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Les internés civils de la Première Guerre mondiale – Le cas des Luxembourgeois en France

By Jim Carelli During World War 1 thousands of foreigners living in France have been forced by the military and civil authorities to live in differ- ent sorts of camps, some called concentration camps. Among them are also 431 Luxemburg civilians working in France whom the researcher has found in camps all over France.

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Dual use technologies and civilian capabilities: Beyond pooling and sharing

By Andrea Aversano Stabile, Alessandro Marrone, Nicoletta Pirozzi, Bernardo Venturi This policy paper investigates how to increase the pooling and sharing (P&S) of civilian and military capabilities in light of recent EU developments. The paper looks at potential areas for P&S: the sharing of training facilities, the pooling of experts and recruitment procedures; satellite systems; […]

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Globalisation and European cohesion. Proceedings from the Prague Social Europe Conference.

László Andor, Paul Mason, Bohuslav Sobotka, Maria João Rodrigues The Prague Social Europe Conference (PSEC) 2017 took place in Prague on April 2017 to debate the future of the EU with academics, politicians and trade unionists from the CEE countries. The PSEC was part of a regional dialogue about the Future of Work initiated by […]

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The politics of Talvivaara and representative claims

Maija Mattila DSocSc Representative claims as a way of talking about politics The report investigates the political rhetoric surrounding the so-called Talvivaara case in Finland between 2005 and 2015. It explores the different representative claims of people and their interests made by Finnish Members of Parliament and civic actors. The analysis shows that representative claims […]

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Conspiracy theories in French public domain

Rudy Reichstadt The terrorist attacks in France in 2015 have brought to light the existence of a tangible current of conspiracy theories. Since then, the circulation of conspiracy theories or fake news in the public forum has been worrying. The Jean-Jaurès Foundation and Conspiracy Watch have therefore conducted a study to provide an estimate of […]

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One, two or more states in Israel-Palestine? That isn’t the question

Nathalie Tocci For a long time and for far too long a time, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been trapped in a perceived one-state/two-state dichotomy. This dichotomy has provided life support to the so-called Middle East Peace Process. The irony, or rather tragedy, is that it is precisely the persistence of such a process, and the […]

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Immigration in Luxembourgish football The influence of football practice on the street and in clubs

Jean Ketter Football practised on the street and in clubs has played a major role in the integration of foreign workers in industrial societies. It was the case in Luxembourg in the industrial south for Italian immigration since the end of the 19th century and then as from the 1960s for Portuguese immigration throughout the […]

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“Women’s participation in EU politics – Učešće žena u politici Evropske Unije“

Sonja Lokar Freelance international gender equality expert. Gender equality and women’s participation have never been major focuses of the EU. But in time, due to the constant efforts of progressive, active women in the EU, these issues are slowly moving from being ‘non–issues’ to being important for the main- stream EU politics. This process was […]

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Is the football bubble about to burst? The case for financial regulation in football

Richard Bouigue, Pierre Rondeau A short abstract: While football’s growth figures are exceptional, the risk that the ‘football bub- ble’ will burst cannot be ignored and the view from behind the scenes is not so bright. Football is a globalised sport under constant media scrutiny and is also a social reality. Richard Bouigue, Deputy Mayor […]

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The Security–Migration– Development nexus revised: A perspective from the Sahel

Bernardo Venturi The nexus of security, migration and development in Africa is cru- cial, but certainly not only because of the flows of migrants coming to Europe. It is evident that devel- opment, migration, peace and security are connected in several ways, but more light needs to be shed on the concrete effects of their […]

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