March 2016

Analysis of UKIP’s Nigel Farage’s xenophobic rhetoric

By Matt Evans, British EST Ambassador. Matt is a final year BA (hons) History and Politics student at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK. The upcoming June referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European… Continue Reading →

Desperate times, desperate deal

  Secretary Sietse Blom wrote two articles for La Razon this week, a Spanish newspaper, on the recent EU-Turkey deal and the role of Angela Merkel in handling the refugee crisis. Why is the EU doing so many concessions to… Continue Reading →

Visit to the Europagebouw!

Yesterday the EST took a group of lucky students to visit the Europagebouw! The Europagebouw has been constructed for the Dutch Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union’s high-level meetings organised by all ministries. During our visit… Continue Reading →


Do you know what’s inside your Smartphone or laptop? Do you know that the extraction of minerals composing it could have funded armed groups in countries like Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo or Myanmar, and can be responsible for human… Continue Reading →

Partnering up with Politix EU!

The EST is proud to announce its new partnership with Politix EU! Politix EU is a digital platform that makes citizens aware of EU policies shaping our everyday lives – in plain and simple language. They communicate what abstract legislative… Continue Reading →

Making the EU more transparent, accountable and representative

By 1989 Generation Initiative, as part of the Pitching Europe partnership with Campus Europe. The European Union (EU) is facing a deep political crisis. With increasing pressure coming from the refugee crisis, with an in-or-out referendum on the United Kingdom’s… Continue Reading →

EST working-group AMSTERDAM on the Refugee Crisis!

Join the EST in Amsterdam for a working group on the Refugee crisis: you will have the opportunity to debate routes to solutions with EST Ambassador Hester Mennes, and our guest lecturers: Previous mayor of Amsterdam and professor Job Cohen and Oxford… Continue Reading →

Protecting rule of law in the EU- Article 7 and the Rule of Law Framework

By Johannes Tropper, Austrian Ambassador to the European Student Think Tank. The political developments and the far-reaching reforms targeting the Constitutional Tribunal and Public Service Broadcasters in Poland have led to concerns about the Polish government’s commitment to the rule… Continue Reading →

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