Call for Working Group on Youth Employment

POLICY RESEARCH OFFICER What’s The Prospect? As a think tank for youth, by youth, the European Student Think Tank (EST) occupies a unique position: It informs its young audience about European affairs and represents the youth at the European Union… Continue Reading →

What measures can be taken to increase voter turnout at elections?

Written by Harvey Dryer Voter turnout is a very simple political concept but, set against the backdrop of a democratic society, its analysis should not be shallow or meagre. It often revolves around a percentage. Specifically, voter turnout is the… Continue Reading →

The Covid19 pandemic responses: credit swaps and global fiscal cooperation.

Written by Luca Pagani The Covid-19 advent started threatening the global economy massively in the first half of 2020, as countries, from East to West, announced strict lockdown measures. The beginning of this crisis reminded what the world experienced not… Continue Reading →

The enlargement process as a security guarantee for the Balkan region and a “geopolitical” European Union

Written by the Angelica Puntel (Working Group on Security and Defence) FACT: On March 25th, the Council of the European Union agreed to open accession negotiations with the Republic of Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia.[1] More recently, on… Continue Reading →

The new European Commission and its challenges: building a better European Union

Written by Pierfrancesco Maria Lanza (EST Ambassador to Italy, Reggio Calabria) “A Union that strives for more”, is the goal for a renewed European Union (EU) which the new President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, wants to… Continue Reading →

The EU in Danger? What the German Constitutional Court’s Weiss Ruling Might Mean for Europe

Written by Daniel Mooney Earlier this month, the German Constitutional Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht (BVerfG), delivered a judgment pertaining to the Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) initiated by the European Central Bank in the wake of the global economic depression.[1]… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Security At Risk: The Case for A Common EU Defence Policy

Written by Adrian Kokk The institutions of the European Union face a difficult task in guaranteeing the financing for the Union’s defence fund, as the raging economic pressure caused by COVID-19 demands the reallocation of monetary resources to more urgent… Continue Reading →

The European Union and the European Space Agency: a partnership in the making

Written by Giulia Gallinella The EU has shown interest in furthering its space competencies since the ratification of the Treaty of Rome. In the 1960s, nonetheless, space-related activities fell exclusively under the competences of national governments (Mazurelle, 2009). The establishment… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus quarantine to the environmental rescue

Written by Nicholas Argyros the EST Ambassador to Greece The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic started this decade in the most peculiar way possible and it is already one of the millennial highlights. The outcome of this medical war cannot be predicted… Continue Reading →

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