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  • Economic crisis & reform - Dublin European Institute
    Indeed he s someone who is quoted as saying I m for secret dark debates Now that he s about to step down he s made some Another look at Europe s New Fascists November 19 2012 D Thomas Tweet This recent story from The New York Times offers several chilling illustrations of the growing threat that extremist groups pose to democracy and human rights in Europe As I have written in earlier posts the protracted nature of the current economic crisis inevitably broadens and deepens public support for extremist agendas The answer is not The real spectre haunting Europe November 12 2012 November 12 2012 D Thomas Tweet How safe is democracy in Europe Observers of extremist political movements have sometimes described them as self disqualifying that is the louder they shout the less they are heard or at least listened to by mainstream voters and parties If this were true and established democracies really have such a built in circuit breaker we would It s time to stop digging November 9 2012 November 9 2012 D Thomas Tweet If Europe wants to get out of its current hole it must first stop digging Over the past four years economic crisis management in Europe has been dominated by a narrow obsession with fiscal discipline The narrowness of this approach reflects in large part the German political elite s misinterpretation of Europe s current crisis as a Greek Merkel Hysteria October 19 2012 October 19 2012 B Tonra Tweet If a case study was needed on how NOT to conduct EU negotiations the October EU summit provides it It has long been the bane of EU politics that the carefully crafted finely balanced and nuanced written conclusions of an EU summit can be blown out of the water by a

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  • EU law & ECJ - Dublin European Institute
    of Systems and Mutual Influences The French version of this paper can be found at http ssrn com abstract 2044855 It will be published in L Union européenne et les droits fondamentaux les Categories Commentary Council of Europe Democracy Legitimacy Public opinion Economic crisis reform EU Council EU law ECJ Eurocrisis Europe s neighbourhood European Commission European Council Summits European Parliament Eurozone governance ECB Fiscal Treaty Foreign and Security Policy Future of the EU Human rights Immigration Schengen Institutional Reform Ireland in Europe Justice and home affairs Legislative decision making National politics elections Research Single market Social policy Taxation Transparency Uncategorized Recent Posts Schuld I Stay or Schuld I Go Germany Greece and the Politics of Debt and Blame Ideology Morality and Rationality The Uncomfortable Bedfellows of European Integration Saving capitalism for the few or the many Social Democracy a Second Leviathan Money for Nothing Is QE increasing inequality Recent Comments Sean Daly on This time it s different The prospects for change in the European elections Miriam Cotton on Local and European Elections Populist Politics or Effective Problem Solvers Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April

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  • European Commission - Dublin European Institute
    2012 May 4 2012 D Thomas Tweet Many Europeans are hoping that the presumed victory of Francois Hollande in Sunday s presidential election in France will be the start of a new less austerity obsessed approach to Europe s current crisis But change in the Elysee will not address an equally important development in recent years the declining role of community institutions in favour Categories Commentary Council of Europe Democracy Legitimacy Public opinion Economic crisis reform EU Council EU law ECJ Eurocrisis Europe s neighbourhood European Commission European Council Summits European Parliament Eurozone governance ECB Fiscal Treaty Foreign and Security Policy Future of the EU Human rights Immigration Schengen Institutional Reform Ireland in Europe Justice and home affairs Legislative decision making National politics elections Research Single market Social policy Taxation Transparency Uncategorized Recent Posts Schuld I Stay or Schuld I Go Germany Greece and the Politics of Debt and Blame Ideology Morality and Rationality The Uncomfortable Bedfellows of European Integration Saving capitalism for the few or the many Social Democracy a Second Leviathan Money for Nothing Is QE increasing inequality Recent Comments Sean Daly on This time it s different The prospects for change in the European elections Miriam Cotton

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  • European Council / Summits - Dublin European Institute
    carefully crafted finely balanced and nuanced written conclusions of an EU summit can be blown out of the water by a President or Prime Minister Europe s North Col A New European Union Treaty June 8 2012 June 8 2012 B Tonra Tweet Whatever medium or longer terms plans Chancellor Merkel has for the European Union we are undoubtedly embarked on yet another treaty reform journey The immediate eurozone emergency may or may not require treaty change one can only imagine that the Council legal services are engaged in a desperate battle to avoid that but the dye has Categories Commentary Council of Europe Democracy Legitimacy Public opinion Economic crisis reform EU Council EU law ECJ Eurocrisis Europe s neighbourhood European Commission European Council Summits European Parliament Eurozone governance ECB Fiscal Treaty Foreign and Security Policy Future of the EU Human rights Immigration Schengen Institutional Reform Ireland in Europe Justice and home affairs Legislative decision making National politics elections Research Single market Social policy Taxation Transparency Uncategorized Recent Posts Schuld I Stay or Schuld I Go Germany Greece and the Politics of Debt and Blame Ideology Morality and Rationality The Uncomfortable Bedfellows of European Integration Saving capitalism for the few

