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    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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  • How Uber contributed to the shift from regulatory state to evaluatory society

    How Uber contributed to the shift from regulatory state to evaluatory society1

    Uber bites again. Today, the venture-backed start-up launched its less controversial ride-sharing app UberX in Zagreb, Croatia. This post-socialist country has climbed on the bandwagon of the sharing economy after an already burdensome move to the market economy. The taxi sector’s reaction in Croatia is very indicative of the abhorrence by which vested interests ”welcomed” market liberalisation. More dramatically, the arrival of Uber threatens to exacerbate relations between the state-business nexus and citizens’ demands.

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  • The actual effects of changing formal voting rules in the Council

    The actual effects of changing formal voting rules in the Council0

    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 in the Council voting system ushered in by the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, only to be implemented this November.

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  • 2014 UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru: Same Old, Same Old

    2014 UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru: Same Old, Same Old0

    The 2014 UN Climate Talks leave once again a bad taste in the mouth of many after the Lima Accords were passed on Saturday night in Lima, Peru. The devils of the past are, unfortunately, still alive. A usual impasse has marked every single UN Climate Conference ever since the groundbreaking Rio Summit in 1992, and the Lima Talks are no exception. On the contrary, the UN Climate Conference in Lima has, as no event before, demonstrated the sluggishness of the international community in acting together on climate change and has exposed the radical disbalance in standpoints between the rich North and poor South. In case someone expected a global breakthrough in tackling climate change in Lima, I have to disappoint you. This was the wrong place to visit.

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  • Garancija za mlade Europske unije: Sve samo ne garancija zaposlenosti0

      Prije nekoliko dana čelnici zemalja Europske unije okupili su se u Milanu na izvanrednom Summitu o zaposlenosti, pri čemu su se obvezali uliti dodatnih 6 milijardi eura u ne tako davno (2013.) uspostavljenu inicijativu za suzbijanje nezaposlenosti mladih u Europskoj uniji pod nazivom «Garancija za mlade» (Youth Guarantee).  Garancija za mlade ambiciozna je strategija

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