1. EU policies affect people differently across territories and social groups. 2. People support the EU based on what they gain or lose from its policies. 3. The EU is ruled by national leaders. 4. Good policy is not always good politics. 5. The customs union favours the EU centre at the expense of the periphery. 6. The EU budget is very small and regressive. 7. Leaders of small or undemocratic member states can be bought up with side payments. 8. Large member states are threatened with exclusion. 9. The EU has a protectionist bias. 10. EU foreign policy is anecdotal or pork barrel politics.
Universidad Católica de Colombia has today joined the EUROSCI Network. This private university thus becomes the 20th university to join the Network, the first one in Colombia and the second one in South America.
The European Commission has approved the Final Report of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Economy - Catedra de Europeism Stiintific held by Diego Varela at Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi. The final European Union grant for the above project has been established at EUR 44,505.00.
Ex-Commons speaker John Bercow becomes politics professor at EUROSCI Network partner Royal Holloway, University of London. He will be a colleague of EUROSCI Network member Giacomo Benedetto in the department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy of this British university.