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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 →

EST Board 2018-19 Graduation Statement

For Aurélien, this last year at the head of the European Student Think was the consecration of three years of service to the organisation that marked his student life. The European Student Think Tank was the first student organisation that… Continue Reading →

How to leave the EU without making a mess of it (and why it’s still not worth it)

Written by Juuso Järviniemi Disclaimer: This article has already been published with The New Federalist. You can find the article here. As Brexit is destroying the UK’s economy, national unity and international reputation, many have correctly pointed out that observing… Continue Reading →

The Impact of Public Health Policy

Written by Aparajeya Shanker Public Health Policy is a wide-ranging aspect of public health that guides the government’s action plan on population health. To simplify what is essentially a vast and complex subject, it is the sum of all legislative… Continue Reading →

Meritocracy as Principle of Justice

Written by Mehmet Sadik Bektas Abstract One of the American philosophers, John Rawls presents an understanding of justice through a liberal viewpoint. Principally, his practical method of truth and thesis, the veil of ignorance, allows fairness to become one of… Continue Reading →

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