Opinion: I never thought I’d say this, but I agree with Nigel Farage

 From the 23rd to the 26th of May 2019, crucial elections will take place in order to elect the direct representatives of EU citizens in the European Parliament. After the United Kingdom’s life-changing decision to leave the European Union in 2016, measures were taken to prepare for an election without its participation. However, after the … Lire la suite de Opinion: I never thought I’d say this, but I agree with Nigel Farage

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The EU or Russia? Interests and ties in the South Caucasus

by Paola Lo Bue Oddo Frequently described as a post-Soviet neighbourhood in Eastern Europe, it is very clear that the South Caucasus is a region of its own. Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are characterised by a variety of foreign policy interests and economic ties, each relevant to the countries’ own political and economic situation. Maybe … Lire la suite de The EU or Russia? Interests and ties in the South Caucasus

Climate Change and the Arctic: Between Economic Prospects and Environmental Challenge

The Arctic has become more and more of strategic interest for many global actors as it becomes increasingly accessible due to climate change and the resulting melting of the ice caps. This poses environmental and social challenges as well as economic prospects. Thus, clearly delimited territorial rights and stronger governance as well as a comprehensive … Lire la suite de Climate Change and the Arctic: Between Economic Prospects and Environmental Challenge

The meaning of investing in transatlantic youth exchange

By Sakke Teerikoski One of the best investments one can make for the future is to invest in transatlantic exchange between students and other young people. The young generations play a key role in maintaining the transatlantic link in the long term and in keeping the link strong in today’s rapidly changing world. After World … Lire la suite de The meaning of investing in transatlantic youth exchange

Why more Europeans should run for European Parliament outside their home country

Deuxième partie du "Grand Format Européen" sur les élections européennes It’s rather normal for candidates hailing from one part of a country to stand for election in another. For those familiar with Finnish politics, Paavo Väyrynen is a good example: originally from Lapland, Väyrynen has successfully run for Finnish Parliament in both Lapland and the … Lire la suite de Why more Europeans should run for European Parliament outside their home country

The Abortion Laws in the European Union

Nowadays most of the member’s states of the European Union have legislation allowing early abortion on request, nonetheless they are still important disparities regarding the conditions of the termination of pregnancy around the European Union. Malta : the only remaining Member state of the European Union where abortion is illegal Since Ireland repealed its eighth … Lire la suite de The Abortion Laws in the European Union

EU Cultural Diplomacy: where do we stand?

How has the EU been shaping its external image through the new approach to cultural diplomacy and what are its limitations and challenges in a globalizing world? Foreign cultural policy was primarily introduced by nation-states in the 19th century with the leading role of France and of Germany. Later, during the First World War, it … Lire la suite de EU Cultural Diplomacy: where do we stand?

Building an innovative and clean energy market in the EU

The European Union has to cope with various challenges concerning its energy situation, among which climate change, energy dependence, and oil prices on the rise. The energy transition appears to be a sustainable solution to tackle these challenges. What is the role of the innovation to foster energy transition in the EU ? Innovation is closely … Lire la suite de Building an innovative and clean energy market in the EU

A future for the Western Balkans in the European Union?

After the fall of the Berlin wall, the European Union opened its gates to some States in Central and Eastern Europe. The States in the Western Balkans could be the next to join the European family. Nevertheless, this step of the enlargement process seems to cause numerous problems. While everyone knows at least the name … Lire la suite de A future for the Western Balkans in the European Union?

The New Chinese Silk Road: a challenge for Europe?

In an age of constant innovation and intense globalisation, connecting people and spaces through regional cooperation has never been so important. Both China and the EU have understood this and therefore seek to strengthen their place in neighbouring regions, working with but sometimes also against each other. It is no secret that China’s economic influence … Lire la suite de The New Chinese Silk Road: a challenge for Europe?