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Humans for Sale: The Features of Modern Slavery in the EU

Victims are swayed by the false prospect of endless opportunities in the EU. Source: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters Photo Written by Nathaly de Camargo Franzoni The International Labour Organization reports that organised crime groups (OCGs) in Europe amass approximately $50 billion annually (€45… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 2

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 To see Part 1 of the Common Articles written by our team of International Ambassadors, along with the introduction written by our International Officer, please click here. Common Articles Bosnia & Herzegovina: Youth Movements The last few years… Continue Reading →

A ‘bottom-up cooperations’ approach to European common defence policy

© Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons Written by Guido Lanfranchi Introduction “By the present Treaty the High Contracting Parties institute among themselves a European Defence Community, supranational in character, consisting of common institutions, common armed Forces and a common budget.” (European… Continue Reading →

Brexit and the European Public Sphere

Written by Artem Kyzym Introduction On 23 June 2016, the British government held a referendum on a potential British exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU). With a slim majority of 52%, voters cast their ballots in favour of leaving the… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 1

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 Introduction Young people will be affected the longest by the political decisions taken today and therefore, there is an urgent need for greater political participation of our generation. Recently, this sentiment has been invigorated by the… Continue Reading →

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists: A cry for help!

Written by Elodie Arpa In the past decade, more than a thousand journalists have been killed for simply doing their job. This makes one death every four days.  Yet, what is even more appalling: In nine out of ten cases… Continue Reading →

Identity and Nationalism in Euroscepticism: Does a strong national identity inevitably cause a weak European identity?

Written by Yasmien Khaled Introduction Since the United Kingdom (UK) has decided to exercise Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), their exit has become the first of its kind. No country before has… Continue Reading →

Rolling Europe’s Sleeves Up: The Economics of Migration

Written by Riccardo Vinci In my first article written for EST, I briefly tried to explain why international relations as a discipline can help provide an explanation as to why the phenomenon of migration -movement of people par excellence– has historically… Continue Reading →

Rephrase the Current One-Dimensional Global Free Trade Agreements of the European Union: By Making It a Two-Dimensional with an Environmental Dimension

Written by Oscar Brunzell Abstract In this paper, it is argued that the European Union transformed its one-dimensional trade policy into a two-dimensional trade policy, specifically, to protect the environment from unnecessary harm. Historically, the European Union has maintained one… Continue Reading →

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