Panem et circenses: Bosnia and Herzegovina general elections

Written by Enna Zone Donlic On 7th of October 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina had the  8th general elections since independence. 72 political parties and 39 independent candidates were running for the position of Presidency, representatives in the Parliament at the… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the 2019 European Elections

Introduction: Your Vote, Your Europe Next year’s European Elections will mark a watershed moment for the EU’s future. All across the continent, established political balances of power are turned upside down while a long-standing consensus is called into question. Moreover,… Continue Reading →

The EU Strategic Culture Meets Realism

Written by Angelica Puntel In June 2016, the European Union (EU) published its Global Strategy (EUGS), the sole security strategy published since the 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS). This document was a response to the complexity and interconnectivity of hybrid… Continue Reading →

The Western Balkans: A Marionette between the East and the West

Written by Evelyn Shi How much ‘self’ does ‘self-determination’ allow? Is it the determination by the people concerned or by the international society? In the context of the Serbia-Kosovo conflict, the debate of self-determination recently arose concerning a possible ethnic demarcation…. Continue Reading →

Women have Souls, Weapons do not: A Gender Perspective

Written by Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala Let us travel back in time: the date is 31 October 2000. Feminist transnational advocacy networks around the world are celebrating the birth of a new resolution. This novelty is the United Nations Security Council Resolution… Continue Reading →

The People’s Vote Campaign hails a new phase of Brexit

By Cosimo and Zoe, Ambassadors to the UK If a Brexit fever-pitch has ever been reached in the UK, the third  week of October was definitely it. Firstly, expectations were high in the run-up to the October EU-Summit in Brussels,… Continue Reading →

November: Brussels Briefing

Written by Giacomo Migliore What are the EU institutions working on? How is EU responding to the most pressing international issues? How are political parties preparing for the 2019 elections? This column provides readers with a monthly briefing on the main events… Continue Reading →

The Reversal of Democracy’s Third Wave

Written by Carlota Nunez Strutt A spectre is haunting Europe. The spectre of fascism. For a generation of babies born after the fall of the Berlin Wall, our collective consciousness associates 1989 more closely with the name of an album by… Continue Reading →

25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty : is the (political) Union entering adulthood?

The European Student Think Tank is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the implementation of the Maastricht Treaty. Members of the Board and Ambassadors are sharing their thoughts on this historical moment:   “It is today 25 years that we can… Continue Reading →

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