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Current History (2024) 123 (851): 101–106.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Paul Stubbs Croatia celebrated a decade of membership in the European Union by joining the euro currency and the Schengen Area of free movement on January 1, 2023. At the same time, however, the country is struggling with the economic, social, and political consequences of its semi-peripheral...
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Current History (2024) 123 (851): 83–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Karen E. Smith Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is the most severe challenge that the European Union faces. The EU has generally responded in a united and robust manner, overcoming the clash of national interests that had previously characterized its policymaking vis-à-vis Russia. The most...
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Current History (2023) 122 (846): 255–260.
Published: 01 October 2023
[email protected] © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Georgia European Union Russia civil society Ukraine war LGBTQ rights As a small country in the South Caucasus, located at the crossroads of several empires, Georgia has always searched for external protection to ensure...
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Current History (2023) 122 (842): 101–107.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Tamara P. Trošt The drawn-out process of applying for European Union membership has encouraged cynicism in Serbia and other Western Balkan states about the value of becoming part of the bloc. Local elites have instrumentalized the accession process, making a show of superficial compliance with EU...
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Current History (2023) 122 (842): 83–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Marco Siddi An energy crisis has unfolded in the European Union since the autumn of 2021. The crisis has worsened due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine and climate change. The EU reacted by launching the REPowerEU agenda, which aims at cutting imports of Russian fossil fuels by diversifying trade...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 90–95.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Aude Lejeune Europeans with disabilities continue to face lack of opportunity in areas including education and employment. The extent of such disparities, and policies to address them, vary across the member states of the European Union. In 2000, an EU directive on employment equality set...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 100–104.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Julija Sardelić Some 10-15 million members of the Roma minority live in Europe; an estimated 6 million are citizens of the European Union. It was not until the 1990s that European Union institutions began treating Roma as an ethnic minority deserving of human rights protections. Concerns about mass...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 118–120.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Michaela Benson The campaign that succeeded in pushing Britain out of the European Union focused on the perceived threat of unrestricted inward migration, obscuring the fact that over a million British citizens took advantage of open borders to settle in Europe. Post-Brexit, Britons no longer...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 112–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Alexander Clarkson European integration based on a supranational form of pooled sovereignty has taken on increasingly state-like qualities. With every move toward absorbing additional members, the European Union system has expanded its geographic reach. The state-like power of the EU is apparent...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 87–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... But the twin health and economic crises also exposed gaps in coverage for many, including migrants and gig economy workers. Fiscal austerity, enforced by the European Union, has long constrained efforts to close those gaps. There is probably no better time to live in a country with a generous welfare system...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 93–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the European Union agreed to a plan for common borrowing for a pandemic recovery fund. Although controversial in some countries, common debt would make it easier to address inequities among member states. But the plan was nearly derailed by objections from Poland and Hungary to a provision that would withhold...