Newsletter April 2017

Upcoming Events

Apr 26

The First Round of the French Presidential Election – And the Winner Is?

This event is fully booked  

Apr 30

European Youth Conference (24-26.07)

Call for applications. Deadline: 30.04.2017  

May 22 – May 23

Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media


Jun 06

Cross-border Cooperation to Enhance Renewable Energy in the EU


European Union

The Clash of Realities Behind the CEU Affair

Apr 07, 2017 by Kata Szabó

Thousands of people are protesting against the close down of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. A political battle about “foreign influences” and pro or anti EU, US or Russia sentiments.

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Juncker’s White Paper Has the Answers - and That is the Great Tragedy

Mar 23, 2017 by James Bartholomeusz

The European Commission laid out five different post-Brexit scenarios in its latest White Paper. But the way towards a deeper and closer integration project cannot overlook the EU’s demos.  

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After Brussels: We Must Not Turn the Terrorist Threat into a ‘National Question’

Mar 22, 2017 by Julia Berghofer

One year ago Brussels has been struck by a series of terrorist attacks. Our author's then call not to turn the terrorist threat into a national question has not lost any of its relevance.

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The Dutch Election: Populism Loses a Round, but Democracy Is Still in Trouble

Mar 20, 2017 by Joop Hazenberg

European leaders breathed a sigh of relief at the Dutch election results. Nevertheless the results are a sign of the ongoing crisis of Western democracy.

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Enhancing Regional Renewables Cooperation in the EU

Mar 15, 2017 by Kathrin Glastra Anna Leidreiter

Key insights and policy recommendations for decisionmakers on local, national and European level from a study tour to the North Sea region.

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The Road from Paris to Sustainable Development - Effectively Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality into Climate Actions of EU Institutions

Mar 30, 2017 pdf

Linking human rights and a gender-responsive approach to climate actions, can avoid harmful unintended consequences and maximize social benefits of programmes and projects. This interim report provides a general assessment of how to effectively integrate human rights and gender equality as well as the broader SDG agenda into EU climate actions.

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Still a Long Breath Needed Towards a Democratic Country

Apr 18, 2017 by Rebecca Wagner

The first parliamentary elections in Armenia after the referendum revealed themselves to be well-administered and respectful of fundamental freedoms. But problems such as vote-buying and interference in the process remain

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