Category Archives: European Union

Scotland: the morning after

Image from the Herald Scotland. For more election coverage, click here.  Scottish voters have voted down the Referendum by a margin of 10%. But the vote skewed more dramatically along party lines and especially by age group: 16-17 year olds voted … Continue reading

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Postcard from Scotland

For more front page news, click through to the Guardian’s round-up The polls have closed and votes are being counted. U-M History professor Kali Israel writes from Scotland: The city is jumping and yet of course also very tense—the pubs will … Continue reading

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On Croatian Accession to the EU

by Tamara Ćapeta On 1 July 2013, after lengthy process of negotiation, Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union. With the exception of Turkey, Croatian path to the EU was the longest one. Formal request for membership … Continue reading

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Barroso, rain and the 2013 EU Study Abroad Program

After several years of very good luck with the weather, the odds finally caught up with the annual EU Study Abroad Program.  Eleven Michigan students and twelve from the University of Windsor, where the program is based, spent two very … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Today, it seems that the Northern European countries’ financial goals stand above the decisions of individual nation-members, especially those in the South. This is apparent from the eradication … Continue reading

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The “No” of Cyprus

This is the first out of a series of four pieces written about the Cypriot financial crisis. On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. … Continue reading

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Cyprus and the European Union: A Savior and its Double

On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. The Parliament was asked to accept or reject the bailout plan set by the European Central Bank, … Continue reading

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CES End of Semester Luncheon: What does the European crisis mean for European Studies?

There has been, of course, no single “European Crisis” in the past several years.  The banking crisis that spread from the United States to Europe in 2008, and the sovereign debt crises that spread from Greece to Portugal and Italy … Continue reading

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French and German Consuls coming to U-M: Partnership and European crisis will be focus

The Center for European Studies at the University of Michigan is pleased to welcome Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany, and Graham Paul, Consul General of France, to discuss “The Challenges Facing Europe: A French-German Approach.” The visit comes at … Continue reading

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Eurozone Crisis from an Italian Perspective

CES welcomes back Lucia Tajoli, associate profesor of economics at the Politecnico di Milano. Professor Tajoli will give lecture in the Conversations on Europe series  titled “Eurozone Crisis from an Italian Perspective,”  today at 4 pm EST. (Live Stream) “The ongoing … Continue reading

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