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06. April 2017: ORF Interview

Im Interview für die Zeit im Bild 2 informiert Gerda Falkner über die Auseinandersetzungen auf EU-Ebene in Hinblick auf Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Ungarn und Polen sowie über die beschränkten politischen Handlungsspielräume bei der praktischen Durchsetzung der grundlegenden Werte
der Europäischen Union.

 

30. März 2017: Interview für "Die Zeit"

EIFs Leiterin gibt ein Hintergrundinterview zur EU-Politik Österreichs für die deutsche Wochenzeitung "Die Zeit".

 

29. November 2016: Interview for Italian RAI2

EIF's Director was interviewed by the Italian RAI2 format Pagella Politica about her work on the implementation problems with EU law and the EU Commissions policies regarding infringement proceedings against member states.

 

24. August 2016: TV-Interview

Gerda Falkner analysiert für "Schau TV" (Wien, Niederösterreich, Burgenland) die Herausforderungen, die durch die Migrationspolitik-Krise 2015/16 für die europäische Integration entstanden sind.

 

14. Juli 2016: Stellungnahme in "Report Plus"

EIFs Leiterin beantwortet Journalistenfragen eines österreichischen Wirtschaftsmagazins zum Brexit und seinen Auswirkungen auf den Finanzplatz London oder die Eurozone.

 

24. Juni 2016: Gerda Falkner im ORF-Studio "Runder Tisch" zum Brexit und Kommentar im uni:view

Großbritannien hat mit ca. 52 : 48% für einen EU-Austritt gestimmt. EIFs Leiterin kommentiert die Folgen dessen für die europäische Integration noch am selben Tag im Hauptabendprogramm des österreichischen staatlichen Fernsehens (Runder Tisch im Rahmen einer ZiB Spezial, ORF 2) sowie in uni:view, der online Zeitung der Universität Wien.

 

19. Mai 2016: Interview für den Forschungsnewsletter der Universität Wien

Auf der Website und im Forschungsnewsletter der Universität Wien präsentiert die Leiterin des EIF die Ergebnisse des Projekts "EU-Politik in Zeiten der Krise".

Link zu uni:view

 

07. April 2016: Interview mit Fernsehsender ATV

Für die Hauptnachrichten des Senders wurde Gerda Falkner, Leiterin des EIF, zur Mehrheit in der niederländischen Volksbefragung gegen das Assoziierungsabkommen der EU mit der Ukraine befragt.

Link zur ATV-Mediathek

 

22. März 2016: Kommentar in uni:view

Auf Einladung der Abteilung Kommunikation und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit des Rektorats der Universität Wien kommentiert die Leiterin des Instituts für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Gerda Falkner, das Abkommen der EU mit der Türkei zur Rückführung von Flüchtlingen. Neben zahlreichen praktischen und menschrechtlichen Herausforderungen stellt sich zunehmend eine grundlegende Frage: wenn die gemeinsame Wertegrundlage verloren geht, kann dann die zwischenstaatliche Zusammenarbeit überhaupt fruchtbar bleiben?

uni:view: Die EU in der Wertekrise: Von den offenen Fragen des Türkei-Deals

 

06. März 2016: Gerda Falkner im ORF-Studio "Im Zentrum"

Gemeinsam mit u.a. Österreichs Vizekanzler Reinhold Mitterlehner und Johannes Voggenhuber diskutiert die Leiterin des Instituts für europäische Integrationsforschung bei Ingrid Thurnher live über: Politcoup oder Sündenfall – Österreichs Flüchtlingspolitik auf dem europäischen Prüfstand.

 

03. März 2016: Gastbeitrag der Leiterin des Instituts für europäische Integrationsforschung in uni:view

Gerda Falkner, die Leiterin des Instituts für Europäische Integrationsforschung der Universität Wien, beschreibt in ihrem Gastbeitrag einen facettenreichen "Package Deal", der die konstruktive Zusammenarbeit in der EU retten könnte.

uni:view: Nach dem Gipfel ist vor dem Gipfel: Die EU am Scheideweg?

 

03 March 2016: EIF's Director on German radio

Gerda Falkner was interviewed for the political magazine "Bayern 2-radioWelt" of the German radio station "Bayerischer Rundfunk". Will the EU desert Greece with the refugees? If so, which would be the consequences for European integration?

 

18 February 2016: Gerda Falkner on Puls 4 News

EIF's Director was interviewed for the private TV Channel Puls 4: How will European integration continue after the weekend's summit?

