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12 January 2015 | written by Marc Leijendekker
Interview with Tom de Bruijn, alderman in The Hague and chair of the ACCESS EUROPE Advisory Board, on Greece's membership of the EU, published in NRC Handelsblad on 3 January 2015 The Greeks want an end to the tough austerity measures imposed by the international 'troika'. 'I understand the sentiment,' says De Bruijn.  read more
7 January 2015
Jonathan Zeitlin (scientific director ACCESS EUROPE ) and Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory) have published a new report on the social dimension of the 'European Semester', the EU's annual coordination cycle regarding economic and fiscal policy.
Since the onset of the Euro crisis, the European Union has introduced a series of far-reaching changes in its institutional architecture for economic and social governance. The European Semester, being at the heart of this new architecture, brings together within a single annual policy coordination cycle a wide range of EU governance instruments such as the Stability and Growth Pact, the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure and the Europe 2020 Strategy. read more
6 January 2015
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Jonathan Zeitlin (Scientific Director ACCESS EUROPE ) and Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory) have published a report on the social dimension of the 'European Semester', the EU's annual coordination cycle regarding economic and fiscal policy. read more
5 January 2015
ACCESS EUROPE researchers Daniel Mügge and Eelke Heemskerk, both working at the department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council
The Starting Grant, a personal subsidy of 1,5 million euro, is meant to support the work of talented academics for a period of 5 years. read more
5 January 2015
Despite the European Union's seemingly limited legal mandate in the area of healthcare policy, the EU's influence is greater than it appears. This development has unintended and serious implications on fundamental human rights. This is the conclusion of doctoral research by Anniek de Ruijter, who will receive her doctorate from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 16 January. read more
19 December 2014
Between 9 and 20 February Alberto Alemanno is ACCESS EUROPE Visiting Professor for the European Constitutionalism theme. Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor of Law at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris and Global Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law. read more
17 December 2014
Daniel Mügge and Brian Burgoon (ENLIGHTEN), and Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Gijs Schumacher en Theresa Kuhn (EUENGAGE) successful in EURO IV call
ACCESS EUROPE researchers, often in combined UvA-VU teams, have been productive in writing applications for the the EURO IV call 'Political Challenges to Europe' in the Horizon 2020 programme, and were quite successful too. Two applications have been awarded funding, a third had an interesting spin-off. read more
16 December 2014
The three new postdocs at ACCESS EUROPE are now well and truly settled. They are appointed for one year and are affiliated to a particular theme. Besides their research, the postdocs will be active in organising events such as workshops and (public) debates. read more
30 October 2014
Additional funding acknowledges excellent profile in European Union Studies
The European Commission has awarded ACCESS EUROPE funding as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the next three years, starting on 1 September 2014. read more
30 October 2014
The concept of law in the EU should be expanded
The current conception of law in Europe is insufficient, argues Ester Herlin-Karnell in her inaugural address on 29 October. read more