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The First European Presidential Debate

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Start: May 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The recent televised debate between party candidates for the EU's top executive post, the President of the European Commission, was a politically and democratically exciting first.
Dr Christine Reh
30 April 2014

A "Second Invasion"?

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Start: May 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM

60 years ago this May, the first German tourists after the war were greeted with ambivalence.
Dr Julia Wagner
20 May 2014

No 'Camembert Fascism’: A View on the European Elections

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Start: May 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM

It is instructive to think of the European Parliament elections as not entirely unlike a pre-modern ritual that above all serves as a means to legitimise the political idea of the European Union. By any such standards, this year’s European elections were an utter failure.
Dr Daniel Siemens
27 May 2014

The Eighth European Parliament: More Politicisation

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Start: May 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Despite “shocks” & “earthquakes” that took place at the national level, the European Parliament remains mainly pro-EU. Why did the rise of Eurosceptics not make more of an impact, and what do the results mean for the 8th European Parliament?
Alexander Katsaitis
27 May 2014

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