 

25 January 2016: One page interview with Gerda Falkner in the Austrian daily newspaper "Kurier"

The Austrian daily newspaper "Kurier" publishes a one page interview with EIF's Director, Gerda Falkner: Austria by the year 2030: What will EU membership look like? Can the current multi-facetted crisis lead to new EU policies, and what can be done to promote this?

Kurier

 

6 December 2015: Gerda Falkner on ORF - Hohes Haus

EIF’s Director was interviewed for the ORF 2 television program “Hohes Haus”. The politicians on the live broadcast Sunday 12h00 were President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. Among the topics discussed were: the recent pact with Turkey concerning better management of the refugee situation, the simultaneous occurrence of many crises in Europe which threatens to overburden the EU’s system, and an increasing lack of solidarity within the EU caused by tendencies of nationalism and populism.

 

31 October 2015: Panel discussion on asylum and migration

In a panel discussion organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the EIF’s director Gerda Falkner debated on a high-ranking podium the current challenges regarding refugee reception and management in Europe. She presented the reasons why the EU was not yet able to achieve common standards in asylum policy and explained that diverging interests of the member states have led to a situation of “joint-decision trap”.

Media coverage of the event:

APA- Science

Kleine Zeitung

Salzburger Nachrichten

 

23 September 2015: EIF’s Director on ZIB-Magazin

The EU interior ministers have departed from the principle of unanimity in adopting a quota for a distribution of the refugees across countries. On ZIB-Magazin on 23.9. Gerda Falkner explains why this could hardly have been decided otherwise.

 

9 September 2015: Commentary of Florian Trauner in „Der Standard“

Florian Trauner discusses the dilemma of the current refugee policy and argues that a reform of the EU asylum policy and legally binding asylum quotas would be improvements. Once more he urges for a pan-European solution.

 

August/September 2015: Florian Trauner on TV

Several TV channels have interviewed Florian Trauner concerning the current situation of refugees in Europe and how politics could respond adequately to these challenges. One of his suggestions is that the EU’s member states should react jointly and not in opposition to one other.

    1. On ZIB-Magazin on 1.9. the question why Germany is a favoured destination for refugees was discussed with Florian Trauner.
    2. On 26.8. Florian Trauner explained on Puls 4 News the importance of open borders in Europe.
    3. In an interview for Servus TV Journal on 25.8. his assessment of the European refugee policy was paramount.
    4. On 25.8. Florian Trauner provided his expertise for ZIB 2 on current challenges in Europe and possible solutions.

 

August 2015: EIF’s Director on German Radio Orange (Bayern 2)

In a radio report, Gerda Falkner discusses the risks of a diminishing solidarity in Europe and illustrates that only common actions will safeguard European Integration.

Radio Bayern

 

20 July 2015: Commentary of Gerda Falkner in „Der Standard“

In a commentary for the “Standard”, the head of the Institute summarises the recent EU negotiations with Greece and considers the outcome to be an acceptable compromise, even though it was not an optimum solution. She urges that problems in Europe should be tackled by the member states together and not in conflict with one another. All member states have to answer for the common monetary union with its systematic deficiency; therefore, it is highly important to jointly counteract caused imbalances.

Link to article in the "Standard"

 

12 July 2015: Gerda Falkner at ORF broadcasting „Im Zentrum Spezial“

The head of the Institute for European Integration Research, along with Franz Fischler, Johannes Voggenhuber and Friedrich Schneider, discusses the consequences of the special summit of EU heads of state and government live on television with Ingrid Thurnher.

Im Zentrum Spezial

 

July 2015: EIF's Director on TV

a) debating the Austrian Lower Chamber's reforms regarding speaking rights for elected EP members of Austria: Hohes Haus, ORF 2, Sonntag 5.7.2015, "Europas Stimmen im Bundesrat"

b) evaluating the effects of the Greek referendum on the future of European integration: ZIB Magazin, ORF 1, Montag 6.7.2015

 

April 19, 2015: Commentary in Wiener Zeitung

How can refugee tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea be prevented? What measures must be set by the EU to meet the challenges in refugee policy effectively?
Florian Trauner from the Institute urges a comprehensive EU refugee policy which should be based on three objectives: more fairness, more solidarity and more protection.

You can find his commentary in the Wiener Zeitung at: http://www.wienerzeitung.at/meinungen/gastkommentare/749365_Die-EU-Fluechtlingspolitik-braucht-eine-umfassende-Reform.html

The commentary is based on a policy brief by Trauner which was written for the Austrian Society for European Policy: http://www.oegfe.at/cms/index.php?id=63&tx_ttnews[backPid]=59&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=865&cHash=c3f71f58b5

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This policy brief was also published by EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.de/sections/entwicklungspolitik/reagiert-die-eu-adaequat-auf-die-fluechtlingstragoedien-im-mittelmeer.

