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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 →

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 →

Russia and the European Union’s Sanctions – A mutual penalty?

For the past decades, Russia has been facing this powerful (political) instrument the economic sanctions are. In 2014, the European Union decided to implement economic sanctions towards Russia, adopted[1] in response to the “illegal annexation of Crimea[2] and the deliberate… Continue Reading →

Iran nuclear deal: EU remains committed

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal had been signed in Vienna in 2014 by the so-called P5+1, which refers to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany…. Continue Reading →

The European Student Think Tank hosts Spanish Parliament United Nations and EU Youth Session

On Monday November 27 the European Student Think Tank hosted a Youth Session in Spanish Parliament on the United Nations and the European Union. The event, hosted by our Ambassador Carlota Núñez Strutt, brought together more than a hundred young… Continue Reading →

Feminist Foreign Policy – An approach for the European Union?

Foreign Policy of the European Union In the last decade several examples have shown that there is a need of a common foreign policy of the European Union and that there is a lack of integration. The economy and refugee… Continue Reading →

Highlights from our EU debate in Spanish Parliament

In the wake of the 60th anniversary of the European Union, the European Student Think Tank hosted a debate in Spanish Congress on the future of Europe in which 90 students, experts and international and national politicians participated. The year… Continue Reading →

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