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Archive of European Integration (72.444 recursos)

The Archive of European Integration (AEI) is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents

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  1. Social Costs of the Inefficient Management of the EU Funds for Bulgaria

    Nozharov, Shteryo
    The study identifies and defines the social costs of the inefficient management of EU funds for Bulgaria. It is analyzed the last due programme period (2007-2015) and its prolongation. As methodology of the research the V4 BM model of Al-Debei and Avison (2010) which has not been used for analysis of EU funds management for cohesion policy in the public sector, is applied. In this way its potential for application in this field is tested. The concept of the study could be successfully used for analysis of the social costs of inefficient management of EU funds in other member-states.

  2. Trump's America: the ordinary superpower. EPC Discussion Paper, 13 June 2017

    Grevi, Giovanni
    This paper reviews the main developments in US foreign policy since January 2017 and assesses the prospect of a structural shift of America’s global role. After four months in office, the Trump administration has not triggered a revolution in US foreign policy but it is shaking up the status quo. While there is evidence of both a nationalist and a pragmatic track in the behaviour of the new administration, the former seems to engulf and overshadow the latter. The president defines American national interests more narrowly than his predecessors, sees international relations as predicated on power politics and strength, and...

  3. Rewarding quality journalism or distorting the Digital Single Market? The case for and against neighbouring rights for press publishers. EPC Discussion Paper, 29 May 2017

    Zuleeg, Fabian; Bruguière, Jean-Michel; Tasheva, Iva; Dumont, Frédéric
    Last September, the European Commission introduced 'neighbouring rights' for press publishers at EU level as part of its proposal for a new Copyright Directive1 . These new rights are similar to the ancillary copyright for press publishers already introduced in Germany and Spain. Neighbouring rights give publishers additional protection, entitling them to receive remuneration in the form of royalties from online services (such as search engines and news aggregators) that, for example, display snippets of news in search results. New neighbouring rights at EU level may provide additional revenue for publishers, but raise many concerns. What would the implications be for other economic actors, such as creators, small...

  4. Sustainable Development Goal on Health (SDG3): The opportunity to make EU health a priority. EPC Discussion Paper, 18 May 2017

    Franklin, Paula
    European health systems face growing, common challenges: the increasing cost of healthcare; an ageing population associated with a rise in chronic diseases and multi-morbidity leading to a growing demand for healthcare; shortages and an uneven distribution of health professionals; and inequalities in access to healthcare. Given the scale of the challenge, improving the performance and sustainability of health systems is crucial. All available tools should be used according to their specific functions, and the Sustainable Development Goal on Health (SDG3) provides an overarching framework to strengthen health for all.

  5. New Pact for Europe - National Report - GERMANY. EPC Report May 2017

    Koenig, Nicole
    This is the second in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project.* While the German National Reflection Group (NRG) views the current state of the Union as critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, this report presents a set of conclusions on how Germany sees the future of the European project.

  6. New Pact for Europe - National Report - GERMANY. EPC Report May 2017

    Koenig, Nicole
    This is the second in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project.* While the German National Reflection Group (NRG) views the current state of the Union as critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, this report presents a set of conclusions on how Germany sees the future of the European project.

  7. The Impact of the European Union on National Legislation. ZEI Discussion Paper C240 2017

    Raunio, Tapio; Wiberg, Matti.
    From the Introduction. “Today it is a tragedy that the European Union (EU) – that body long ago established with the high and noble motive of making another war impossible – is itself beginning to stifle democracy, in this country and around Europe. If you include both primary and secondary legislation, the EU now generates 60 % of all the laws that pass through Westminster.”1 This claim was made by Boris Johnson, one of the leading figures of the ‘leave’ side during the Brexit referendum campaign. Referring to a video footage of Commissioner Viviane Reding, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) went even further than that, arguing that...

  8. Revolutionäre Ereignisse und geoökonomischstrategische Ergebnisse: Die EU- und NATO- „Osterweiterungen“ 1989-2015 im Vergleich. ZEI Discussion Paper C239 2017 = Revolutionary events and geo-economic strategies and results: The EU and NATO "east enlargements" compared to 1989-2015. ZEI Discussion Paper C239 2017

    Gehler, Michael
    No abstract.

  9. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) An Insight into its Transatlantic Relations and Global Context. ZEI Discussion Paper C238 2016

    Scotto, Matteo
    From the Introduction. In his famous essay Cuore Tedesco, Italian political scientist Angelo Bolaffi claims that after the birth of today’s global world we are experiencing a “pluralization of the West”1. In particular Bolaffi defines two moments that have contributed to distancing Europe from the United States, paving the way to what Alberto Martinelli calls “two variants of Western modernity”2. The first moment was the reunification between the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. German reunification ended “the long road West”, according to the definition given by Heinrich August Winkler3. The second moment was the second Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq in...

  10. Nachhaltige regionale Integration in Westafrika und Europa ZEI Forschungskooperation mit dem West Africa Institute (WAI) von 2007 bis 2016 C237 2016 = Sustainable regional integration in West Africa and Europe ZEI Research cooperation with the West Africa Institute (WAI) from 2007 to 2016

    Vogl, Matthias; Sohn, Rike
    No abstract.