 

November 7 and 10, 2014: EIF in PaRR (Policy and Regulatory Report)

Two articles have been published in PaRR, the online publication portal specialized in competition law, about the public event held by the Austrian competition authority on November 6 2014. Marco Botta gave a lecture on the new directive on private enforcement in EU competition law and its implementation. The event, to which practitioners were also invited, was held shortly before the final adoption of the directive in the Council of the EU. In his lecture, Marco Botta explained that the innovations were not just technical and he outlined the revised provisions and their impacts in detail.

Impact of EU private damages directive likely limited by national procedural realities - experts

EU damages directive saw 'substantial changes' inserted in corrigendum - academic

 

November 3 - 6, 2014: EIF in Ö1 Radiokolleg “Im Osten viel Neues“

25 years ago, the fall of the Iron Curtain led to the opening up of Europe's internal borders with far-reaching consequences. What has happened since then? Have the countries actually grown closer? These questions are addressed in the Ö 1 series “Im Osten viel Neues”. In the broadcast from 5.11.2014, Florian Trauner was interviewed about the accession of the new Member States to the EU. He thereby explained the EU’s possibilities of enlargements and the European neighbourhood policy.

 

October 28, 2014: EIF on Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)

Florian Trauner analyses the EU common policy on refugees in an interview conducted by Hendrik Backhus and published on NDR on 28.10.2014. The project “Mare Nostrum”, which rescues refugees in distress, will be completed soon and Trauner addresses possible reasons for and effects of this current development. He argues in the interview that refugees should be allowed to reach Europe through legal ways.

 

September 11, 2014: EIF on ZIB Magazin, ORF 1

Why are there an increasing number of regions demanding their independence? On 11.09.2014 during the ZIB Magazin TV broadcast, Florian Trauner answered this question and indicated that it is not simply economic aspects that promote an aspiration to independence in regions.

 

August 13, 2014: Interview with the daily newspaper Die Presse

Florian Trauner has been interviewed regarding the EU’s asylum and refugee policy by the Austrian daily newspaper Die Presse for their article which appeared on 13.08.2014 (print edition 14.08.2014). The focus of the interview was Trauner’s arguments for increasing possibilities for legal migration, comparable asylum procedures in all member states, comprehensive protection for refugees and a fair distribution of asylum seekers, who entered the EU illegally, across all member states.

 

May 8, 2014: EIF in the Ö1 series: „Dimensionen – die Welt der Wissenschaft“

"Kein Land in Sicht?" was the title of the radio report in Ö1 where Gerda Falkner, Patrick Müller and Florian Trauner were interviewed about the obstacles for a coherent EU policy. The success of the EU in different policy fields that have already achieved a global dimension is quite diverse. In the interview, the researchers analysed these differences and obstacles, and also reported the results of the Institute’s collaborative project on the question of EU policy export on a global level (EU Policies in a Global Perspective).

 

April 24, 2014: Interview with Radio station Ö1

April, 24 2014: Interview with Radio station Ö1 The difficulties and obstacles for coherent EU policies were the focus of an interview conducted by the radio station Ö1 with Gerda Falkner. The recently published comprehensive research project from the EIF about the question of EU policy export to the global level (EU Policies in a Global Perspective) gave deep insight into the challenges of doing so in different policy areas.

 

March 11, 2014: Interview for the Austrian magazine REPUBLIK

EIF's Director Gerda Falkner gave an interview for the Austrian magazine REPUBLIK, with a focus on "European Union/How will it continue with the EU?"

 

November 27, 2013: Ad hoc consultation for TV

EIF's Director Gerda Falkner provided ad hoc expertise to the Austrian television transmitter ATV regarding Germany's announcement to discriminate against citizens of other states in the field of road user charges.

 

November 2013: Interview with The Vienna Review

Marco Botta, Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), has been interviewed by the Vienna Review, Special Report November 2013, regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the US. The article deals with the impacts of this partnership on Austria, especially in the field of agriculture and food standards.

 

November 13, 2013: Ad hoc consultation for TV

Gerda Falkner provided an ad hoc consultation to the Austrian broadcasting station ATV regarding the EU and the Maltese policy to sell citizenship.

 

July 11, 2013: Interview with radio station Ö1

The radio station Ö1 conducted an interview with Gerda Falkner regarding the Open Access Journals which are managed at EIF: European Integration online Papers (EIoP) and Living Reviews in European Governance (LREG). The interview was broadcast on August 19, 2013.

 

October 2012: EIF's Director on ORF regarding the EU crisis

Gerda Falkner was among the experts explaining the various complex terms used in the area of European Integration.

