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Making Citizens Great Again: a Reflection on the State of the Union

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, held his State of the Union address in Strasbourg on 13 September 2017. Herein he reiterated what he deems to have been successful during the last year and how he would like the EU... Continue Reading →

EST Board 2016-17 Graduation Statement

As the EST Board of 2016-17 graduates, the former Board members reflect on their experience within the European Student Think Tank and share their insights on the past year. 2016-17 President - Carlota Núñez Strutt Two years in the Executive... Continue Reading →

Opportunities for NGOs to influence political decision making

    In democracies, the government is obliged to act on the interests of the citizens (“sovereignty of the people”). This extends to national governments as well as the European Institutions which are often criticized for insufficient democratic legitimacy. In... Continue Reading →

Why might the liberalisation of border controls for people be more controversial than the liberalisation for goods, services and capital?

Abstract This paper tackles the common misunderstanding of liberalised borders of people identified under the current neo-liberal paradigm. Controversies assigned to liberalised borders of people have ignored processes of globalisation and elimination of capital controls as the culprits of controversies... Continue Reading →

The Visegrád group: Voice of the Central Europe?

The Visegrád group is a cultural and political union of 4 countries: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. All those countries are located in the Central European region and it is exactly this geographic character that gave them a... Continue Reading →

Applications open for positions in the EST Board

The European Student Think Tank is recruiting a new Board to manage our organization, from September 2017 to September 2018. The EST’s Board is run by a team of ambitious and visionary students and young professionals of International Affairs, which... Continue Reading →

Offering sanctuary to refugees: insights from the UK

  Have you ever felt powerless to help refugees and asylum seekers in your country? Ever wondered whether there was some way to help humanise the process of resettlement? Our ambassador to England, Rensa Gaunt, recently interviewed Heather Luna, founder... Continue Reading →

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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