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Michael Wohgemuth

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Sep 2017

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Europe’s quango quagmire. By Michael Wohlgemuth

  Plenty of strange things go on in Brussels, and there are plenty of funny words for them, too. “Quango” is one of these. It is an acronym for “quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization.” The European Union runs and funds over 40 such agencies as separate legal entities, to provide scientific know-how, monitoring ...

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Prof. Dr Michael Wohlgemuth

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Aug 2017

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Germany votes: another four years of Merkel – but which Merkel? By Michael Wohlgemuth

After 12 years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel will almost certainly be reelected to another term in September, when Germans vote in federal elections. As the leader of the most economically and politically stable of Europe’s large countries, it is hard to challenge her. It helps that she has a talent for changing her mind […]

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Michael Wohgemuth

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Mai 2017

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Political union and the legitimacy challenge. By Michael Wohlgemuth

Abstract For the first time the EU has reached not just a stopping point, but a possible turning point. The Brexit decision has only made this more evident. Using the current crisis for a ‘great leap forward’ towards ever closer ‘political union’ hardly seems realistic, even in the absence of the notorious British opposition. ...

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Michael Wohgemuth

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Mai 2017

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Ein Europa der Zukunft. Von der «immer engeren Union» zum «Europa der Clubs»: Von Michael Wohlgemuth

Seit Gründung der Europäischen Gemeinschaften vor genau 60 Jahren heißt es, Europa stehe «am Scheideweg»; so auch im jüngsten Weißbuch der EU-Kommission zum 60-Jahr-Jubiläum der «Römischen Verträge». Tatsächlich gab es seit 1957 Wegmarken und Krisen zuhauf; doch der Weg kannte bisher stets nur eine Richtung: Vertiefung ...

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hansfbellstedt

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Apr 2017

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Die Freiheit nicht dem Dogma opfern. Von Hans F. Bellstedt

Wer dieser Tage in London Gespräche führt, der wird – unabhängig von den Neuwahlen, die Theresa May herbeigeführt hat – ein gesteigertes Interesse an der innenpolitischen Lage in Deutschland feststellen. „Who is going to win in September, Merkel or Schulz?“, lautet eine der meistgestellten Fragen an Besucher aus Berlin. ...

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Kongress

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Mrz 2017

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EU-60 summit avoids disaster, triumphalism … and reform. By Michael Wohlgemuth

Not all member states and institutions of the European Union were thrilled about Matteo Renzi’s idea – back while he was still prime minister of Italy – to hold a special summit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Last week’s celebration of the EU’s founding documents would have been spoiled had […]

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