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Brexit, il referendum è il primo passo. Il divorzio tra Regno Unito e Ue non è automatico: ecco gli scenari (in Italian)


June 26, 2016

Justin Frosini Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law

In an article entitled “Brexit, the referendum is only the first step. The divorce between the UK and the EU is not automatic”, Professor Justin Frosini comments on the likelihood of a reversal of the Brexit decision following the election of a new government.


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Brexit: will the EU or the UK dissolve first?


June 24, 2016

Justin Frosini Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law

Professor Justin Frosini discusses the constitutional ramifications of Brexit in an interview with Bocconi University: "This referendum was not only on Britain's membership in the EU, but on the future of the United Kingdom itself”.


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Brexit: A referendum that is worth two


June 21, 2016

Justin Frosini Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law

Justin Frosini comments on the referendum of June 23, explaining that, “if it were to prevail the will of the English to leave the EU, in contrast with that of the citizens of Scotland and Northern Ireland who presumably will vote to remain, it is likely to open an internal front with Scotland which in turn would demand a new consultation on its permanence in the UK”.


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6 korzysci dla gospodarki, jakie niosa ze soba uchodzcy (in Polish)


June 21, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Erik Jones's analysis on the efficient integration of refugees is referenced in an article, entitled “6 benefits for the economy posed by refugees”, discussing six benefits that a refugee-accepting country would generate to the economy.


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Borderlands: Boundaries, Governance and Power in the European Union's Relations with North Africa and the Middle East


June 20, 2016

Raffaella A. Del Sarto Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Del Sarto organized a two-day conference at EUI's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Findings from the BORDERLANDS project, directed by Del Sarto and funded by the European Union, will be presented. The conference will address possible conceptualisations of the EU and its policies towards its vicinity, in particular the MENA region. It will analyse the modalities of EU policies towards MENA states in the fields of migration, security, trade and energy and discuss the implication of these policies for MENA states.


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Ue-Uk: che relazione dopo l'eventuale divorzio (in Italian)


June 20, 2016

Marco Gestri Adjunct Professor of International Law

In an article entitled “EU-UK: what kind of relationship after the potential divorce”, Marco Gestri analyses the legal process which would govern the UK's relations with the EU in case of a Brexit.


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The European Union, the 'Southern Neighbourhood' and Tunisia


June 13, 2016

Raffaella A. Del Sarto Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Del Sarto organized a one-day workshop in Carthage, Tunisia focused on the past, present, and the future of the relations between the European Union and Tunisia. The event brought together academics, practitioners and policymakers at a roundtable discussion. Main research findings of her BORDERLANDS research project to date were also disseminated and discussed.


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Brexit, contraddizioni bilaterali (in Italian)


June 12, 2016

David W. Ellwood Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Ellwood comments that the U.K. referendum is no longer a political debate but a battle that risks damaging the Conservatives for decades to come. He underlines the absence of consideration of the many contradictions that characterize the arguments on both sides.


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The UK Referendum is a Bad Idea; Voting to Leave Would Make It Worse


June 8, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Jones argues in favor of the Remain campaign, asserting that a vote to stay will promote the British interest by placing trust in elected representatives to work with Britain's closest allies in order to project shared values across a global market. For Jones, “leave means anachronism, idiosyncrasy, and ineffectiveness; remain means accountability, sovereignty, and progress.”


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Elezioni Usa, l'esperto: 'Hillary Clinton non scalda i cuori, ma batterà Trump' (in Italian)


June 8, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Jones predicts that although Clinton does not warm the hearts of Americans, she will nevertheless beat Trump in the general elections. He notes that the television debates will be of key importance and that Trump could easily lose his temper.


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Co-edited SAIS Europe Director and ENI Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer, Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia, provides perspective on the latest thinking on integration policy in South Asia and Southeast Asia, including opportunities for strengthening integration efforts as a result of the recent opening of Myanmar. Country studies of national connectivity issues and policies cover Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, examining major developments in South Asia-Southeast Asia trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives. Read more


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