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Last Sunday – The perverse logic of the actions of the terrorist group calling itself the ’ Islamic State ’ provokes fear and helplessness in the societies that are subjected to their attacks. In Europe after the attacks of Friday the 13th November in Paris, hopelessness and fatalism were the dominant emotions. Following days of shock and mourning, the most probable reaction by French society (and Europe) will be intense discussion and intolerant and xenophobic practices against immigrants and refugees living on the continent – the majority of whom, it is important to emphasise, are Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who have fled their countries as a result of the same terrorist group. by ,
Last Wednesday – After the much-anticipated publication of his demands for EU reform, it is now clear that one of David Cameron’s key demands is that all migrants wishing to come to the UK most have a job lined up before being allowed in to the UK. by
24 November 2015 – Just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France called for help from other EU member states, referring to the ”mutual defence” clause which can be found in the Lisbon Treaty. Four days after the tragic events which prompted the press to write headlines like ”War in the middle of Paris” (“La guerre en plein Paris”), EU defence ministers made a unanimous decision to activate the clause. by
21 November 2015 – After Catalonia, it is the turn of Great Britain to undermine the European balance. David Cameron has made official his conditions for staying in the European Union. The stakes are high: if these paths for reform are approved by the European partners, Cameron is committed to vote to stay in the Union during the upcoming referendum. by
14 November 2015 – Europe has been shocked yet again by another callous, cold, and calculated attack on its values and its freedom. To the people of Paris, all that we can say is that we are sorry, and that we remain united. by | 1 comment
27 October 2015 – Tuesday 27th of October, The European Parliament voted on the legislation that applies for the telecoms companies. The decision forbids roaming charges within the EU by June 2017. At the same time, the majority of the MEPs rejected the amendments to ensure Internet neutrality in the digital market. by
21 October 2015 – What was permitted to Scotland was denied to Catalonia: A referendum regarding its independence. As a reaction the Catalonian separatists described the regional vote as a quasi-referendum with uncertain exit. Yet is the Catalonian wish for independence only another symptom of a renationalisation of Europe or could the European idea and the desire for more regionalism develop positive synergies? An alternative perspective. by | , 1 comment
25 September 2015 – On 12 September Jeremy Corbyn was elected as new leader of the Labour Party, causing a stir among political commentators on the right and the left equally. Highly welcomed by Labour’s grass roots, the election of the 66-year old backbencher and left-wing ‘radical’ was received with great suspicion by the political establishment. One fear being his ostensible hostility towards the EU could spur a Brexit. by | 1 comment
Mass deportation, razor fences and high walls: What are the concerns of anti-immigration EU countries?
22 September 2015 – As Austria receives 10,000 migrants in just one day, the borders of the European states are being reinforced for the first time in decades. But what are the concerns of the countries against mass migration? Are they well-founded? And how are (...) by | 1 comment
21 September 2015 – Jeremy Corbyn has successfully reinvigorated the Labour party, he has brought energy and 600,000 new members to a party down-on-their-luck after a humiliating defeat. He has responded to the challenges of globalisation with bold policy proposals arguing that national governments can still reshape a country for the better. However, the UK is part of the European Union, an organisation which aids Europe to respond to both European and World problems. How would his policy proposals sit with existing EU law- Could he reshape Britain whilst keeping it in the EU? by | 1 comment
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