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Highlights from our EU debate in Spanish Parliament

  In the wake of the 60th anniversary of the European Union, the European Student Think Tank hosted a debate in Spanish Congress on the future of Europe in which 90 students, experts and international and national politicians participated. The... Continue Reading →

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Statement on the London terror attack: our democracy transcends hatred

On behalf of the European Student Think Tank we would like to express our sincerest condolences and send our love to the people of the United Kingdom in these tragic days. The very attempt to shatter our Parliament walls –our,... Continue Reading →

European Student Think Tank to host EU youth debate in Spanish Congress

  On Friday the 31st of March the European Student Think Tank will host a debate in Spanish Congress at 12H on foreign and European policy in which 90 students will share their vision on the future of Europe. In... Continue Reading →

A JANUS-FACED AUSTRIA COULD SET A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT WITHIN THE EU

  In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates and doors, or more abstractly, of all beginnings. He is mostly portrayed as two-faced, a characteristic apt for his supervision of who might enter or exit. When in 2015, large... Continue Reading →

A Game of European Domino: Can we expect an Öxit next?

Dominik Draxler  obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna in 2015. His thesis dealt with the question whether Germany could be considered a potential hegemon in Europe in light of the Eurozone crisis, and the... Continue Reading →

A spectre is haunting Spain, the spectre of the third elections

Santiago Campos Ruiz studied Law at Carlos III University (UC3M), and Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) where he collaborated with the UAH Student Council to fight for the rights of undergraduate students. After briefly working for a legal firm in Madrid he... Continue Reading →

Geopolitics Behind Aylan Kurdi’s Death

Will the US-Russia ceasefire deal make a difference? By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a MSc. in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Olga recently finished her Ph.D. thesis in "labour market inequalities" in the department of Geography from University of... Continue Reading →

The Austrian aftermath – why the EU has a problem with sanctioning its member states for violating democratic principles

Wiebke Junge studied Political Science in Vienna and European Politics at LSE in London. She recently finished her dissertation on 'European Sanctions and Democratic Principles' and currently works as a Parliamentary Assistant to the MP of the Austrian NEOS party,... Continue Reading →

Sparring Partners: Turkey in Europe – Challenges to Democracy and Security?

By Alexis Chalopin, Student in European Studies (Sciences Po & London School of Economics).     ‘The European Union needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the European Union’ - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey   Backpedaling on the road to... Continue Reading →

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