 

June 2012: EIF's Director discusses consequences of Greek elections on ORF

Gerda Falkner was a guest on the ORF television program, Im Zentrum, on June 17. The episode, "Griechenland- Sargnagel für den Euro?" (Greece- the last nail in the Euro's coffin?), discussed the possible consequences of the pivotal elections in Greece for the Euro and the European Union.

 

May 2012: Zoe Lefkofridi participates in TV panel discussion

Zoe Lefkofridi was invited as an expert on political parties, elections, and Greece on the ORF television program CLUB2 for the episode titled “Sparen oder Schulden machen? Was rettet Europa?” (Saving or more debt? What will save Europe?). The episode was aired by the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) on May 9th.

 

May 2012: EIF researcher forecasts possible Greek government coalitions on ATV

Zoe Lefkofridi was interviewed on possible coalitions that could be formed following the Greek elections by Rafaella Singer for the ATV Aktuell (TV News). The interview, '‘Koalitionsmöglichkeiten nach der Griechischen Wahl’ aired on May 7th.

 

March 2012: EIF's Director on Ö1 program about democracy and rule of law in the EU

The current problems of the EU in terms of democracy and rule of law were discussed in a radio feature where Gesine Schwan, Anton Pelinka and Gerda Falkner were interviewed (Dimensionen - die Welt der Wissenschaft, "Europa weiter denken", Gestaltung: Tanja Malle, Thursday 8 March 2012).

Article

 

February 2012: Zdenek Kudrna on Radiozurnal

EIF researcher Zdenek Kudrna discussed the negotiations of the Greek stabilization program in the main news program on the largest Czech radio station Radiozurnal on February 6, 2012.

 

December 2011: EIF's director on ATV

On 7 December at 21h55, EIF's Director Gerda Falkner appeared on a TV panel discussion on small states' role in the EU and on latest Eurozone crisis developments, with several Austrian top politicians (Christoph Matznetter, Ulrike Lunacek, Heinz-Christian Strache).

 

November 2011: EIF's director on TV news ZIB 24

Die ORF-Ankündigung lautete: "Griechenland und Italien stehen am Abgrund, den politischen Eliten scheint aber dennoch Machterhalt wichtiger als ein geschlossenes Vorgehen. In Griechenland ist den etablierten Parteien ein ausgewiesener Experte als Chef einer Übergangsregierung zu mächtig und in Italien versucht Silvio Berlusconi immer noch seinen Kopf zu retten, während die für Staatsanleihen zu berappenden Zinsen in neue Höhen steigen. Ist das politische System Europas solchen Krisen überhaupt gewachsen? Sollte die EU Wirtschaftshilfe gar an politische Reformen knüpfen oder Sachwalter entsenden? Das fragen wir live im Studio die Chefin des Instituts für europäische Integrationsforschung bei der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Gerda Falkner."

 

18 November 2011: EIF researcher Zdenek Kudrna at Central European Forum

EIF researcher Zdenek Kudrna debated the Future of Europe with Iveta Radicova, Slovak Prime Minister, Gideon Rachman, the Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator of the Financial Times, and Vaclav Belohradsky, professor of political sociology at the University of Trieste at the Central European Forum in Bratislava on November 18, 2011.

 

9 November 2011: EIF researcher Zdenek Kudrna at Czech Association for European Studies

Zdenek Kudrna participated in a panel session on the European debt crisis with Ivan Miklos, the Slovak Minister of Finance, and Rainer Arnold, University of Regensburg, at the Czech Association for European Studies inaugural conference in Prague on November 9, 2011.

 

9-11 October 2011: Zdenek Kudrna at Forum2000 meeting

Zdenek Kudrna, EIF researcher focusing on financial market regulation, was invited to participate at the Forum2000 meeting founded by Václav Havel, Yohei Sasakawa, and Elie Wiesel in Prague. He discussed Eurozone Crisis as Constitutional Challenge for Europe together with Karel Kovanda (European Commission), Jan Machácek (Journalist), Alan Brown (Schroeder Investments), Vladimír Dlouhý (Goldman Sachs) and Jacques Rupnik (Sciences Po). The debate is available online at http://goo.gl/hpWe7.

 

February 2011: EIF featured in the Academy's Magazin 

Europeanisation is a main topic of the ÖAW's journal "Thema Forschung", no. 8, now available in print. The public relations team interviewed EIF Director Gerda Falkner and presented some of EIF's international projects, including our innovative refereed journal Living Reviews in European Governance. The results are presented in colourful short stories aimed at a wide readership and available also on the Academy's website.

 

 

 

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