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I say Europe you say? Europe, Europe as well. What was the biggest myth about the EU that you had to dismantle during your career? Or to explain to your co-citizens? There were many, but I think the most common one, and to some extent, the most dangerous one, is the myth that the EU is going to take away national states and identities. I think that we have to make clear to people that we live in a world where you...

Our Senior Research Officer, Vít Novotný, collected the answers of three experts to three questions related to Europe's reaction to the COVID-19 crisis, EU border checks and travel restrictions.

Our President Mikuláš Dzurinda presents the aim of our new communication campaign. In this 'online journey' we will bring to you blog posts, papers, podcasts and many other products on the latest EU issues. "COVID-19 represents a great threat, but also a unique opportunity" says President Dzurinda. "Let’s use the lockdown and teleworking period to reassess our priorities."

The executive board of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies at its last board meeting approved the nomination of Professor Lars Jonung as the centre’s newest Senior Research Associate. Professor Lars Jonung is a Swedish economist, and Professor at Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Department of Economics...

I say Europe, you say…?

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What was the biggest myth about the EU that you had to bust during the campaign?

There are a lot of myths about the EU. I'm a...

I say Europe, you say…?

When I think of the European Union, I always think of an old Irish word: “meitheal.” It’s an old tradition where people from the neighbouring farms came together to help each other, to save the crops, to save the hay. The essence of it was...

The Martens Centre is pleased to announce that this year’s awards for “best cooperation” and “best activity” during the year 2018 have been awarded to Kós Károly Akadémia Foundation (Romania) and Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor het CDA (CDA Research Institute) (Netherlands), respectively. Now in their seventh year, the annual...