  11. America and Europe in the Twenty-first Century. ZEI Discussion Paper C236 2016

    Bindenagel, James D.
    From the Introduction. Congratulations ZEI Master Fellows of European Studies ‘Class of 2016’! Your choice to study European politics, culture, economy and society at this prestigious university will prove rewarding to you in many ways. Graduation is just the culmination of your formal academic training, and now you will apply what you have learned and continue to develop skills in the working world. I congratulate you on your personal achievements, and I wish you the best as you conclude your studies. I am sure you are excited. You have worked hard to get here and deserve to enjoy your Final Ceremony and also have a bit of fun.

  12. Maturing beyond Cotonou: An EU-ACP Association Treaty for Development A proposal for reinventing EU relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. ZEI Discussion Paper C235 2016

    Kühnhardt, Ludger
    The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States (ACP) is one of the most unknown, underperforming and underrated legal arrangements in the world. However, all things considered, the EU-ACP relationship has the potential to be of great value. It can be of growing importance if it is properly placed in the context of foreseeable global trends. For this, the European Union and its ACP partners need to be bold and forward looking, strategic and geopolitical. The EU-ACP relationship can become much more relevant for coping with a rising number of global issues. So much so, that it would need to be invented...

  13. EU environmental policy and diplomacy from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond. ZEI Discussion Paper C234 2016

    Sohn, Rike
    From the Introduction. The UN Climate Summit in Paris was a major success for EU climate diplomacy, far away from Copenhagen’s blow to the EU’s self-image as a global climate leader; stood-off by China in 2009, or the disappointing round of negotiations in Warsaw in 2013, when the EU wanted to offer more, but could not due to its internal divisions and crises. Divided by the economic and financial Euro crisis, and the recent major migration influx, the tendency to prioritize national over regional issues has further eroded the EU’s credibility as a leader in climate negotiations.

  14. Movement, Security and Media. ZEI Discussion Paper C233 2016

    Manzanas, Carla
    From the Introduction. Migration and the movement of people have characterized humankind for centuries, and will continue to be so as long as there is life in our planet. The current shape and structure of our societies would not be possible without the desire and the need to go further to explore what is beyond the horizon. The decision of leaving behind the motherland can be motivated by several reasons which have been changing and evolving through history. From tribes and groups to individual journeys, migration is essentially the movement towards a better life, “an exercise in hope”.1

  15. EU budget post-Brexit. Confronting reality, exploring viable solutions. EPC Discussion Paper, 7 March 2017

    Chomicz, Ewa
    Given the looming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the country’s position as one of the main contributors to the EU budget both in gross and net terms, this paper offers an analysis of the potential implications of Brexit for the EU budget from a political economy perspective.

  16. Brexit: the launch of Article 50. EPC Discussion Paper, 9 February 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    At the European Council of 9-10 March, Theresa May will, In all likelihood, at last invoke Article 50, setting into motion a process that will result in the withdrawal of the UK out of the EU and, hopefully, a new agreement between the UK and the EU on their long-term relation. In this Discussion Paper Andrew Duff gives an outline of what will follow after the launch of Article 50 based on what we know so far (the content of Article 50, Theresa May’s speech at Lancaster House and the Brexit white paper), and discusses the points of ambiguity and...

  17. How Europe sees Brexit. EPC Discussion Paper, 24 January 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    Over the years, the rest of the European Union has got very used to being lectured at by British prime ministers. So the deeply critical tone of Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House (17 January) when she spoke about the EU's failings – and her unseemly boastfulness about Britain – shocked nobody.1 There were nevertheless some important clues in her speech about what in the Brexit negotiations will be really difficult issues to resolve; there were also ambiguities and provocations.

  18. After Schulz: the election of the new president of the European Parliament. EPC Discussion Paper, 9 January 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    The election of the next president of the European Parliament will take place next Tuesday in Strasbourg. Already the press wheels out its usual reports of backroom deals and an imminent ‘stitch-up’ between party bosses. However, the truth is much more democratic and therefore complicated, says Andrew Duff. Who gets the top job is a decision that belongs uniquely to MEPs. In this Discussion Paper, he takes a closer look at the election of Martin Schulz’s successor and discusses Parliament’s rules for the election; the candidates; what may motivate MEPs to vote for whom; and lastly, whether this election matters...

  19. Lost in transition? US foreign policy from Obama to Trump. EPC Discussion Paper, 2 December 2016

    Grevi, Giovanni
    Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential elections has shaken long-held assumptions about American foreign policy. In many ways, Trump’s foreign policy discourse (insofar one can discern a coherent one) is defined by his opposition to the grand strategy of international liberal order building and forward-leaning military posture in Europe and Asia that previous administrations have more or less consistently pursued since World War II. In this Discussion Paper, Giovanni Grevi takes a step back from the flurry of commentaries that followed Trump’s election and attempts to provide the reader with some coordinates to navigate the uncertainty surrounding President...

  20. Nagorno-Karabakh: Is it time to bring peacekeeping and confidence building back on the agenda? EPC Discussion Paper, 29 September 2016

    Paul, Amanda; Sammut, Dennis
    The “four-day war”, fought between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces from 1-5 April 2016, has forced the international community to take a fresh look at the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Although the fighting ended with a truce reached under Russia’s auspices, it showed the threat for further escalation and violence to be very real, raising the stakes for both sides in the conflict, and for the international community. In this Discussion Paper, Amanda Paul and Dennis Sammut discuss the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and argue that, with prospects of a resolution once more on the horizon, it is important...

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