Europe’s democratic deficit is anthropolitical

Will increasing the competencies of the European institutions, such as the Commission, or indeed the creation of new bodies, for example a euro zone parliament, strengthen European democracy? I don’t think so. If the EU went to see an “Institutional Doctor”, he or she wouldn’t be able to diagnose a great deal and wouldn’t...
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Europe’s democratic deficit is anthropolitical Will increasing the competencies of the European institutions, such as the Commission, or indeed...
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Europe is not ready for electronic voting When discussing electronic voting, it is very important that we look back on history....
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Upgrading Democracy: The danger of privatisation Democracy finds itself at a crossroads. Our formal, official democracy is still operating in...
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The autocrat’s new clothes The outcome of the April 16 referendum in Turkey ushers in one of the...
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A Troubled Outlook for the Country and Its Transatlantic Partnerships Turkey’s April 16th referendum confirmed and extended the sweeping powers President Erdoğan had already...
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The impact of Russia in national campaigns in the EU. Is the Bulgarian case an exception? Russia is back. What appears as a smart combination of diplomatic skills, traditional military...
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A European post-referendum “no” to authoritarianism The 16th of April will be remembered as a momentous date in Turkey’s modern...
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How the EU can regain credibility and support Turkey’s democrats “Ladies and gentlemen, tonight, the European Union has opened its door to Turkey,” European...
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Sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: The revival of European Interests? On 25 March Rome will host representatives from the 28 member states as they...
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The French National Front and Lebanon Whilst the role of the European Union on an international level is being questioned...
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Si vis pacem, para bellum? In the context of an ever more dangerous geopolitical environment, a stronger and more...
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Donald Trump and the Transatlantic Alliance Trump’s view of allies and trade represents an existential threat to the transatlantic alliance....
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Millennials and peace in a globalised world “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was...
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A united Europe in a turbulent world The boundary between external and internal security has disappeared. It is inconceivable to fight...
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FEPS Post-Summit Briefing: European Council, 15 December 2016 A summary written by Catalin Dragomirescu-Gaina, Hedwig Giusto Lisa Kastner and Vassilis Ntousas. EU leaders...
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Views from India After a decade of mutual probing, India and the European Union (EU) seem finally...
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The global order and the future of American influence Trump’s victory suggests that many US voters feel disaffected with globalisation. But the USA...
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Soft Power – the DNA of the European Union As an epitome of soft power, the EU is often conceived as a role...
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“We are lacking pathfinders” French philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin interviewed in The Progressive Post  In the introduction...
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Overviewing Mosul   The legal, political and military elements of the developments that are taking place...
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Foreign policy: No longer a subject of division? Interview with Nathalie Tocci, special advisor to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, by Alain...
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EU defence cooperation: out of the old comes the new One of the criticisms associated with plans for closer European defence cooperation is that...
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The 2016 US Election: looking back and the way forward This one hurts. A lot. As regular readers of this newsletter know, I was...
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The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters America is still in shock—both...
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FEPS post summit briefing: European Council, 20-21 October 2016   European leaders met in Brussels last week (20-21 October) to discuss the many...
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A Wider Perspective on the 2016 US Election As this is the last pre-election edition of this Newsletter, it is worth spending...
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On the Campaign Trail American presidential politics has crossed a Rubicon. In the span of 48 hours, the...
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US Elections: The Post-Policy Campaign One thing about this election campaign is clear: the policy positions of the candidates...
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Turning a crisis into an opportunity One can not condemn the reaction of some European citizens to refugees, without attempting...
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Investing in Education more than in the Coast Guard! Were you surprised by these attacks? We must stop believing that this phenomenon is...