Integration 4/2016 (IEP, Germany)

In the new issue of integration, Peter-Christian Müller-Graff analyses the legal situation of the European Union prior to the notification of Great Britain’s withdrawal from its membership in the Union, in case the result of the referendum will be ignored and after the notification to the European Council. Against the background of Europe’s multiple crises, Julia Klein deals with growing eurosceptical and populist tendencies in the European Union. She presents the ideological and strategical characteristics of europopulist parties and asks whether there is a genuine “europepopulism” in the European party system. The current Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020) and why the European Union failed to provide a strong focus on a future-oriented growth policy is the main focus of Robert Kaiser’s and Heiko Prange-Gstöhl’s article. Christian Baldus analyses the role of private law in present security discourses in the light of changing narratives of European integration. Eckhard Jesse’s collective review discusses works on the current and future situation of European integration. Besides the report on IEP’s 2016 Annual Conference on challenges of the ‘refugee crisis’ for the European Union, the ‘Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration’ reports on conferences about Normative Power Europe, migration policy and data protection.