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euinside in Croatia Croatia: A New Round of Instability for the Sake of Stability

Last fall, when snap elections took place in Croatia due to the crisis in the senior coalition partner - the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), and the collapsed coalition was repeated, but with renewed, more moderate leadership, it seemed like the former Yugoslav Republic, des ...

latest analyses France Chose Positive Rebellion Over Populist Revolution ... for Now

Marine Le Pen was supposed to be the anti-systemic player who gathers the anti-establishment protest vote, just like Geert Wilders was supposed to be in The Netherlands. Both of them, however, have been in politics long enough to expose the lack of substance in their platforms and leave some l ...

latest analyses Has Populism Been Defeated in The Netherlands and What Lessons for EU?

The elections in the Netherlands attracted so much media attention for the first time in recent history. The dominating narratives – domino-effect, Trump-effect, Nexit, Wilders vs. Rutte – were all simplistic and based on little understanding of the national context and Dutch politic ...

Western Balkans EU Is Trying To Restart the European Integration of the Western Balkans

There is some good news and some bad news for the Western Balkans in the past few weeks. The good news is that the European Union has finally come to realise that there is something rotten in the Balkans and has matured to a change in the narrative. The bad news is this is too late and ...

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism EC Transfers the Fight Against Corruption to the Victims Themselves

In a landmark moment like today when illiberalism is leading a fierce battle against the rule of law and democracy in emblematic states, the European Commission is making a serious retreat from one of the most important things, which ensure the rule of law and sound democracy - fighting corrupti ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Following Macron's Election, Let's Make the EU a Great Democracy Again!

The collision that has been going on for several years in the developed liberal world is somewhat superficially presented as a struggle between mainstream political parties and populists. In the European context, that conflict is presented as a battle between pro-European forces and Euroscepti ...

latest analyses Stockholm Terrorist Attack Requires New Outlines for Swedish Policies on Migration and Security

Sorrow and strength have emerged in Stockholm after the terrorist attack in the city on April 7th, 2017. It happened just a few days after terror attacks in London and Saint Petersburg. The result is 4 dead on Drottningsgatan (The Queen’s Street), of whom Swedish citizens, 1 British and 1 ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU At 60 EU Enters a New Phase in Life

On his 60th birthday, the European Union decided to part with its idealism and move towards pragmatism. As euinside reported over recent years (here and here), the romantic period of the Union - the unification of Europe and the invention of a mechanism for preserving peace - is long o ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU The Debate on the EU - Informed vs. Uninformed, or Intentionally Misleading

I have began to avoid debates on the future of Europe, for in the last few years they have turned into a boring and pointless exercise, during which moderators ask some too general questions, which have already been asked a thousand times and the invited participants reply in an even more genera ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU The Battle for the EU - Liberalism vs. Illiberalism

It is again a crisis that drives the European Union towards a reconsideration of its state and towards change, as it has always been throughout its 60-year long life. Last year saw just the beginning of talks about the Union’s future after the Brits’ decision to leave it and the elec ...

 
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Adelina Marini
#CSR The European Commission will present today the country-specific recommendations under the European Semester. What reforms are individual member states recommended to undertake we will know in a minute. Stay tuned for live updates
22 May 2017 11:30
Adelina Marini #CSR To the leaving Britain the Commission recommends to respect the EU fiscal rules' to boost housing supply; resolve the issue with skills mismatches
22 May 2017 12:35
Adelina Marini
In #Croatia people vote today in what is described as the most crucial local elections. The outcome will determine whether the government will fall and the country will again go to the polls for a 3rd time in 2 years. The outcome will also suggest whether the country will remain in the mainstream or will again turn to strong conservatism
21 May 2017 10:55
Adelina Marini #Croatia The battle in Zagreb is expected to reveal several things. The first is whether the current mayor, who was accused many times of corruption but never indicted, will win a sixth term in a row. To replace him are competing three women - the candidate of the Liberals Anka Mrak Taritas, supported also by the SDP, the independent Sandra Svaljek (ex-deputy of Bandic) and the far right candidate Bruna Esih. The outcome of the latter holds the key to the question whether a new far right party will be formed in Croatia and whether this will lead to the a split in the HDZ
21 May 2017 11:24
Adelina Marini
European Commission President Jean-Claude #Juncker and #Brexit chief negotiator Michel #Barnier will report to the MEPs in Strasbourg about the outcome of the April 29 EU summit, which adopted negotiating guidelines. Stay tuned for live updates
17 May 2017 09:04
Adelina Marini #EUCO #Tusk: The future of the 27 is our greatest priority, not #Brexit
17 May 2017 11:09
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