Future of Europe Blog
Exploring the potentials and pitfalls of differentiation in Europe
A Southern Perspective on EU Enlargement
As the attention of the European public opinion has turned to Ukraine, it is our duty and responsibility not to leave the accession plans for the Balkans fall into oblivion, writes Marilena Koppa.
Future of Europe Blog, August 2022.
Role modelling Brexit? Swiss newspapers show remarkable leeway in presenting Brexit as a ‘benchmark’ for Switzerland
In his EU3D-funded master’s thesis, Simon Zemp analyses how Swiss newspapers have referred to Brexit as a benchmark when evaluating the recent attempts of the Swiss government to (re-)negotiate its bilateral relations with the EU. The results show that Brexit references were important in the public debate about the Swiss EU relationship and were often referred to as a ‘role model’.
Future of Europe Blog, June 2022.
EU correspondents are needed to make differentiated integration accessible to the public
In a time of growing political complexity and differentiated integration, the role of high-quality journalism on the EU is more important than ever, argue EU3D researchers Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz.
Future of Europe Blog, March 2022.
Is there a relationship between Facebook, fake news and support for the EU? It's complicated
It is often believed that spending more time on social media makes citizens more skeptical of the EU. EU3D researchers Martin Moland and Asimina Michailidou argue that this assumption is too simplistic. They find that there is little to suggest that social media use decreases support for European integration.
Future of Europe Blog, January 2022.
The German 'traffic light' coalition: no commitment to stronger spending powers for the EU
With the new ‘traffic light’ government in Germany, one could have expected a game changer in Germany’s approach to fiscal integration. Instead, Tiziano Zgaga argues, the coalition agreement is a compromise between maintaining the old fiscal regulatory framework and showing some moderate opening towards new European spending powers.
Future of Europe Blog, January 2022
The Wider Europe: a time for experiments
The next steps in the EU’s constitutional development must involve greater care for the wider Europe, Andrew Duff argues. He proposes the introduction of a new category of EU affiliate membership, allowing the EU’s western and eastern neighbours alike to become stable and reliable partners.
Future of Europe Blog, January 2022
Why a change in government won't change Norway's ambiguous EU policy
Although the new Norwegian government appears more willing to discuss EU-related issues than previous ones, the question of Norway’s EU policy remains ambiguous, argues John Erik Fossum in this blog post.
Future of Europe Blog, November 2021
Is Next Generation EU the great leap towards a European Fiscal Union?
The indebted states need to spend their fresh Recovery and Resilience Facility funds wisely. The frugals need to acknowledge how they benefit from the euro and single market. Then mutual trust can be built.
Future of Europe Blog, October 2021
The Austerity Zombie rises from the dead
It was naïve to believe, mid-pandemic, that austerity had been “buried” in Europe. Like a zombie, the idea has risen from the dead. Ingrid Hjertaker explains why it should be re-buried.
Future of Europe Blog, July 2021
Why the Nordic states maintain differentiated foreign policies
Nordic governments frequently broadcast their ambition to do more together on the international stage.Kristin Haugevik and Ole Jacob Sending explain why we still shouldn’t expect to see any profound increase in joint Nordic foreign policy positions and actions – and especially not when it comes to relations with greater powers.
Future of Europe Blog, June 2021
The Future of Europe blog is an academic blog run by EU3D. Our aim is to debate the EU's current and future challenges and to enhance the understanding of the democratic potentials and the dominance pitfalls of differentiation in today’s EU.
The blog is hosted on UACES' Ideas on Europe.
- John Erik Fossum
- Raquel Ugarte Diez