CEU CPS Research Fellow Dragos Adascalitei posted a new entry on the COHESIFY blog related to his recently published co-authored research paper titled "The impact of the economic crisis on latent and early entrepreneurship in Europe".
TransCrisis blog piece co-authored by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor
One year after the referendum, after losing its majority in the general election, the UK government is revising what Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson famously labelled the 'Cake-and-Eat-It' approach to Brexit. In this context, it might be worth asking if there is anything the UK can learn from Norway's quarter of a century experience as a 'quasi-member' of the European Union.
The latest TransCrisis blog post by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor
The European Union is fundamentally about power-sharing. The original six member states built a political system based on consensus. It allowed a supranational executive to manage day-to-day policy, but legislation required the consent of most of its members. In practice, this meant unanimity. As the EU grew, member state governments accepted that participation in the EU came at the price of having to accept some policy measures with which they did not agree.
TransCrisis blog post by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor
The danger that one or more member states might give up on liberal democracy and slide back into authoritarianism has haunted the EU ever since its first institutions were designed more than 60 years ago.
Events at the Conservative conference are supposed to have offered some insight into the slogan ‘Brexit means Brexit’. We now know that Art 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017, that ‘national sovereignty’ is to be established over matters of immigration, and that there is supposed to be no role for the European Court of Justice in the workings of the United Kingdom.
Nick Sitter wrote a piece about the October 2 Hungarian referendum on EU migrant qoutas for the TransCrisis blog.
In the four-month long referendum campaign, Orbán made much of the need to ‘send Brussels a message that they too can understand’ – as government billboards proclaimed in July. If this was indeed the main motivation for the referendum, then it failed twice over.