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Scotland's academic blog on Europe, Edinburgh University and +EuropaInstitute. Imagining Europe and its futures
 Joined May 2017    www.europeanfutures.ed.ac.uk
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Doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law. LL.B. and Minor degree in International Relations (Koç University, Istanbul), MSocSc in International Relations and Political Science (Tampere University, Finland). Socio-Legal Research on Externalisation? Refugees (including asylum seekers) often encounter barriers that prevent or restrict their movement before, whilst, or after...
Ms Jannicke Martin, Candidate, LLM in Human Rights Law 2021/22, winner of the EU Asylum and Immigration Law Prize 2022, University of Edinburgh Introduction Faced with the reality of mass arrivals of displaced people following Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, the established mechanisms of the EU asylum systems ran a substantial risk of collapsing under …The post Sleeping BEaUty...
Asylum-seekers’ and refugees’ access to healthcare in Germany and the UK Sioned Ellis, MSc Public Policy, University of Edinburgh Asylum-seekers and refugees (ASRs) are particularly vulnerable to a number of health risks, from infectious diseases acquired in transit to psychological trauma resulting from war or persecution. This makes the accessibility of healthcare services paramount for...
Sioned Ellis, MSc Public Policy, University of Edinburgh Recent events such as Brexit and the German federal election, combined with current and incoming migratory pressures like the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, make for an uncertain asylum policy future in Western Europe. Access to the labour market is a key issue given its importance for the …The post Asylum-seekers’ and...
Jacob Jung Frellesvig, MSc International Relations, University of Edinburgh Through strict migration policies, Denmark seems to have developed a migration model that ensures a high employment rate for migrants along with few new migrants entering Denmark. With Europe looking into a future of mass migration due to climate change, could this Danish approach serve as …The post Could the...
Alexander Evison, MSc Public Policy, University of Edinburgh Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has shown the vital importance of low-paid workers to the European Union’s (EU) economic survival, it has also increased awareness of the pervasiveness of in-work poverty throughout the Union. Since almost one in ten EU workers are living in poverty, it has shown …The post Differentiated integration:...
Dr Dionysios Pelekis  –  Teaching Associate, School of Law, Nottingham University   Ever since early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a very trying period for all. Beyond the untold and incalculable human cost of this pandemic, its spread as well as the measures taken to combat it, have caused a serious economic downturn. In the …
By Levin Fischer, LLM in European Law, Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh Winning entry for the EU Immigration and Asylum Law Prize 2020/2021   The European Commission presented the Proposal for a Regulation introducing a screening of third country nationals at the external borders and amending some related regulations (hereafter: Proposal) as part of …
Alexander Mesarovich, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh Despite renewed focus of the European Union (EU) on the rule of law (ROL) during the accession negotiations of the Western Balkans (WB), part of the “fundamentals first” approach which is supposed to be entrenching the ROL and good governance, the past year has seen a wealth of …
Implications of the different merger regimes in the EU and the UK: so close yet so far?   Brexit is likely to have a significant impact on the M&A industry. Perhaps the most significant consequence is losing the one-stop-shop under the recast EU Merger Regulation, which simplifies merger procedures across the EU and now no …
Dr Cleo Davies – Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia  On the 29th April 2021, the Financial Services Bill received royal assent. Touted as a milestone for financial services by the UK government, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury who guided the Bill through Parliament, declared “For the first time in decades, …
 Dionysios Pelekis                linkedin.com/...os-pelekis   In November 2020, the Commission approved an aid scheme designed to support the liquidity of the Italian banking sector. This measure authorised Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance to grant a State guarantee on the liabilities of banks based in Italy, and on loans granted discretionarily by the...
By Dr Birte Böök Post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University and content manager of the gender stream of the European Equality Law Network   When the COVID-19 crisis swept across the world in 2020, it quickly became clear that the global pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities in all areas of life. While comprehensive data is still lacking, …
Ben Paterson, European Social Policy MSc, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh   In 2019, the rate of workers at risk of in-work poverty within the twenty-seven European Union countries (and the UK) was 9.2%. The growing number of working households in poverty has facilitated a debate on an EU-wide minimum wage …
Iro Nestoros, European Social Policy MSc, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   Introduction  The UN Secretary General António Guterres, in respect of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) emphasized that “In an interconnected world, none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. In the midst of a pandemic, against a …
Shirong Zhou,  European Social Policy MSc, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   The pandemic has highlighted the need for an improved work-life balance policy in order to increase women’s participation in the labour market, thus guaranteeing a sustainable economic growth in the post-pandemic period within the EU. As the coronavirus pandemic …
By Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University Law School and Raphaële Xenidis, Edinburgh University Law School and iCourts, Copenhagen University   Early 2020, the European Commission recognized in the preamble of its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence that AI ‘entails a number of potential risks’ including ‘gender-based or other kinds of discrimination’. It therefore deemed...
Europeanization at a Crossroads: Accession and Informality in Serbia Alexander Mesarovich, PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh While 2020 marks a dramatic year globally in Serbia it will be, in addition to the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the year that protesters stormed the Parliament (Narodna Skupština) in protest against what was …
Covid-19 and the Future of EU Citizenship: In need of a common EU crisis-mode response? Dr. Katerina Kalaitzaki Early Career Fellow in European Union Law – University of Edinburgh Law School The blog post questions the extent to which the de-centralised response to Covid-19 in relation to the right to move and reside freely is …
What Does a UK Internal Market Mean for Regulatory Divergence in the UK?   Kenneth Armstrong – Professor of European Law, University of Cambridge The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (‘UKIM Bill’) has been attracting a lot of headlines but not necessarily for the right reasons. The controversy has centred around those provisions which would …
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