MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: Thoughts on the “Burkini Gate”

Hugo Decis graduated from a French classe préparatoire a few months ago. He is now a student of the Strategic and International Relations Institute (IRIS) located in Paris. He is also the newly elected Director of Communications of the Graduates… Continue Reading →

Trump: From Parody Candidate to a Threat to International Security

By Carlota Núñez Strutt, trainee in the European Parliament. Images of how Trump made his bodyguards expel a Univision journalist (1) -the hispanic TV station with the highest diffusion in the US- from one of his events, his use of the… Continue Reading →

Analysis of UKIP’s Nigel Farage’s xenophobic rhetoric

By Matt Evans, British EST Ambassador. Matt is a final year BA (hons) History and Politics student at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK. The upcoming June referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European… Continue Reading →

EST Working Group Research Report – Irregular Migration and Human Rights

The European Student Think Tank is proud to present the first research report by one of its own working groups. The EST employs a small team of young academics that do research on one particular topic regarding the European Union.  The… Continue Reading →

Opinion – Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free?

By Owen Jones. Originally published on 2015/02/06 Why a disconnected, uncooperative Europe will not solve the problem of uncontrolled refugee-immigration by pretending the issue does not exist There are few better places to live than Western Europe. It is the… Continue Reading →

Lampedusa Calls for Action

by Olga Papadopoulou. Originally published on 2014/02/21 “La vita e’ un diritto di tutti #Lampedusa”. “Everyone has a right to life #Lampedusa” That was what football players of Inter and Roma wore on their t-shirts in their pre-match warm-up, in order… Continue Reading →

Pre-EU Summit Insights – What’s on the table on 19 & 20 December 2013?

Originally published on 2013/12/18 EPC’s leading European politics expert Janis A. Emmanouilidis gives Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt an exclusive pre-summit analysis of the last, and very important, meeting of EU leaders in 2013. Emmanouilidis explains that, should Finance Ministers fail to… Continue Reading →

Is there hope for refugees in the European Union?

by Kitty Verduin. Originally published on 2013/11/15 The recent shipwrecks from two African refugee boats on their way to Europe call for a critical review of the asylum policy set by the European Union. This article assess the promises made… Continue Reading →

Immigration: a growing problem?

By Aleksander Thomas. Originally published on 2012/10/13 Due to the influx of North African migrants into the southern countries of the European Union – chiefly through Italy, the EU has allowed countries within the Schengen area to reintroduce national border… Continue Reading →

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