Jaanika Erne


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Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi (I did not mean it personally ..)

Jaanika Erne |

Half dead half alive I am back home and to daily Internet access, and today also celebrates the first day of the Polish EU presidency at the time Jerzy Buzek being the president of the European Parliament and Janusz Lewandowski the commissioner for financial programming and budget. What kind of challenges does the new presidency face? – Change of the understanding of the welfare state, […]

Book Review: Paul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku, “The Dynamics of International Law”

Jaanika Erne |

The book: Paul F. Diehl, Charlotte Ku, “The Dynamics of International Law” (Cambridge University Press, 2010) brings a new framework for analysis and a model for legal change and influence of normative change in international law indicating the systemic imbalance of international law. To my mind this book is probably offering the best academic solutions to […]

European Weekend School 2011 - Updated!

Jaanika Erne |

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?

Jaanika Erne |

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?

Jaanika Erne |

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!"

Jaanika Erne |

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. […]

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