Europe seeks to actively promote its interests abroad and to contribute to the development of global regimes in fields such as human rights, economic and financial regulation, asylum and migration, and many others. The extent to which Europe and the EU are capable of doing this within their current institutional configuration is a second field of discussion of CERiM blog.
Both developments described above are hardly new, but have been ongoing since the very first steps of the European integration process. CERiM Blog also provides contributions that look into the way in which the Europe-global link has been developing over the past decades and how ‘the global’ has shaped Europe as much as Europe has contributed to the shape of global affairs. In all these salient themes, CERiM aims to engage and link with current development and topical issues.
Public ethics and integrity in the European Parliament and Commission: Achievements and challenges ahead
On Friday, May 25, a workshop was organised by CERiM members Natassa Athanasiadou and Andreea Năstase on "Public Ethics and Integrity in the EU Institutions: Achievements and Challenges Ahead".
“Whatever it takes”? The European Central Bank’s accountability today
On May 29-30, a workshop organised by Diane Fromage, Paul Dermine and Phedon Nicolaides (Maastricht University) was held at the Maastricht University Campus, Brussels, discussing the ECB's Accountability.
On Awkward Membership: Dealing with awkwardness: some positive signals
This blog is part of a mini-series based on the discussions of the CERiM informal event. In this piece, Matteo Bonelli discusses the role of the EU in instances where its member states find themselves in tumultuous national issues.
On Awkward Membership: Implications of British 'awkwardness' for the EU and beyond
This blog is part of a mini-series based on the discussions of the CERiM informal event. In this piece, Dr. Simon Duke gives a nuanced perspective on the UK and its 'awkward' relationship with the EU and what lessons can be drawn from this relationship...
On Awkward Membership: Beyond Awkward - Remarks on Hungary as a Member State of the EU Today
This blog is part of a mini-series based on the discussions of the CERiM informal event. In this piece, Dr. Ferenc Laczó explains the current political developments in Hungary and its tensions with the EU.
The parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit: what role for European and national parliaments and for EU citizens?
As the negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) about the UK’s upcoming withdrawal from the EU are progressing, the parliamentary scrutiny and citizens’ participation in this process is becoming an important issue. I...
Recalibrating executive-legislative relations in the European Union?
On 18-19 January 2018, a workshop on “Recalibrating executive-legislative relations in the EU” was held at the UM Brussels Campus, thanks to the sponsoring of the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERIM), the Universiteitsfonds Limburg (S...
Challenges to EU Regulation of Vaccines for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases
This post sketches the themes of the article “Vaccines for Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases: Towards Defining the Space of EU Public Health between Security Policy and a Transnational Market” (accessible free of charge until 10 January 2018), just pu...
The emerging health-security nexus in the European Union
The emerging interaction between public health and security policies in the EU raises a number of important questions of effectiveness and legitimacy. Through a recently published special issue, we take the first step toward a new research agenda.
The Surveillance Triangle: Authorities, Data subjects and Means
On 25 September 2017, an academic conference titled ‘The Surveillance Triangle: Authorities, Data subjects and Means’ was convened at the UM Campus Brussels. The conference was partly sponsored by the Centre for European Re...