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  • European Parliament - Dublin European Institute
    on a range of European issues here Monti is particularly keen on increasing the capacity for effective decision making at European level and indeed the slow motion political response to the crisis in the Eurozone has revealed how badly this is needed Monti wants The Myth of Exceptional Europe The Failure of EU Foreign Policy June 26 2012 B Tonra Tweet The notion of the European Union being an exceptional international actor is well established in the literature and dates from the very inception of Europe as being a continental peace project In today s literature while a number of variations on the theme exist the dominant model is that of the Union as a normative power The future of intergovernmentalism May 2 2012 May 4 2012 D Thomas Tweet Many Europeans are hoping that the presumed victory of Francois Hollande in Sunday s presidential election in France will be the start of a new less austerity obsessed approach to Europe s current crisis But change in the Elysee will not address an equally important development in recent years the declining role of community institutions in favour Categories Commentary Council of Europe Democracy Legitimacy Public opinion Economic crisis reform EU Council EU law ECJ Eurocrisis Europe s neighbourhood European Commission European Council Summits European Parliament Eurozone governance ECB Fiscal Treaty Foreign and Security Policy Future of the EU Human rights Immigration Schengen Institutional Reform Ireland in Europe Justice and home affairs Legislative decision making National politics elections Research Single market Social policy Taxation Transparency Uncategorized Recent Posts Schuld I Stay or Schuld I Go Germany Greece and the Politics of Debt and Blame Ideology Morality and Rationality The Uncomfortable Bedfellows of European Integration Saving capitalism for the few or the many Social Democracy a Second Leviathan Money for Nothing Is

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  • Fiscal Treaty - Dublin European Institute
    the Irish Times I argue that the Fiscal Treaty will exacerbate the existing democratic deficit which characterises European Union politics The EU already has a significant problem with its image in many member states and Eurobarometer polls demonstrate that support for the integration process has fallen as the economic crisis has Fiscal treaty referendum is still wide open May 17 2012 May 17 2012 D Thomas Tweet The latest poll results reported in today s Irish Times show that the outcome of the May 31 referendum is still wide open many voters are still undecided and given the degree of anti austerity anger in the country this could easily upset the 60 40 split in favour of the treaty among those who have decided how Institute for International Integration Trinity College May 16 2012 May 16 2012 G Barrett Tweet IIS PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM this evening Title Whither Ireland and the Fiscal Treaty Dr Gavin Barrett School of Law UCD Prof Terrence McDonough J E Cairnes School of Business Economics NUIG Trinity s Head of School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Prof James Wickham Venue Thomas Davis Theatre Arts Building Trinity College Dublin Access to the event is free but The Greek Bailout May 15 2012 May 16 2012 A Storey Tweet As Greek politicians in the midst of post election turmoil are told that they must implement the bailout programme agreed with the EU and IMF it may be timely to reflect on that programme Added topicality arises from the fact that Charles Dallara is speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs IIEA in Dublin I Give Up A Very Reluctant and Bitter Yes May 11 2012 May 14 2012 B Tonra Tweet To my mind there is only one reason to vote for the Treaty on Stability

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  • Future of the EU - Dublin European Institute
    threat that extremist groups pose to democracy and human rights in Europe As I have written in earlier posts the protracted nature of the current economic crisis inevitably broadens and deepens public support for extremist agendas The answer is not Scottish independence it really matters October 22 2012 October 23 2012 D Thomas Tweet With all the attention given to who said what at the EU s latest crisis summit it would have been easy to miss the news that Alex Salmond and David Cameron have agreed the basic details of a referendum on Scottish independence to be held in 2014 But even if you didn t miss it you could Back to the future Fascism in Europe 21st century style October 17 2012 October 25 2012 D Thomas Tweet European integration was launched in response to the horrors that fascist dictatorship had meant for Europe in the 1930s 40s war and genocide In other words fascism was supposed to be part of Europe s past During most of the postwar era neo fascist movements remained a marginal albeit morally troubling footnote in European politics Virtually nobody imagined Getting beyond Europe s spend more spend less debate September 25 2012 September 25 2012 D Thomas Tweet The debate over paths to economic recovery in Europe is often presented as a choice between austerity and stimulus Less often heard in this debate is the range of options related to labour market reform There are many ways that European states could reform their labour markets in an effort to promote sustainable growth with The full Monti September 21 2012 September 25 2012 N Hardiman Tweet Aidan Regan at the EUI has a fascinating account of Mario Monti s thoughts on a range of European issues here Monti is particularly keen on increasing

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  • Human rights - Dublin European Institute
    Day But he s not alone The European Commission observes that political parties across Europe are seeking to win voters from extremist movements by borrowing their hate filled language and imagery And we know that these movements are growing Have a look at this Back to the future again Jews as a national security risk November 27 2012 D Thomas Tweet Is this 2012 or 1932 As reported by CNBC the leader of Hungary s third largest party has just used a televised session of parliament to call on the government to compile a list of all Jews in the country because he says they pose a national security risk Does this sound familiar Even today respect for the most basic Another look at Europe s New Fascists November 19 2012 D Thomas Tweet This recent story from The New York Times offers several chilling illustrations of the growing threat that extremist groups pose to democracy and human rights in Europe As I have written in earlier posts the protracted nature of the current economic crisis inevitably broadens and deepens public support for extremist agendas The answer is not The real spectre haunting Europe November 12 2012 November 12 2012 D Thomas Tweet How safe is democracy in Europe Observers of extremist political movements have sometimes described them as self disqualifying that is the louder they shout the less they are heard or at least listened to by mainstream voters and parties If this were true and established democracies really have such a built in circuit breaker we would The Myth of Exceptional Europe The Failure of EU Foreign Policy June 26 2012 B Tonra Tweet The notion of the European Union being an exceptional international actor is well established in the literature and dates from the very inception of

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