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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 →

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Brexit and Academia I: A Perspective from a British Researcher in the EU

2016 was a year of popular political upheaval. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union sent political shockwaves across the European continent and beyond. As the process of Britain’s exit from Europe begins, new rules and boundaries will be drawn... Continue Reading →

The Disunited Union

Is a common way still possible? "I told you that there is not enough Europe in this Union. And that there is not enough Union in this Union. […] But never before have I seen such little common ground between our... Continue Reading →

Poland’s ‘Return to Europe’: Economic Growth and Social Impact

  Twelve years ago, the transformation of Poland from a post-communism to a free market-oriented capitalist economy led to its accession to the European Union. The day on which this happened, May 1st 2004, remains a symbol of genuine change.... Continue Reading →

HAVE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES COME TO AN END?

After three years of brutal civil war and more than thirty under a dictatorship, Spain opened the doors of freedom in 1978. The Spanish Constitution voted the 6th December 1978 meant the commitment of Spaniards to a future built upon... Continue Reading →

By our English Ambassador: ‘Are we the bad guys?’

  We in the UK see ourselves as world leaders and as a benevolent force in the world: a member of the G7, G20 and much more, with ‘special relationships’ between us and many other countries, financially successful but also... 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 →

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 →

Blog post: will Climate Change drown our Tourism?

By José Baptista, EST Ambassador to Portugal. José will be leaving the EST soon, and his spot could be filled by YOU! Would you like to be an EST Ambassador and are you currently studying in Portugal? Get in contact... Continue Reading →

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