Thierry Béchet, EU Ambassador to Norway, will give an online lecture on the topic of “Norway and the European Union” on 10 June 2021, 14:00-15:30. Please register here for this public event. You will receive a zoom link prior to the talk.
The Jean Monnet Centre at the University of Agder will be formally opened on 6 May 2021. For more information see here.
Anne Elizabeth Stie and Jarle Trondal have edited a Special Issue on “Rediscovering Nordic Cooperation” in Politics and Governance, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, with contributions from various members of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
Anne Pintsch, the coordinator of the Centre, has been granted a research project within the UTENRIKS programme of the Norwegian Research Council
Lowering the bar? – Compliance Negotiations and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
The project’s primary objective is to map and explain the occurrence and unfolding of compliance negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union on provisions of the 2014 Association Agreement (AA) and their results. At the end of the project, we expect to understand how states facing serious problems fulfilling obligations stemming from international treaties try to reduce these obligations through post-agreement negotiations and how other parties to the treaty react to such attempts. To achieve these objectives, the project will develop the first comprehensive theory of compliance negotiations. It will also present a novel set of original and objective compliance data related to the AA. Other secondary objectives are the strengthening of research capacity at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine, in particular peace, strong institutions, growth and multi-stakeholder state-society cooperation.
Daniel F. Schulz: Next Generation EU: Why the blueprint for transforming Europe may have been long in the making. LSE: European Politics and Policy (EUROPP), 7 September 2020.
Jarle Trondal, Marianne Riddervold & Akasemi Newsome: What previous crises tell us about the likely impact of Covid-19 on the EU. LSE: European Politics and Policy (EUROPP), 21 April 2020.