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Jaanika Erne


The Author

Jaanika Erne, M.A. EU Law, King's College London, 2008; M.A. Law, University of Tartu, 2004; LL.M. Public International Law, University of Helsinki, 2003; PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. Areas of interest: theoretical and historical aspects of public international law, human rights (moral, political and legal aspects), global politics, global and EU governance.


Blogs on: Jaanika Erne


European Weekend School 2011 – Updated!

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On 4 May 2011 (Latvian Independence Day) I came to Istanbul with the aim to attend the Weekend School organized by the Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies Student Forum (CESSF) (the university has  Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) on the general topic: “Accession to the EU: Expectations and Realities” taking place from 5 to 7 May 2011.   5 May […]

Are you people begging for the nuclear WW?

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Ynetnews at 3.05:  “Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said. Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old”.  Will Iran be the next […]

Opening Internal Market to the Islamic Market? Step-by-Step?

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I think that many political and security problems would be solved in the world if Enlargement and Neighbourhood Commissioner Štefan Füle’s words: “European Union should offer its southern neighbours the chance to participate in its single market and join the European Economic Area” (referred by Euractiv) would come true. When I look at the Motion […]

“Happy Passover, Israel!”

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I am trying to politically and ideologically analyse how could the Israelis understand the wish: “Happy Passover!” The wish “Happy passover” clearly reminds the Israelis their Exodus – when on the one hand the ancient Israelis were freed from slavery in Egypt (Exodus, Chapter 12), but on the other hand they were sent out of Egypt – the area they inhabited. […]

The Anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Updated!

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On 20 April 2011 the week ahead faces the one-year anniversary of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The aim of this posting is to investigate whether this disaster could have been organized by terrorists with the aim to politically and economically destabilize the United States, and may it have connection with the bombing by […]

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