What significance do European issues have for members of the Austrian Landtage, what possibilities to exert influence do they see and which cooperation networks do they use? Regarding these questions, this blog post presents first results from the REGIOPARL-survey conducted among members of the Austrian Landtage. (Blog post in German)
About Sarah Meyer
Dr. Sarah Meyer is a research associate at Danube-University Krems and heads the REGIOPARL project. She previously worked on EU policy affairs at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Sarah Meyer received a doctorate from the University of Vienna and completed a post-graduate program on European integration at the Institute for Higher Studies in Vienna. She has worked in different research projects (among others FP7, FWF) at the University of Vienna, Innsbruck and Amsterdam. Her research focus comprises the politicisation of European integration and migration through political parties and media discourse as well as the (institutional) development of the EU.
The Conference on the Future of Europe has finally started. The negotiation process beforehand was characterized by fundamental discrepancies on the European level. This blog post takes a look at those critical developments in the run-up to the beginning of the conference, illustrating an underlying inter-institutional dilemma. (Blogpost in German)
The process of European integration has affected regional parliaments in many ways. This blog article discusses how regional parliaments have meanwhile responded in order to get involved in EU affairs. Can we observe a ‘Europeanization’ of regional parliaments?
General elections took place in Austria last Sunday. It was a national election campaign without much emphasis on EU issues—unfortunately, as it is argued in this article. (Article in German)