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by Johan Adriaensen. First published in EUROPP Blog (London School of Economics)   About a year has passed since the Walloon government opposed the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Since then, Donald Trump’s presidency has brought transatlantic negotiations over TTIP to a halt and provided much-needed… » read more

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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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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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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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