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The Euro Just Turned 20!

Written by Elodie Arpa, Ambassador to Austria This year the Euro celebrates its 20th anniversary. 19 EU-member states use the Euro as their national currency, which means more than 340 million Europeans trade with it on a daily basis (a… Continue Reading →

Why Targeting the Benefits of Social Policies on the Worst-off is Not Efficient

An analysis of the European welfare states. Written by Mathis Porchez In 2017, the Gini coefficient of the European Union (28 countries) was 0,31 while the average of the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden) was only 0,26. Building on… Continue Reading →

Reforming the Corporate Taxation in The European Union: Paradox, Challenge and Opportunity

Written by Shu-Chien Chen Despite the European Union’s (EU) history of development for more than five decades; the EU is now suffering from a backlash and crises. The prevalence of aggressive tax avoidance scenarios conducted by multinationals is one of the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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