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    European party electoral manifestos at a glance

    Welcome to the fifth edition of our Changeover Countdown series. In this edition, we compare the 2014 electoral manifestos put forward by the four European political parties with most seats in the current European Parliament. We focus on six political themes: the economy, institutional reform, the EU on the world stage, the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP), energy and climate and privacy and the digital agenda. Elections to the European Parliament have long been an essentially national affair, while electoral manifestos of the European ... Read More
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    Will the rise of Euroscepticism in the EU make for an unmanageable European Parliament?

    In our fourth edition of the Changeover Countdown series, we look at the seemingly unstoppable rise of Eurosceptic parties: could this drastically change the business of doing politics in the EU? We examine the possible impact of the anti-EU vote on decision-making in the EP and the political stage in the five biggest EU countries.   Click here to read the full article
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    Merkel and Schulz joining forces?

    Welcome to the third edition of our Changeover Countdown series. In this edition, we focus on the process, key timings and complications behind the nomination of the next European Commission president.   As the title implies, all roads in this analysis lead to Germany, and the current negotiations underway between Germany’s two biggest parties towards forming the next German government. What are the implications for the European Union, and specifically, what are the implications for the nomination of the next European ... Read More
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    What do the German election results mean for the EU?

    Merkel triumphant Now the search starts for a coalition partner; Germany's European ... Read More
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