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What to expect from the Austrian EU Presidency

The last time Austria assumed the EU Presidency in the first semester of 2006, the European Union had recently suffered a heavy defeat: The ideal of a constitutionally based ever closer union had been rejected by by referenda in both… Continue Reading →

The EST hosted a Working Group at the EYE 2018

On June 2nd and 3rd 2018, the European Student Think Tank visited the European Youth Event 2018. In our opinion the event was a great success and we left feeling inspired by all the pro-European energy and spirit. Our group… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the role of youth in decision-making

In or out? Open access to decision-making for all young Europeans Decision-making is arguably the most important element of politics. The decisions made in parliaments and institutions all over Europe, at all levels, define both the surroundings that we live… Continue Reading →

Report on attending a conference entitled “Understanding European Crime and Criminal Justice and its Research: the past 25 years, the present and the future”

On the 25th of January, 2018, I attended the conference “Understanding European Crime and Criminal Justice and its Research: the past 25 years, the present and the future”, which was held at Maastricht University. The conference was organized to celebrate… Continue Reading →

Qatar–Gulf crisis: What does the EU stand for?

The diplomatic isolation of Qatar from several Arab countries since June 2017 can be considered as one of the biggest crises in the Gulf region in the last few years. So far, a great number of explanations has emerged without… Continue Reading →

Will China rule the world by 2049?

The 19th Communist Party Congress, which took place on 24th October 2017, highlighted the power and ambition of its leader, Xi Jinping, who has remained in power – at least – for another term. His ambitious vision for growth, national… Continue Reading →

Visegrád perspectives: Fuss about refugees in the Czech Republic

In this new series of articles, EST ambassadors of Visegrád countries will focus a certain issue in their country. This article concentrates on refugees in the Czech Republic and will focus on two different aspects: the political one and media… Continue Reading →

EST Visit to the European Commission

The EST visited the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 20th. Our group of students had the opportunity to meet Mark Corner, member of the Directorate-General for Communication. They learnt more about the role of the Commission as the… Continue Reading →

Middle East’s challenges for the EU in terms of the war and terrorism: the cases of Syria and Iraq

During the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Palestine at the United Nations (UN), Federica Mogherini – the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – declared that ‘the international community does not and cannot give up… Continue Reading →

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