Brexit and the European Public Sphere

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 economic union and… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!

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 →

Challenges To Vaccine Confidence And A Way Forward – Review of the 2018 “State of vaccine confidence in the EU” by the European Commission

Written by Aparajeya Shanker Worrying trends in vaccination illustrated in the “State of vaccine confidence in the EU” of 2018 conducted by the European Commission show a general decline in confidence levels in the safety and efficacy of vaccines in certain… Continue Reading →

The UK Bribery Act

Written by Maria Athanasiou The UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA) signifies the utmost fundamental amendment to anti-corruption legislation within the United Kingdom (UK) in over one hundred years. Perhaps it can justly be said that it is one of the most… Continue Reading →

Towards A Comprehensive View of Global Diplomacy: Becoming Aware of Cultural Differences within Negotiating Parties

Written by Christina Keßler Today, foreign services are increasingly aware of the potential pitfalls cross-cultural dissonance presents. Cultural differences and their impacts on negotiation styles and techniques have become integral parts of the academic discourse on diplomacy and negotiation. In foreign… Continue Reading →

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