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

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08 - 10 June 2018 International Conference at Witten/Herdecke University,...

GovFaces by Marie Gjerde Rolandsen

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The widely known ‘fact’ about the EU is that it...

“Help Erasmus” project

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Although not really academic, here is a very interesting student-led initiative for more...

Roundtable Discussion on the Ukraine Crisis

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Wednesday 12th March, 5-6:30pm Room: Milldam LE0.06 The recent events...

Ambassador speaks of Serbia’s EU hopes at London School of Economics – by Tijana Delic

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On the evening of Thursday, 30th January HE Dr. Ognjen...

Informal governance: cornerstone in the functioning of the EU

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Despite the importance of formal rules and procedures, a full...

The digital market: EU institutions are working hard to maintain fair competition

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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joaquín Almunia. Image from European Parliament...

Local Democracy Week 2013 Challenge: Why Should Anyone Bother to Vote?

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As part of this year's European Local Democracy Week, Portsmouth...

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By Andrew Waterman Whilst I sat reading the complimentary tourist brochure handed out to each delegate as I waited for the conference to start, I contemplated whether the event would just be a one-sided appraisal of Croatia’s accession to the EU. However, whilst the mood amongst the policy-makers, diplomats and academics present was largely optimistic,

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On 11 November 2013, Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Competition, stated that the EU is working hard to make the most of the European digital market. In the unique milieu of The London School of Economics and Politics, a numerous audience welcomed the speech of the Spanish commissioner who

Local Democracy Week 2013 Challenge: Why Should Anyone Bother to Vote?

As part of this year’s European Local Democracy Week, Portsmouth City Council, the University of Portsmouth and the Political Studies Association (PSA) ran a challenge exercise to consider voting and electoral turnout. The event sought to identify current barriers to voting, why turnout at all levels of elections is falling and how we could address

The 2014 European Parliamentary Elections: The Most Important European Elections Yet?

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What started as a row between aggrieved local Spanish fishermen and the Gibraltarian government over an artificial reef has escalated into an exchange of strong rhetoric between the Spanish and British governments. The sovereignty over Gibraltar has been a bone of contention in Spanish-British relations for 300 years. The Treaty of Utrecht (1713), which ceded

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