News from the University of Cologne

TEPSA and the Jean Monnet Chair of Prof. Wolfgang Wessels congratulate Vanessa Boas to the completion of her PhD in the framework of the EU-funded joint PhD Programme EXACT ( She successfully defended her thesis “Who needs goodwill? An analysis of EU norm promotion in the Central Asian context” – co-supervised at the Universities of Cologne and Prague – at her viva that took place in Cologne on June 8.

Guest Lecture Turkey after the elections – Where is Turkey heading?, Election analysis by Prof. Atila Eralp, METU Ankara at the University of Cologne

On 8 July 2015, Prof.Dr. Atila Eralp, Director of the Center for European Studies at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, held a guest lecture on the outcomes of the parliamentary elections in Turkey at the University of Cologne. In his speech, he assessed the domestic as well as external political consequences of the AKP’s loss of its absolute majority.