Category Archives: politics

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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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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Where is Turkey Headed? (Part 2)

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is a third of the three-part series. How could the Gezi syndrome (discussed in Where is … Continue reading

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Where is Turkey Headed? (Part 1)

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is second in a three part series. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on … Continue reading

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Whither Turkey?

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is first in a three part series. On 25 May 2013, my colleague Ron Suny and … 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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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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What is happening in Catalonia?

What is going on in Catalonia? If you go to Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain, you will frequently hear “Som una nacio”- “we are a nation”. With their own language, history, high and folk culture, and economy, Catalans are justly proud … Continue reading

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So, just how fragile is the Euro?

See presentation by the University of Michigan economics professor Jim Adams on Sept.20th, “How Fragile is the Euro?” as part of the Conversations on Europe lecture series.

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