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About Jan Zielonka

Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and author of Is the EU Doomed? (Polity Press, 2014).

Articles by Jan Zielonka

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brexit: yes, you will suffer as well

Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess.

Brexit referendum folly

The consequences of the Brexit referendum are bad for both Europe and Britain, regardless of the result.

The fatalistic predicament of Ukraine

If Ukraine is so important for the EU, then why does the EU do so little to assist it?

Greece has become the EU’s third protectorate

The EU looks increasingly like an empire, having just created its third protectorate in the Balkans. Greece will effectively be run by the EU the way Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina already are. 

Who is afraid of Syriza?

If Syriza’s government is crushed by financial markets it would be hard to argue that democracy is still able to control capitalism. 

Can the EU afford to lose the UK?

In her book Statecraft, published in 2002, Lady Thatcher wrote, “The blunt truth is that the rest of the European Union needs us more than we need them.” We may soon learn how true Maggie’s words are.

Let's forget about EU reforms

Those who bet their political career on EU reforms are likely to return from Brussels with little to show to their voters. It is time to embark on a more realistic European agenda.

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