICE, MORE EUROPE? Pioneering EU decisions mostly mean walking the tightrope between national autonomy and intra-European solidarity. Where does this walk lead with respect to company taxation, EU decisionmaking processes or the allocation of the EU budget? These are questions related […]

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The EU – Russia relations: A report on the study half day By Lucie Batouskova

On 11 February 2015 the SLAS department of the University of Portsmouth organised a half-day on the EU-Russia relations. Three speakers were invited to talk about the changing – and often tense relations between the EU and Russia, which have been seriously affected by the recent Ukrainian crisis. The EU’s non-recognition of the Russian annexation […]

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GovFaces by Marie Gjerde Rolandsen

The widely known ‘fact’ about the EU is that it is ‘democratically deficient’. People do not vote in the European elections, and they do not really care about what goes on in Brussels because they have no way of influencing it anyway. The wide academic consensus is that there is no European public space or […]

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“Help Erasmus” project

Although not really academic, here is a very interesting student-led initiative for more Erasmus by raising students’ participation in the May elections. You can learn more about the rationale of this project here: http://euobserver.com/eu-elections/123882 The project’s homepage can be found at: www.HelpErasmus.eu

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Roundtable Discussion on the Ukraine Crisis

Wednesday 12th March, 5-6:30pm Room: Milldam LE0.06 The recent events in Ukraine are of significant importance to the future of European Security. Russian actions in Crimea have received wide-spread condemnation and raised fears and media speculation in the West of a ‘new Cold War’. At the same time, Russia has questioned the legitimacy of the […]

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