European Student Think Tank

Bridging the gap between students and Brussels



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 →


Will the EU stand with CEU?- Dilemma between Pragmatism and Values

  Nowadays, when pondering the fate of the EU, one of the questions that arises is whether the EU is to continue fighting for the values it is founded on, or whether it is to focus more on pragmatic behaviour,... Continue Reading →

Momentum – The past and future of a movement

  In the past few weeks the Momentum political movement has risen from its unborn ashes to resist against the establishment's idea of social prosperity: The 2024 Olympic Games. Within a few weeks they collected over 266 thousand (counting is... Continue Reading →

Migration, refugees and the so-called European identity

By Diana Guth, master's student Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow and writer for the European Student Think Tank.  During the past year, the subject of migrants and refugees has constantly been in the spotlight. First... Continue Reading →

Greece: A Geopolitical Eurocrisis

By Marten Kooistra, President of the European Student Think Tank. After a loud ‘no’ against a proposed financial plan for Greece, European leaders find themselves behind closed doors, talking about trust and numbers in a more serious tone than ever... Continue Reading →

The Hungarian Controversy

by Timea Viragh. Originally published on 2014/04/11 Nowadays, many people in Hungary are against the European Union. While in 2004, when Hungary joined the EU, 45% of its population thought that EU membership would be beneficial for the country, in... Continue Reading →

I’m a European citizen

By Felix Boos. Originally published on Apr 10th, 2012 Since Fidesz takeover of Hun­gary in April 2010, Hun­garian insti­tu­tions have changed a great deal. The new con­sti­tu­tion puts the demo­cratic prin­ciple at risk accord­ing to the Coun­cil of Europe. Dra­conian... Continue Reading →

A story of a renewal gone terribly wrong

Originally published on 2012/01/31 It is a twist of his­tory, the cruelest one ima­gin­able maybe, that a former Com­mun­ist dis­sid­ent would turn a demo­crat­ic­ally ruled coun­try into an author­it­arian regime. It is even more ironic if such a regime change should... Continue Reading →

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