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Ireland and the 1973 Enlargement

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As part of the Evolving Europe project, UACES asked participants at the 40 Years since the First Enlargement conference to respond to the question ‘What have been the most significant changes in the 1973 accession states as a result of EU membership?’ Following on from Thorsten Borring Olesen’s response in relation to Denmark,  Elaine Fahey (University of Amsterdam) […]

Denmark and the 1973 Enlargement: The Dual Impact

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The question ‘What have been the most significant changes in the 1973 accession states as a result of EU membership?’ is highly relevant, but also one-dimensional as it does not address the other side of the bilateral relationship, namely the changes in the EU as a consequence of the 1973 enlargement. This answer therefore will include both sides of the relationship, and it will concentrate on the EU-Danish relationship.

50 years of leading the EU research agenda

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The JCMS Editors have established an award for the best articles in the Journal over the past 50 years. A jury of Drew Scott, Liesbet Hooghe and Helen Wallace – have had the difficult job of compiling a shortlist of 25 articles, 5 in each decade of JCMS’ existence, which have now been put to […]

BBC series scoops 2012 Reporting Europe Prize

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Congratulations to Jane Beresford and Allan Little (BBC) who were awarded the annual UACES Thomson Reuters Reporting Europe Prize at a ceremony in London on 24 May 2012. They won the prize for their BBC Radio 4 series ‘Europe’s Choice’ which aired on 5 – 19 February 2012.

Europe made me do it – Labour market reforms in Europe

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In these times of crisis for EU Member States, labour market reforms in a handful of countries have come to be seen as the final turning point for the so-called ‘Euro-crisis’. This is because labour market reforms are those ‘structural reforms’ that have been regarded as necessary ingredients in the recipe to put Southern Member States’ economies on firmer grounds.

Should China bail out Europe?

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Many economists, pundits and policymakers in Europe think that China is in an ideal position to rescue the Eurozone from its debt problems. The main argument goes more or less like this: China has $3.2 trillion foreign reserves, of which two thirds are in US dollars and only one quarter is in euros. It would […]

The New Euroscepticism

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UACES member, Simon Usherwood recently presented a UACES Arena seminar at Edelman | The Centre in Brussels to an audience of over 50 representatives from European institutions, think tanks and pressure groups. An article arising from the seminar has since been published by E!Sharp.  

The Euro Marriage

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The creation of the euro is an epoch-making event. For the first time in history independent nation-states have decided to merge their monetary sovereignties in a single currency. From the start, however, the project has been based on a marriage between France and Germany.

EU-Israel relations: Everything is economic

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The EU should focus more on its relations with the private sector in Israel, and forget to a certain extent the politics, in order to strengthen its position as an influential external actor – argues  Shelly Gottfried.* The EU’s economic strength and active involvement in national and regional processes is a well-known fact; however, it […]

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