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De Búrca on Europe’s raison d´être

“What is the raison d´être of the European Union?” Gráinne de Búrca, professor of law at New York University School of law, asks in the introduction of her research paper “Europe’s Raison D’Etre” published by New York University School of … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #14: Referendum on EU matters in the UK in 2017?

David Cameron promised yesterday that Britain will hold a referendum on whether to stay in the EU in 2017. He delivered a speech in London, stating that he is willing to re-negotiate Britain’s EU membership terms if his Conservative party … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #5: The Nobel Prize debate

Last Friday the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union. The reasoning: the EU and its forerunner have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and … Continue reading

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Sundlisaeter Skinner’s new theory on Norwegian Euroscepticism

Norway rejected EU membership twice. The first election was held on 25 September 1972 with a 53.5 percent no-majority and the second on 28 November 1994, this time with a 52.2 percent no-majority. It is well-known that Euroscepticism is widespread … Continue reading

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