14.04.2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of Citizenship

The origin and meanings of citizenship – what does it mean today in an era of mass migration and security fears?

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01.04.2017
Genesis of Fear: The Case of Slovenia

How can we account for the perception among Slovenia’s general population that migrants pose a threat?

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27.02.2017
Centre-Left, Right? Right!

Slovenia was changed by the first waves of refugees passing through in 2015. Its centre-left government has followed, rather than led, public opinion.

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18.11.2015
Europe Must Urgently Make the Link Between Climate Change and Migration

The response of the EU to the arrival ‘en masse’ of refugees in need of a safe haven has left much to be desired, and some leaders have used the issue of security threats as an excuse to avoid taking up their responsibilities to provide humanitarian assistance. But until European leaders and citizens join the dots between the complex but interlinked issues of migration and climate change, a secure environment will remain out of reach for all of us. An interview with Bodil Valero, Green MEP for Sweden.

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02.06.2015
The EU and the Migrant Crisis: Not Much More Than a Point Defense

At the southern border of “Fortress Europe”, the Mediterranean has turned into a graveyard. The current migrant crisis in Europe is about more than a risk to the EU’s reputation. It strikes at the core of the EU’s founding values. A continuation of its half-hearted response to the migration crisis is out of question.

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14.01.2015
Tackling the anti-migrant backlash in Greece and Europe

In light of the wave of populism continuing to gain ground, many European leaders are adopting the intolerant and scapegoating rhetoric of the far right. More than ever, social alliances against the extreme right are needed in order to counteract this trend and to promote the values of a Europe of solidarity.

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09.10.2013
Hospitality and Integration in Europe: Croatia’s Experience

Both multicultural and assimilationist models of integration have difficulties, but the intercultural approach could offer a way to move beyond concepts of majority and minority, host society and newcomers, and become a new model for Europe.

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01.07.2013
Some Reflections on Hospitality and Integration in Europe

‘Hospitality’ in the traditional sense is too limited a concept when discussing our relationship with Europe’s migrant communities. Instead what we need is a language that recognises all groups as equal partners striving for a shared identity.

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17.05.2013
EU Membership: Good for Business and the Environment

The reasons for staying in the EU are clear: the Union is good for the environment and good for business, despite what the Tories may claim.

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14.05.2013
Accession May Be the Carrot, but Never the Bait

The accession process in the Balkan countries is sowing confusion in applicant countries, often as a result of overly political decisions by the Council of the EU.

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