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The European Union (EU) cooperates closely with international partners in the areas of conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding. As there are few places around the world where the EU operates as the only security actor, a better understanding of how the EU interacts with partners on the ground is critical. Indeed, the recent EU… » read more

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On 20 April 2017, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming a number of key experts and practitioners from several academic and professional backgrounds such as law, political philosophy, and political science to the Second Annual Conference, which took place the Crowne Plaza in Maastricht. The title and theme of the Conference, “Contestation of Expertise in… » read more

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Brexit, the Eurozone and refugee crises, and increased criticism on globalisation have shed doubts about the future of European integration. This certainly isn’t the first time that the European Union (EU) is going through a crisis, nor is it the first time that European integration is questioned. But, this mood seems to be more acute… » read more

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  What do documents about negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), oversight of the EU’s Food Safety Authority or Tax-Justice have in common? In order to access these documents, (selected) Members of the European Parliament are requested to attend closed reading rooms. This blog post discusses how an exception to open parliamentary… » read more

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Last Wednesday, the Council gave its final approval on the creation of a European Border and Coast Guard. The regulation grants additional powers to the agency formerly known as Frontex. This development highlights the contemporary relevance of an earlier TARN-blog by CERiM co-director Ellen Vos. In her blog, she discusses the agencies’ constitutionality and the… » read more

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The EU Global Strategy contains several new priorities. It puts interests first, calls for a joined-up approach, and is more regional than global in its orientation. By Dr. Hylke Dijkstra Yesterday, the High Representative Federica Mogherini presented the EU Global Strategy entitled “Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe” to the European Council. While she… » read more

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This blog was originally published on 22 June 2016 on www.acelg.blogactiv.eu By Christina Eckes The first challenge on the day after the UK referendum will be to arrange the EU’s and the 27 Member States’ relationship with the UK, irrespective of the outcome. A victory of the leave campaign would be impossible to ignore. As… » read more

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Leaks are becoming the new norm of transparency and perhaps the main source of informed public debate. The Panama mega leak and LuxLeaks expose tax heavens and show the salience of whistleblowers for triggering accountability. Yet, in Europe little or no whistleblower protection exists. Vigijlenca Abazi discusses the mismatch between whistleblowing and legal protection and… » read more

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