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11 eu politics, european politics

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11 eu politics, european politics

  1. 1. EU politics, European politics<br />
  2. 2. Today – oralarguments<br />2 groups<br />Each group select 3 people to present an argument<br />Preparetogether<br />2x3 people will speak – max 20 minutes<br />Whatyoursuggestedanswer is<br />Main lines of argument<br />Repliestotheotherside’sreasoning<br />
  3. 3. Outline – problemsin Europe<br />Democracy deficit<br />European identity<br />EU’sfuture?<br />Economicdevelopment<br />Education<br />Socialsituation<br />
  4. 4. Democracy deficit<br />Institutional<br />Identity<br />
  5. 5. European identity – what?<br />European Union<br />Common set of values<br />Sense of belonging to the EU<br />in addition to national identities<br />Indirectly (unity in diversity)<br />Citizenship<br />European public sphere<br />
  6. 6. European identity – why?<br />Functioning polity<br />Legitimacy<br />Low levels of attachment<br />Weak political activity<br />
  7. 7. European identity – how?<br />Different schools of thought<br />Common points:<br />democratic participation, more democracy<br />education and culture <br />social and economic cohesion<br />EU actions<br />Europe for citizens programme<br />Constitutional tools<br />implement a common foreign and security policy <br />…<br />
  8. 8. CONSTITUTIONAL TOOLS FOR FOSTERING EUROPEAN IDENTITY – democraticparticipation<br />Symbols of the European Union<br />European Parliamentelections<br />Referendums<br />European Citizens’ Initiative<br />
  9. 9. Symbols<br />9th of May Europe Day<br />“United in diversity” is the motto of the European Union<br />€<br />.eu TLD<br />Anthem<br /><ul><li>Beethoven set to music the "Ode to Joy" written in 1785 by Friedrich von Schiller
  10. 10. human race becoming brothers</li></li></ul><li>EP elections<br />
  11. 11. Referendums<br />1992 Denmark: no, France: yes, butsmallmargin<br />2001 Ireland: no<br />ConstitutionalTreaty<br />2005: France, Netherlandsvote no<br />Reform (Lisbon) Treaty<br />2008: Irelandvotes no<br />
  12. 12. European citizens’ initiative<br />Constitutionaltoolusedinseveralcountries<br />IntheConstitutionalTreaty (I-47)<br />InLisbon – TEU Provisionsondemocraticprinciples (Art. 11)<br />
  13. 13. Enlargement - Turkeyand the EU<br />1987 applicationformembership<br />2005 recognisedas a candidate country<br />Conditionsforjoining:<br />Democraticsystem<br />Functioningmarket economy<br />Adoptingtheacquiscommunautaire<br />
  14. 14. Issues of joining<br />“too big, too poor, and too Muslim”<br />Referendums<br />Positive example for European Christian and Moslim cooperation<br />Common Foreign and Security Policy<br />
  15. 15. Other candidates<br />Croatia <br />Iceland <br />The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia <br />Montenegro <br />Albania<br />Serbia<br />Kosovo<br />
  16. 16. Reform of the EU<br />6 membersto 27<br />Supranationality<br />Amendingtreaties, case-law<br />ConstitutionalTreaty<br />2005: France, Netherlandsvote no<br />Reform (Lisbon) Treaty<br />2008: Irelandvotesno<br />Now adopted – needs to be applied<br />
  17. 17. Lack of understanding<br />No information -> too much information?<br />No chance for feedback, democratic participation<br />Elite – citizen divisions<br />Transparency, democracy not up to standard<br />Eurojargon<br />Political participation<br />
  18. 18. Where is the end of EU integration?<br />
  19. 19. Fortomorrow<br />Preparetotalkaboutyourresearchonthe EU MemberStateyouchoseonthefirstweek<br />Whichpictureshaveyouidentified<br />WhyaretheyimportantfortheMemberStateinquestion<br />Writeitupin maximum 1 page<br />Email ittome<br />

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