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Inflation Rate in the European Union

Written by Enrique Fernández de Frutos I begin this article by recalling the valuable lessons that George Harrison has given us unwittingly to the financial and economic world. It seems that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) plan to keep the inflation… 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 →

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 →

“Mashups”: The Social Good Summit 2016

By Edmund Balogun, a graduate of The City University of New York: City College has a keen interest in foreign policy and international relations, and is well-versed in research and data analysis. He has been published several times and has… Continue Reading →

Sweden and the EU: A ‘Lagom’ Relationship

Eliel Stenström, EST Ambassador to Sweden, is a former trainee at the European Parliament and current student at the London School of Economics and Stockholm University, where he studies parallel degrees in Politics, International Relations & Economics and Philosophy &… Continue Reading →

Unrest in Ethiopia: has time arrived to stop sweeping human rights issues under the rug?

Vittorio Capici is in his final year of the Bachelor in European Studies at Maastricht University. As part of the program he is currently undertaking a 5 month internship at the EU Delegation to Ethiopia, to better understand how the… Continue Reading →

Apple in Ireland: Just the Tip of a Giant Iceberg?

José Miguel Anjos is a Law graduate of the University of Minho, Portugal. He has been a delegate at the Euro-Ibero-American Youth Forum, organised by the European Youth Parliament Portugal, and currently acts as the President of the Law Students… Continue Reading →

The Irish Dilemma: The Effects of the Insufficient Application of the CILFIT Rule on European Environmental Law

By Julian Langus, Student in  International and European Law at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, on exchange at the University of Edinburgh,  EST Ambassador to Scotland. Feel free to contact Julian at scotland.est@gmail.com. The function of article 267 of the Treaty… Continue Reading →

Free Trade Agreements – Three Perspectives

By Sebastian Keil. Sebastian will begin a program in International Studies at the University of Leiden in September. The latest leaks by Greenpeace have put TTIP, the planned free trade agreement between the US and EU, into the focus of… Continue Reading →

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