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On Alternative(s) to Neoliberal Globalization

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On Alternative(s) to Neoliberal Globalization From 17 to 19 June 2015, I attended the 14th Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) “Reconstructing Social Theory, History and Practice” at the University of Cambridge, with presentation “On Alternative(s) to Neoliberal Globalization” on the 17th of June 2015. First, the ISTC conference was about reconstruction, […]

Six Academic Moments to Take With into 2015

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Looking back to the year of 2014, I guess that the most important academic events for me in addition to the possibility to participate in the conference on Freedom of Expression at the University of Helsinki on 8-9 May, and the CBEES Annual conference “Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe: A new generation on the move” at […]

Transformation of Politics in Estonia

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From 4 to 5 December 2014, I participated in CBEES Annual Conference “Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe: A new generation on the move” at Södertörn University, Stockholm, which conference aimed at “contemporary processes and challenges, and […] the role of the new generations that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea […]

On Border of Ethics and Politics – Discourses on Truth and Censorship in Plato’s “Politeia” Compared with Today’s Internet Regulation

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On the 9th of May 2014 I presented a Paper at the Conference on Freedom of Expression held at the University of Helsinki from 7 to 9 May 2014. Inspired by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), I was trying to combine substantial rights and their constraints, ethics and politics, discourses […]

Selective Summarizing Book Review: P. Birkinshaw, M. Varney (eds.), The European Union Legal Order after Lisbon. Kluwer, 2010

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Enjoying the possibility to order EU law and international law books for the Tallinn University Library, one of the books I selected was P. Birkinshaw, M. Varney (eds.), The European Union Legal Order after Lisbon (Austin, Boston, Chicago, New York, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2010), published in the series European Monographs, being the 70th title in this […]

Questionnaire for the COSAC 14th Report

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The questionnaire for the COSAC 14th Report is also available. Some questions seem quite difficult to answer, and they generally touch the following areas: ● Sustainable development in the EUROPE 2020 Strategy (worked out in collaboration with the Belgian Federal Council on Sustainable Development); ● Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Common Security and Defence Policy; ● […]

The 13th COSAC Report

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As I did already begin listing the EU’s strategy documents here, I would next add a link to the 13th Bi-annual Report of COSAC: “Developments in European Union Procedures and Practices Relevant to Parliamentary Scrutiny“, which document adds to democratic accountability, and dates back to May-June 2010. This document reflects the changes made by the Treaty […]

A New Strategy for the Single Market and Single Market Act

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Some quite recent changes and transformations Europe has faced: – Globalization and the emergence of new economic powers; – The technological revolution, triggered in particular by Information and Communication Technology; – The growing importance of services in the economy; – Environmental challenges; – The collapse of the Soviet block; – Enlargement, from 10 to 27 […]

Little Boy and Fat Man in Action

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On 6 August 1945 at 8.15, the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima. The bomb directly killed an estimated 80 000 people, the indirect damage (radioactive injuries, flash blindness, electromagnetic pulse, ionizing radiation) was much wider. On 9 August 1945, the second atomic bomb “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. Set the direct human […]

Project Europe 2030

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In June 2010, the Council of the EU published Project Europe 2030 – Challenges and Opportunities – a report by the Reflection Group on the Future of the EU. The leading members of the Reflection Group were Felipe González Márquez (Chairman), Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Vice-Chair), Jorma Ollila (Vice-Chair), Lykke Friis, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Lambert, Mario Monti, […]

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