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Back in the 50’s solidarity was one of the main drivers behind the decision of Benelux, France and Germany to create a common market for steel and coal. Since then, solidarity stood at the core of the European project and played a major role in the EU’s expansion towards Eastern Europe. Both in 2004 and… » read more

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Governance is one of the buzzwords that politicians, scholars and civil society use to define a unique blend of relationships that make the EU such a distinctive construction in terms of functions and representation. Traditional governments are not capable anymore to capture the dynamic of inter-governmental agreements and supranational decision-making processes having a direct impact… » read more

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Beforehand, we addressed the confusing ETC language on indicators and argued that the context indicators are usually defined by the national statistical services and used to measure an objective to be met, a resource to be mobilized or an effect to be obtained and are highly contingent with their environment. Anheier et. al summarize this… » read more

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Cross-border cooperation is set to continue as one of the main objectives of the ETC for the next programming period of 2014-2020. In a unique construction such as the EU, which blends inter-governmental and supra-national institutions, national and local governments it becomes mandatory to use clear terminology and simplify the public speech. According to Ferdinand… » read more

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