A view from Europe’s borderland | LSE Blogs

As Europe vows stricter border controls, what’s at stake at the border?


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Bančništvo v senci: Global Shadow Banking Monitoring Report 2015

Odbor za finančno stabilnost (FSB) je oblikoval celoviti sistemski okvir za spremljanje, s katerim beleži razvoj v sistemu bančništva v senci z vidika ugotavljanja stopnjevanj sistemskih tveganj in uvajanja korektivnih ukrepov, ko so le-ti potrebni.

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Skupna zunanja in varnostna politika EU: kaj določa člen 42.7 Pogodbe o Evropski uniji

Države članice EU so se zavezale skupni zunanji in varnostni politiki EU z namenom krepitve civilnih in vojaških zmogljivosti EU za preprečevanje konfliktov in krizno upravljanje.

Skupna varnostna in obrambna politika je sestavni del skupne zunanje in varnostne politike. Evropski uniji zagotavlja operativno sposobnost, oprto na civilna in vojaška sredstva, ki jih EU lahko uporablja pri misijah zunaj svojih meja za ohranjanje miru, preprečevanje konfliktov in krepitev mednarodne varnosti v skladu z načeli Ustanovne listine OZN. Za izvajanje teh misij se uporabijo zmogljivosti, ki jih zagotovijo države članice (člen 42.1 PEU).

Nadaljuj z branjem Skupna zunanja in varnostna politika EU: kaj določa člen 42.7 Pogodbe o Evropski uniji

#1984

“… stop what we have been doing for the last 14 years. It has not worked. There is nothing at all to suggest it ever will work. Whack-a-mole is a game, not a plan. Leave the Middle East alone. Stop creating more failed states. Stop throwing away our freedoms at home on falsehoods. Stop disenfranchising the Muslims who live with us. Understand the war, such as it is, is against a set of ideas — religious, anti-western, anti-imperialist — and you cannot bomb an idea. Putting western soldiers on the ground in the MidEast and western planes overhead fans the flames. Vengeance does not and cannot extinguish an idea.”

Peter Van Buren, nekdanji uslužbenec U. S. Foreign Service (Ghosts of Tom Joad, 14. november 2015)

Dialog z državljani o TTIP

Predstavništvo Evropske komisije v Sloveniji jutri, 10. novembra 2015, pripravlja dialog z državljani z naslovom TTIP: kaj prinaša prostotrgovinski in naložbeni sporazum med EU in ZDA. Gosta bosta evropska komisarka za trgovino Cecilia Malström in državni sekretar na Ministrstvu za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo Aleš Cantarutti.

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O mehanizmu civilne zaščite na ravni EU

Ključno vlogo pri koordinaciji ukrepov civilne zaščite na ravni EU ob nesrečah v Evropi in svetu ima Evropska komisija. Mehanizem civilne zaščite EU, v katerem dejavno sodeluje tudi Slovenija, deluje že od leta 2001. Skupnost ima na področju civilne zaščite sicer zgolj podporno vlogo državam članicam EU pri njihovih prizadevanjih za izboljšanje prepečevanja, pripravljenosti in odziva na nesreče. Ob večjih nesrečah, ki presežejo zmogljivosti posameznih držav, pa je vloga EU usklajevanje stikov med zadevno državo, strokovnjaki na terenu in državami, ki sodelujejo v mehanizmu civilne zaščite EU.

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Pregled dogajanj v EU – od begunske krize do parlamentarnih selitev

Na vrhu šefov držav in vlad EU v Bruslju so se prejšnji teden uspeli dogovoriti o nadaljnjih ukrepih pri spopadanju z begunsko krizo v Evropi (sodelovanje s Turčijo, povečanje pristojnosti in nalog agencije EU za zunanje meje Frontex). O prihodnosti Velike Britanije v EU niso razpravljali, ker britanski premier Cameron za zdaj še ni predstavil svojih zahtev, zato bodo o tem razpravljali na decembrskem vrhu. Zunanji ministri EU so se odločili, da za štiri mesece zamrznejo sankcije proti predsedniku Belorusije Lukašenku ter 170 drugim osebam in 14 organizacijam. Skupina evropskih poslancev pod vodstvom nekdanje poslanke Strasbourga Catherinne Trautmann, ki se zavzema za dokončno selitev Parlamenta iz Bruslja v Strasbourg, pa naj bi še v tem mesecu predstavila  svoje načrte.


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The European refugee crisis and EU governance

Ali potrebuje EU agencijo, ki bi odločala o prošnjah za azil?

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We have all been greatly affected by the unfolding European refugee crisis and the EU’s failure to offer a coherent response. Another EU default, in the same summer as the Greek debt crisis. Most observers will agree that both crises are not just of the EU’s own making, but that does not erase the fact that the policy responses appear wholly inadequate.

In my previous blog I critiqued the rules-based approach of EMU and Eurozone governance. Not that it is bad to have good rules, but for a well-functioning economic and monetary union a mere set of rules on national budgetary discipline is insufficient. Some kind of fiscal transfer mechanism is required. Today I read that a French member of government, Mr Macron, is of the same view.

It is remarkable that a similar analysis can be made of the refugee crisis, as pointed out in Wolfgang Munchau’s excellent

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The Greek crisis and the dysfunctional European political space

The democracy sceptics consider that all this is evidence that there can be no real EU-wide political space. Notwithstanding decades of – one would almost forget – largely successful European integration, we all continue to live in countries which are too diverse to enable us all to engage in genuine European political debate. There is no European political space.

Or is there?

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Igreek-crisis-16t has been sad to see the Greek crisis gathering pace, culminating in a Eurozone summit which, on condition of deep and intrusive reforms, allows Greece to remain in the Eurozone, and offers the perspective of another bailout.  But no one is under any illusions that the crisis is resolved.  It is clear that European integration has reached a very low point, judging by the acrimonious debates at all levels: official, media, and social media.

This post does not comment on substance but on process.  If there is a silver lining to the crisis it is, in my view, the birth of a European political space.  The long-living mantra that the EU suffers from a democratic deficit is well known.  It is coupled with a profound scepsis about the potential for ever narrowing, let alone removing, that deficit: there is no European demos, only demoi.  Democracy continues…

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