—— ABOUT CRISES —— Francesco Nicoli's ideas den

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

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

Endogenous elements in the migration crisis (yes, it’s another trilemma)

  The migration crisis, like the Eurocrisis, is here to stay, for it “traps” EU policy makers into the contradictions of the partially functionning, partially dysfunctional system we built. Frank … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

What to do with Greece (and the EMU)?*

What to do with Greece? the question is, seven years on from the outbreak of the Ellenic Greek crisis, still unanswered. Many options were tried, by all sides: austerity; debt … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trump as President: expected impacts on Europe

credit: Reuters  So, the year 2016 never ceases to crush our expectations, and – exactly like on Brexit and the Dutch Referendum, the unthinkable has happened: Donald Trump has won … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Legge Elettorale, Riforma del Senato, e Teoria dei Giochi.

In molti sembrano credere che il “combinato disposto” dell’Italicum e della riforma elettorale costituisca un vulnus democratico. Della questione ho già parlato in passato in un post precedente, ma penso … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Il Nuovo Senato rende la Costituzione più solida (post breve)

Poiché la Campagna elettorale sulla Referendum per la riforma Costituzionale si sta scaldando, e molti accusano la riforma di indebolire la resilienza democratica della Costituzione Italiana (specialmente in combinazione con … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

EU’s Democratic Compact: last chance for a Win-Win

There is still a slight chance to come out of this post-Brexit vote with a Win-Win for everyone- For the UK, for the Union, and for Democracy. “Democratic deficit” is, … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe after Brexit: no time for muddling through

The secession of the United Kingdom, yesterday, shocked me in the deep. Now that I have a (slightly) colder mind, I offer you a set of reflections on what we … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Atlantic Innovation Divide (and what Europe can do about it)

In at least two occasions, recently, I have been asked to comment on the growing technological innovation divide between the US and Europe. No doubt, high-tech innovation is in full-traction … Continue reading

April 23, 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

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