Europe’s current relationship with the US : « it’s complicated »

Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was a turning point in history: for the first time since 1945, after decades of the US being Europe’s greatest ally, of strong ties and partnerships in all fields (political, economic, military…), the US president is openly antagonistic to the European Union (EU) and critical of its leaders and politics. … Lire la suite de Europe’s current relationship with the US : « it’s complicated »

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Ceuta and Melilla: “Fortress Europe”?

Spain has exercised sovereignty over Ceuta since 1580 and over Melilla since 1496. In 1993, the country joined the European Union; the two Spanish enclaves in north-western Morocco thus became the only territorial European presence in the Maghreb region and the wider African continent. A geopolitical asset for the EU, these enclaves also represent crucial … Lire la suite de Ceuta and Melilla: “Fortress Europe”?

The Founding fathers of the European Union: Sir Winston Churchill

Upon assessing the European project, the British people don’t necessarily spring to mind. However, a British politician played a crucial role in the launching of the EU: Sir Winston Churchill. So how did he contribute to the founding of the European Union? Sir W. Churchill (1874 – 1965) was many things: a politician and head … Lire la suite de The Founding fathers of the European Union: Sir Winston Churchill

The EU’s Possible Role in a Future Peace Process in Syria

Picture above: Syrian girls, carrying school bags provided by UNICEF, walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in al-Shaar neighborhood, in the rebel-held side of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (IZEIN ALRIFAI/AFP/GImages) The EU and the Syrian conflict since 2011: The ongoing crisis in Syria … Lire la suite de The EU’s Possible Role in a Future Peace Process in Syria

A Bite of the Big Apple: an Internship at the Goethe-Institut New York

While most students of the MAE choose to spend their summer either writing a master’s thesis or gaining experience as an intern, Luisa is of those who willingly do both, and succeed. Balancing her three-month internship in Manhattan working for the Goethe-Institut NYC, a German organization, and writing her academic paper on the migrant crisis … Lire la suite de A Bite of the Big Apple: an Internship at the Goethe-Institut New York

Athletes or citizens: can sports be apolitical?

As the major sportive event in the world, the Olympic Games are not only associated with the performance of athletes and money, but also with politics, History and international relations. If apoliticism is the refusal of any political commitment, then the Olympic Movement is naturally apolitical. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was created in Paris … Lire la suite de Athletes or citizens: can sports be apolitical?

OECD Forum: Thinking about Bridging Divides

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organises a two-day forum on a specific issue. This year's edition will be held from the 6th to the 7th of June and has one aim: bridging divides. Whats is the OECD Forum? The Forum is comprised of two days of conferences, speakers and networking. … Lire la suite de OECD Forum: Thinking about Bridging Divides

The Icelandic example: Fighting the gender pay gap

Nýtt lög Íslands ryður brautina í jafnréttið kyjanna, og heldst fyrirmyndir meðal OECD landanna Áttundi Mars 2017 tilkynnti Íslands forsetinn, Bjarni Benediktsson, áætlun sína til að enda launamun kynjanna. Með þessum munu fyrirtækin með fleiri en 25 starfsmönnum þurfa að fá vottorð í því skyni að sanna að þau virði reglu. Jafnvel þó Sviss og … Lire la suite de The Icelandic example: Fighting the gender pay gap