Nicole investigates how the highly successful model of private sponsored refugee resettlement used in Canada can be adapted in the European context. Many countries have already designed or implemented similar resettlement strategies, but have not had the success rates in terms of number of refugees resettled, integration levels, and popular sentiment towards refugees, as the Canadian example. With some ideas drawn from the Canadian Privately Sponsored Refugees Programme, European Union Member States can have as much success as Canada.
Populism in Europe: the Italian exception
15 November 2018
Opened by our Director, Dr Sarah Wolff, the CER 2018 Inaugural lecture was dedicated to one of the most debated and controversial issues surrounding the EU.
Giorgia Miccoli reviews Professor Anne Marie Le Gloannec’s last book, published posthumously. In an era characterized by Euroscepticism and nationalism, the author identifies the faults of the Union in developing a comprehensive and coherent foreign policy.
Giorgia Miccoli reviews the latest publication of Nathalie Tocci, 'Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World’. Being a non-academic book, written by a scholar the book is considered to be a precious contribution, accessible for everyone, from students to policy-makers.
CER’s new intern Giorgia Miccoli explores the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), signed 2017, and its impact on the existing Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as well as the EU’s relationship with NATO.
The recent judicial reform plan sponsored by the Polish government in 2017 caste a curse on the European Union and its founding values of democracy and Rule of Law. Gaia Taffoni looks at the possible solutions that the EU could take to deal with this breach.
In this blog post Dr. Helena Farrand Carrapico investigates the main concerns regarding the developments of the relations between the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and the UK, in conjunction with the Brexit negotiations.
Regional election in Catalonia: A test case for independentists
20 December 2017
In what has been an eventful year for Catalonia, David Gazsi considers what developments the upcoming regional election will bring.
Read the summary of the CER Inaugural Lecture ‘Negotiating Brexit’ given by Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG, which features observations from Professor Helen Drake (Loughborough) and Professor Tim Bale (QMUL).
The German federal elections: What implications for Europe?
30 October 2017
In this post, David Gazsi reflects on the 2017 German elections and its implications for the whole of Europe.
Macron: the honeymoon's over
25 October 2017
Professor Rainbow Murray discusses the French president's rapidly declining popularity.
EU referendum: one year on
30 June 2017
One year one from the EU referendum, Professor Tim Bale comments on its impact on UK political parties.
26 May 2017
Professor Tim Bale reflects on the Conservative Party’s election manifesto, which promises a ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit.
Dr Stijn van Kessel observes run up to the Dutch elections.
The intensity of the the Dutch Freedom Party’s Euroscepticism has variated over the years, writes Stijn van Kessel.
Asylum Visas as an Obligation under EU Law
28 February 2017
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax analyses the extent of the margin of appreciation available to Member States under Article 25 CCV.