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Talks between Swiss and EU leaders have lead to a debate on Switzerland’s relationship with the EU, such as in Euractiv’s «Switzerland ponders scenarios for future EU relations» (22 July). One solution that is being put forward is that of a «Swissified» EEA agreement, the EEA agreement being the link between EU and the three… » read more

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Norway’s «gag rules»

“So, when is Norway joining the EU?” That question surely comes a Norwegian’s way quite often when studying the EU abroad. However, with two negative referendums in the bag, as well as a strong opposition against membership, it might seem distant. Nevertheless, Norwegian integration into the EU is taking place anyway without a lot of… » read more

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It has been a trying time for climate change activists. The much-publicised failure of the EU and other global actors to reach a binding agreement at the December 2009 Conference of the Parties (COP) summit in Copenhagen, allayed to the “Climategate” leaks, accusations of exaggeration and inaccuracy against UN climate bodies and the financial crisis… » read more

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