Taking stock of Lithuania’s 20 years in the EU
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by Blog Team
2d ago
Lithuania was one of ten states that joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. To mark the 20th anniversary of Lithuania’s accession, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas examines Lithuania’s impact on European integration and how two decades of EU membership have shaped the country. Public discussions in Lithuania about its 20 years of EU membership usually focus ..read more
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What associated country status means for UK social sciences and humanities researchers
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by Blog Team
1w ago
On 1 January this year, the UK became an associated country to Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship research scheme, and to the EU’s Earth observation programme Copernicus. Linda Hantrais and Anouska Nithyanandan consider the broader implications of association for the social and human sciences and review the preparations that UK social scientists should be making ..read more
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Queer voters fall (politically) far from the family tree
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by Anguyo,I
1w ago
Previous research has found that people often have similar political preferences to their parents. Drawing on new research, Stuart J. Turnbull-Dugarte illustrates that while this may be true overall, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals from Conservative-voting homes are significantly more likely to form political attachments independently from their parents. “The apple never falls far ..read more
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Spain: the 2024 European Parliament elections – more turbulence ahead?
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by Blog Team
1w ago
The leadup to Spain’s European Parliament election campaign has been dominated by questions over the future of the country’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez. Paul Kennedy and David Cutts examine what the vote could mean for Spanish politics. This article is part of a series on the 2024 European Parliament elections. The EUROPP blog will also ..read more
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Croatia: the 2024 European Parliament elections – the first test for a new government
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by Blog Team
1w ago
The European Parliament election in Croatia will be held just two months after the country’s parliamentary election in April. Ivor Sokolić writes that much of the debate from the parliamentary election is likely to continue during the European vote. This article is part of a series on the 2024 European Parliament elections. The EUROPP blog ..read more
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How the IMF can be reformed to better represent developing countries
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by Blog Team
2w ago
Emerging market and developing countries have long sought to secure greater voting power and voice within the International Monetary Fund, but previous attempts at reform have produced only limited concessions. Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr. presents a gradualist approach to reform that could give them better representation in decision-making. Reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF ..read more
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Cyprus: the 2024 European Parliament elections – a changing political landscape
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by Blog Team
2w ago
The European Parliament election in Cyprus will be held on the same day as local elections. As Yiannos Katsourides explains, the outcomes of both elections could have several important implications for Cypriot politics. This article is part of a series on the 2024 European Parliament elections. The EUROPP blog will also be co-hosting a panel ..read more
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A new approach to measuring poor-quality employment
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by Blog Team
2w ago
Although policymakers often discuss poverty, they rarely address its connections with poor-quality employment. If they do, they typically focus on low incomes. Yet as Kirsten Sehnbruch, Mauricio Apablaza and James Foster explain, there are many employment conditions beyond wages that can negatively affect the wellbeing of workers and often exacerbate each other. Drawing on recent ..read more
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Austria: the 2024 European Parliament elections – a prelude to this year’s legislative elections?
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by Blog Team
2w ago
The Eurosceptic and populist-right Freedom Party holds a lead in the polls ahead of Austria’s European Parliament election. Jakob-Moritz Eberl and Eva Zeglovits write that with all three main parties recently undergoing leadership changes, the vote is set to be a litmus test for the Austrian legislative election to be held later this year. This ..read more
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Finland: disagreements over the EU’s future could produce a lively European election campaign
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by Blog Team
3w ago
Politics in Finland has become increasingly polarised since the country’s 2023 parliamentary election. Tapio Raunio writes that with divisions now apparent between Finnish parties on Europe, this year’s European Parliament election campaign could be more lively than usual. This article is part of a series on the 2024 European Parliament elections. The EUROPP blog will ..read more
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