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The Actual Effects of Changing Formal Voting Rules in the Council of the EU

Mario Munta

Mario Munta

Mario is a PhD student in Public Policy at the Central European University. His doctoral thesis deals with the Europeanisation modes of employment policies in Croatia. He obtained his MA in Public Policy. Thus far, he assisted in teaching and research at the University of Zagreb and the ECPR Summer School in Methods. His main research interests center around EU public policy, social and employment policy and sustainable development.
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In a recent article conveyed by Politheor.net, Attila Marján put forward numerous assumptions concerning the change of the blocking and policy-shaping power of the Visegrad Group – V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in the post-Lisbon era of the Council of the European Union (Council). The author voiced his concerns amid the most recent changes […]

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The New EU Voting system – the old west-east north-south division

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Attila Marján

Hungarian economist, PhD in international relations. Based in Brussels for fourteen years as diplomat and member of EU commissioners’ cabinets. Two times visiting fellow of Wilson Center in Washington DC. University professor and author of books on EU affairs and geopolitics. Head of department, National University of Public Administration, Budapest.
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Economic governance reforms and Eurozone consolidation has significant institutional and political consequences: a multiple-tier integration is ever more realistic. „Out” countries seek to mitigate the negative impact of these developments. In this respect V4 – Visegrad countries differ a lot: Slovakia, a relative latecomer in economic reforms is part of the currency union. Poland, Hungary […]

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Mr Uwe Puetter on European Union politics: ”Consensus has become almost an end in itself!”

Uwe Puetter

Uwe Puetter is Professor of European Public Policy and Governance at the School of Public Policy (SPP) and Director of the Center for European Union Research (CEUR) at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. He also holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy and Governance awarded by the European Commission and is a member of the Executive Board of the FP7 research consortium 'bEUcitizen'.
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  New intergovernmentalism in the European Union P: Professor Puetter, thank you for joining us here at Politheor today. It is a great pleasure having you! First of all, congratulations on your newest book ‘’The European Council and the Council: New Institutionalism and Institutional Change’’. Can you start by saying a few words about the […]

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25 years after 9/11 – How many Germanies should Europe have?

Anis H. Bajrektarević

For past 15 years, he teaches subjects of Geo-political Affairs, International Law (including Intl. Relations, Law of IOs and EU Law) and Sustainable Development (Institutions and Instruments of). Besides, he served as a pro bono expert to numerous academic institutions, think-tanks and intergovernmental institutions (such as the UN ECE, OSCE, Council of Europe, American Bar, Oxford Academy of Total Intelligence, etc.). He is a Professor and Chairperson Intl. Law & Global Political Studies at the IMC University of Austria.

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originally published on: Modern Diplomacy . Ever since the Peace of Westphalia, Europe maintained the inner balance of powers by keeping its core section soft. Peripheral powers like England, France, Denmark, (Sweden and Poland being later replaced by) Prussia, the Ottomans, Habsburgs and Russia have pressed and preserved the center of continental Europe as their […]

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Political Commission: What can we learn from the past and what does the future hold?

Jakov Bojović

Jakov Bojović

Jakov Bojović holds an MA degree in Public Policy, with specialization in European Public Policy, from Central European University. The title of his MA thesis is „The Role of the Commission in the New Economic Governance of the European Union“. His main research interests are European economic and social governance, role of supranational institutions in EU integration, Europeanisation and EU enlargement. Mr. Bojovic is an author of peer-reviewed research articles published in Serbia, BiH, Hungary and Germany.
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On 1st of November 2014, the new European Commission with Jean-Claude Juncker as President started its mandate. Among the first public events Mr. Juncker chose to attend are the presentation of Helmut Kohl’s book in Frankfurt and a debate with former Commission President Jacques Delors. The two people he decided to meet have, along with […]

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