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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 →

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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 →

(Seven reasons) why the EU’s leaders are justified in playing hardball with Britain over Brexit.

Although a decent deal on Brexit is in the interests of both, Britain deserves a run for its money in the forthcoming negotiations. Reasons for this may not be immediately obvious to the British observers, nor to the many in... Continue Reading →

Winners of EST Student Politics Competition

We in the EST UK team are pleased to announce the winning entries to our 2017 Student Politics Competition! Carles Garcia-Suari of Dallam School is highly commended for his entry entitled ‘Europe Nowadays’, and Janahan Suthakar of Ilford County High... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day 2017

  In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, the European Student Think Tank attended a panel discussion held by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), entitled “From smart economics to smart workplaces”, at the United Nations Office in... Continue Reading →

A Twenty-Seven Nation Army? Discussing the Likelihood of a Common Army for the European Union

The EU foreign ministers convened on March 6, 2017 in Brussels to create a legal framework for the EU Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities, a quasi military headquarter and board of expertise for EU missions abroad, which is planned to... Continue Reading →

Russia and the West in Syria: A question of global hegemony?

As 2016 came to an end, the immense cruelty of the Syrian Civil War once again revealed itself to the public. The bombings of Aleppo have shown the world how fragile the international system can be, when national power interests... Continue Reading →

Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina recognises Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs as constitutive peoples along with “Others”. Those who identify themselves as others are ineligible to become members of the Presidency or the upper house of the Parliamentary... Continue Reading →

A Major Step Forward in European Defence Integration

    This article is a part of research activities of the EU Foreign Policy Research Group Due to Europe’s deteriorating security situation, there is a pressing need to do more in terms of cooperation and coordination among the EU... Continue Reading →

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