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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 →

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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 →

A view on the UK response to crisis

If there is anything that sums up the UK response to the refugee crisis, it is the building of what has been dubbed the “Great Wall of Calais”. This structure is more than a physical barrier, it is also an... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Trump: From Parody Candidate to a Threat to International Security

By Carlota Núñez Strutt, trainee in the European Parliament. Images of how Trump made his bodyguards expel a Univision journalist (1) -the hispanic TV station with the highest diffusion in the US- from one of his events, his use of the... Continue Reading →

Britain’s EU referendum – A guide to non UK citizens

By Matt Evans, British Ambassador to the EST. Britain’s referendum over EU membership is one of the key events in European politics this year. Despite the importance of this, there remains a great deal of confusion over several vital aspects... Continue Reading →

The Syrian Story of Migration

By Suad Skenderi, executive director and author of the academic medium Romalitico Roma and writer for the EST. The topic of migration is one of the most hotly debated issues in Europe, especially since the Syrian crisis that started in 2011.... Continue Reading →

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