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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 →

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 →

EST Ambassadors on the role of youth in decision-making

In or out? Open access to decision-making for all young Europeans In the context of the EST’s participation in the European Youth Event, we asked our ambassador to reflect on the theme of the workshop we held at the European… Continue Reading →

What to expect from the Austrian EU Presidency

The last time Austria assumed the EU Presidency in the first semester of 2006, the European Union had recently suffered a heavy defeat: The ideal of a constitutionally based ever closer union had been rejected by by referenda in both… Continue Reading →

Euro-Med Youth Forum 2018

A very special gathering took place between the 18th and the 22nd of  April 2018 in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Euro-Med Youth Forum with the title “Sustainable Participation and Active Citizenship” really lived up to its expectations. 120 delegates, youth workers,… Continue Reading →

Migration in Europe: An Artistic Twist

“Waves of refugees” – what sounds like an innocent metaphor demonstrates a naturalized portrayal of the millions of people who have fled their homes in search for safety; namely that of a security and economic threat comparable to a natural… Continue Reading →

Seduction and Diplomacy: the Emergence of European Soft Power

There are but two powers in the word, the sword and the mind. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the mind. Does Napoleon imply that the strength of the mind could prove more efficient than the… Continue Reading →

Environmentalist trends hand to hand with corporate responsibility

In their analysis of Global Warming Impacts, the Union of Concerned Scientists argued that the consequences of climate change are already here and are reflected in our changing weather patterns and in our physical well being (UCSUSA,2018). Global climate change… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Balancing Act: Finding Security Between Trump and Putin

Two events mark a critical juncture in the transatlantic post-Cold War security environment. First, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine in 2014 brought power politics back to the European continent. Second, Trump’s ascension to the American Presidency… Continue Reading →

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