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Will China rule the world by 2049?

The 19th Communist Party Congress, which took place on 24th October 2017, highlighted the power and ambition of its leader, Xi Jinping, who has remained in power – at least – for another term. His ambitious vision for growth, national… Continue Reading →

Visegrád perspectives: Fuss about refugees in the Czech Republic

In this new series of articles, EST ambassadors of Visegrád countries will focus a certain issue in their country. This article concentrates on refugees in the Czech Republic and will focus on two different aspects: the political one and media… Continue Reading →

EST Visit to the European Commission

The EST visited the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 20th. Our group of students had the opportunity to meet Mark Corner, member of the Directorate-General for Communication. They learnt more about the role of the Commission as the… Continue Reading →

Middle East’s challenges for the EU in terms of the war and terrorism: the cases of Syria and Iraq

During the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Palestine at the United Nations (UN), Federica Mogherini – the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – declared that ‘the international community does not and cannot give up… Continue Reading →

The Role of Integration Theories in European Union Law

Background The European Union has a number of key values, which are commonly known – maintain peace, promote economic cooperation, sustain democracy and the rule of law, to name a few – most of which can be found in Art…. Continue Reading →

Russia and the European Union’s Sanctions – A mutual penalty?

For the past decades, Russia has been facing this powerful (political) instrument the economic sanctions are. In 2014, the European Union decided to implement economic sanctions towards Russia, adopted[1] in response to the “illegal annexation of Crimea[2] and the deliberate… Continue Reading →

Iran nuclear deal: EU remains committed

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal had been signed in Vienna in 2014 by the so-called P5+1, which refers to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany…. Continue Reading →

A reversal in interest rates? – The ECB as an outsider among Central Banks

On 13th December 2017, the US Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017  and the fifth raise since the financial crisis[1]. The European Central Bank (ECB) on the other hand announced its monetary… Continue Reading →

EST Visit to the EU Delegation to the International Organizations in Vienna

On November 24, 2017, the EST visited the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna. On this occasion, our visiting group of students had the opportunity to sit down with Ambassador Didier Lenoir and listened to his presentation about… Continue Reading →

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