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About Marco Siddi

Marco Siddi is a research associate at the CRENoS institute in Cagliari and at the Institute for European Politics in Berlin. He has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also Marie Curie and DAAD fellow. His research focuses on the European Union and Russia.

Articles by Marco Siddi

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Refugee and migrant arrivals in the EU in 2016: who are we talking about?

A thoughtful analysis should deconstruct narratives portraying migrants as a ‘weapon’ and identify them for what they are: people looking for international protection or, at most, better living conditions.

Greece and immigration: the nadir of European integration

Significantly, centre-left governments also aligned themselves with the conservative majority, providing further evidence for the argument that European Social Democratic parties are incapable of an alternative European leadership.

The 2015 UN conference on climate change: towards a new EU failure?

Will the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris be another conference of big promises and disconcerting results? An insight into unsatisfactory EU environmental policy. 

The environmental and economic case against Donald Tusk’s energy union

Some European leaders, such as Polish PM Donald Tusk, are using the Ukraine crisis as a pretext to revive national fossil fuel industries in defiance of EU emissions targets.

The abuse of history in the Ukrainian crisis

The Ukrainian crisis cannot be resolved through the political manipulation of the region's historical memories. By invoking inflammatory slogans like "Putin is Hitler" and "Ukrainians are fascists", both Russian and western leaders distort the realities of 21st Century Ukraine. 

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