Democratic Deficit as an Obstacle to EU-Level Parliamentary Legitimacy in External Relations
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by Francesco Bernabeu Fornara
1w ago
14 min read — Analysis | Long-Form | Policy | EU Democratic Deficit as an Obstacle to EU-Level Parliamentary Legitimacy in External Relations It seems arguably clear that the EU suffers from some form of democratic deficit. Though one may debate the real extent of it when it comes to internal governance, it seems quite clear that proper parliamentary democratic standards are lacking significantly more in the EU’s external action. The reason for it? Inadequate parliamentary involvement and legitimacy. How, then, can the European Parliament address this issue? Image Credit: Euro Prospect ..read more
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The 2024 European Parliament Elections: The Right-Wing Surge and Why Vote
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by Noa Bulyovszky
2w ago
6 min read — Analysis | EU | Elections The 2024 European Parliament Elections: The Right-Wing Surge and Why Vote​ With predictions forecasting a surge in ring-wing political groups in the upcoming European elections in June, the status quo of the EU could experience drastic changes. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the reasons for why more Europeans should head to the polls, followed by a comprehensive overview of the steps towards registration and voting. Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Noa Bulyovszky May 8, 2024 | 20:30 As the election ..read more
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Catch Me if You Can: How the Spanish-Catalan Dispute Became European
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by José Manuel Blanco Goldar
1M ago
10 min read — Analysis | Spain | Separatism Catch Me if You Can: How the Spanish-Catalan Dispute Became European Since the 2017 declaration of independence, the struggle between Catalan separatism and the Spanish government has transcended borders, with the fate of the Catalan politicians who fled the country to avoid prosecution as its centerpiece. Image Credit: Euro Prospects By José Manuel Blanco Goldar April 22, 2024 | 18:50 The European Parliament’s Review of the Spanish Presidency of the Council, on December 13th, 2023, was bound to be hijacked by Spanish national p ..read more
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Hungarian Public Opinion: The Separation of People and State
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by Noa Bulyovszky
1M ago
8 min read — Opinion | Hungary Hungarian Public Opinion: The Separation of People and State The policies of Hungary have increasingly isolated major sections of Hungarian public opinion from Fidesz’s positions. Here we shed light on the lesser known but equally noteworthy tools used by the Fidesz government to influence, and at times censor, opinions of Hungarians. Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Noa Bulyovszky April 8, 2024 | 22:00 As a Hungarian, biases inevitably influence my style of writing. Nevertheless, it is crucial for internationals, especially Europeans, to consider ..read more
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Retreat in Ukraine, Escalation in Moldova: Time for a European Armoury?
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by Stefano Siclari
2M ago
5 min read — Opinion | Military | Ukraine | Moldova Retreat in Ukraine, Escalation in Moldova: Time for a European Armoury? As the Russian offensive in Ukraine picks up pace and as European leaders keep having conflicting views on supporting the defenders in Kyiv, trouble brews up in Moldova. What’s NATO’s next move? Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Stefano Siclari March 6, 2024 | 22:30 It’s February 2024. The Russo-Ukrainian War has been ongoing for ten years, with its full-scale invasion on its second anniversary. As US Speaker Johnson stalls the delivery of ammunition to Ukr ..read more
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Win-Win or Trojan Horse? Assessing Chinese FDI in Central and Eastern Europe
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by Eszter Zsófia Nagy
4M ago
12 min read — Analysis | Policy | China Win-Win or Trojan Horse? Assessing Chinese FDI in Central and Eastern Europe In a world where geopolitical strategies shape the future, here we delve into the intriguing and complex interplay of Chinese investments in Europe. Do these financial manoeuvres mark a collaborative milestone or a strategic ploy in the ever-evolving global power dynamics? Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Eszter Zsófia Nagy January 28, 2024 | 10:30 The Silk Road established by the Han Dynasty around 130 BC played a pivotal role in connecting the far East with bot ..read more
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Sticks and Stones: The Dire State of Italian (And European) Armaments Production
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by Stefano Siclari
4M ago
6 min read — AnalysisMilitaryItaly Sticks and Stones: The Dire State of Italian (And European) Armaments Production The war in Ukraine pushes Europeans to embrace their guns. But what about those who gave up theirs? Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Stefano Siclari January 19, 2024 | 8:40 It’s January 3, 2024. Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto is quoted as saying the Italian Navy “only has 63 missiles”. The quote is either a mistake or an outright lie, but the damage is already done: though probably not as low as stated, Italian armaments production and missile stocks ..read more
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What Made Serbia’s 2023 Elections Different, and What to Expect in 2024
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by Aleksander Dragic
4M ago
10 min read — Analysis | Elections | Serbia What Made Serbia’s 2023 Elections Different, and What to Expect in 2024 As another election comes to an end, so too does an unsuccessful attempt to change Serbia’s political status quo — or so it may seem. What clouds lurk on the Serbian political horizon, and are they as ominous as many believe? Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Aleksander Dragic January 14, 2024 | 16:40 Why Serbian Elections Matter The outcome of Serbia’s elections do not only have internal effect, but major regional ramifications. Because of Serbia’s central po ..read more
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German Zeitenwende Proves That Not Everything Looks Better in Slow-Motion
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by Damian Wollai
4M ago
14 min read — Opinion | Policy | Germany German Zeitenwende Proves That Not Everything Looks Better in Slow-Motion Almost two years after “Zeitenwende”, Germany’s leading role within the European Union is being challenged by internal instability and promises it cannot keep. Opinion article Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Damian Wollai January 11, 2024 | 17:40 Although Olaf Scholz’s Zeitenwende-speech in February 2022 was seen as a signal that Germany had finally understood the signs of the times, internal problems are now calling into question the unity of the Germ ..read more
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Neutralism Through Indifference: A Blade Lodged in Europe’s Soft Belly
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by Stefano Siclari
5M ago
7 min read — Opinion | Italy | Ukraine Neutralism Through Indifference: A Blade Lodged in Europe’s Soft Belly As tensions around the world grow high, war fatigue looms over a Europe still at peace. An Italian case-study. Opinion article Image Credit: Euro Prospects By Stefano Siclari January 2, 2023 | 17:55 It’s February 20, 2014. As protests in Ukraine spiral into violent clashes against Yanukovich’s Berkut, the man in the Kremlin greenlights the invasion and subsequent annexation of Crimea. While the conflict accelerates into a war, the world leaders try their best to ..read more
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