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« L'Europe se fera dans les crises et elle sera la somme des solutions apportées à ces crises »—Jean Monnet

The Scottish Trilemma

The Scottish Trilemma, by my wonderful students Rihannon and Amber. (Yes, they learn quick!) Advertisements

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

On Catalonia, the EU, and the meaning of Sovereignty.

As I stated in the past (here for the British referendum on EU, here for the Dutch referendum on the Ukraine Association Treaty, here for the 2016 Italian referenda) I … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

I giuristi e la Riforma (post controverso)

Questo è un post controverso, e quasi paradossale. E’ la serata del grande incontro/scontro Gustavo-Matteo, vis giuridica contro vis politica. Ma questo post non è dedicato allo scontro: è invece … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

A proposito di Quorum & Referendum

** I am sorry for my English-speaking readers for this Italian post; a more general English version on the relationship between Peoples and Constitutions will be written soon. In the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Europe’s circular illness

As a follow-up to my previous post on the Dutch Referendum, I  receive and I am glad to publish a guest post from Sebastiaan Wijsman, researcher at the KU Leuven. … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Time to get this referendum folly right

Once upon a time in the EU, many believed that direct democracy would have helped solving Europe’s integovernmental quagmire. Well, even if you didn’t like integovernmentalism, this looks  much worse. … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Weekly Book Challenge-Week 1, “Paper Towns” by J. Green

One of my 2016 Committments is to complete a one-week-one-book challenge: at the end, quoting Mr. Elon Musk quoting a random nerdy web cartoon, “books is how people install new … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Let’s do it again: A “Juncker Fund” for Security

The EU has a security problem: it has common borders, but it lacks Common Defense, common Intelligence, and communality of intents. Plus, the EU has a budgetary problem: the current, … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

La politica sostenibile non aspetta Godot

La politica italiana, a estrema sinistra, è soggetto interessante. Vi sono molte persone in gamba, ragazzi eccellenti e dedicati, idee talvolta di valore. Eppure, invariabilmente, questa arcobaleno coalizione di talenti, … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Europe: In Medio (non) Stat Virtus

It’s Functionalism, once again. We have seen it with the Eurocrisis: a common currency without a fiscal union is unstable; either we go forward with fiscal integration, or we go … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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