Further Steps Towards a Comprehensive EU Arctic Policy: Is the EU Getting There? by Andreas Raspotnik, Article for The Arctic Institute (co-authored with Kathrin Keil); July 5, 2012

The European Commission and the High Representative have recently issued the EU’s up-to-date Joint Communication on the development of a coherent and comprehensive EU policy towards the Arctic region. The article offers a spot-on analysis of the EU’s northern approach concluding that the EU’s Arctic engagement still lacks substantial consistency.

The article can be downloaded here

TEPSA Brief: The issue of solidarity in the European Union, June 2012

by Andreas Raspotnik, Marine Jacob and Laura Ventura

The present paper briefly highlight European solidarity, including its public perceptionregarding three related and interdependent European agendas: 1) financial solidarity 2) asylum and border management solidarity and 3) social solidarity. As an exhaustive synopsis cannot be provided the paper aims to coherently tackle the notion of European solidarity, consequently setting academic and professional thinking.

Please download here below to read the entire brief and feel free to contact Andreas Raspotnik  (andreas•raspotnik©tepsa•eu)  Marine Jacob  (marine•jacob©coleurope•eu)   and Laura Ventura  (laura•ventura©tepsa•eu)   to discuss and to learn more on the future developments about this issue.

Andreas Raspotnik

Marie Curie EXACT Researcher

Andreas Raspotnik holds a Bachelor degree in History and a Master’s degree (Mag. Phil) in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. He absolved his second Master’s degree in International Law (LL.M in Law of the Sea) at the University of Tromsø, Norway. During his studies, Andreas gained relevant work experience as an Editorial Assistant at the Department for International News at the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation ORF and interned at the Austrian Embassy in Berlin. After graduation from the University of Vienna, he also worked for an Austrian MEP at the European Parliament, focusing on domestic security and data protection and budgetary control.
Participating in the Marie Curie ITN on EU External Action (EXACT) since October 2011, Andreas’ dissertation discusses the European Union’s role and engagement in the Arctic region.
His research interests additionally include the regional interrelation of security, energy and environmental/climate policy, the law of the sea and Norway as an Arctic actor.
Andreas regularly contributes to The Arctic Institute, an interdisciplinary and independent source for information and in-depth analysis about the developments in the Arctic region.

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