Month September 2015

Refugee crisis: why pragmatism and empathy both must be summoned in the UK

By Johnny Thalassites, student of Law at the University of Bristol and writer for the European Student Think Tank The tragic death of Aylan Kurdi, a 3 year-old Syrian refugee whose body washed up on the beach in Bodrum, provoked… Continue Reading →

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its effects on democratic sovereignty

By Maurijn Rezvani, student of Anthropology and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and writer for the European Student Think Tank.  The number of signed trade agreements is growing exponentially. Since the nineties this number has grown eightfold (see… Continue Reading →

The question of religious identity

By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a master’s degree in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University and writer for the European Student Think Tank. “No two human beings are alike;” goes a sentence in Haruki Murakami’s novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and… Continue Reading →

Europe’s stance on gender-based affirmative action

By Amparo Santiago, LLB/International Business undergraduate, editor and writer for the European Student Think Tank In two weeks’ time, Naomi Climer steps in as the first female president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology – the world’s largest multidisciplinary professional… Continue Reading →

Schengen Area: The interaction of veto-players and the new member states

By Simona Torotcoi, Public Policy student at the Central European University and writer for the European Student Think Tank “new [EU] members will not be allowed to lift their internal Schengen borders for many years, they will be required to reinforce their… Continue Reading →

Power manoeuvring with Greece’s future at stake

La Razon recently published this article about the Greek elections and the tactics of Tsipras. EST Secretary Sietse Blom wrote a short piece in which he shares his view on the Greek leader and his expectations for the outcome of… Continue Reading →

Call for Questions: George Cunningham!

Call for questions! The EST will be talking to European diplomat George Cunningham in the next few days. George’s current role is Deputy Head of Division for China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Mongolia in the European External Action Service,… Continue Reading →

Call for new ambitious EST Treasurer!

Attention financial geniuses, the EST needs you! Are you a brighter and younger version of Mario Draghi, and a responsible European with experience in finance and finding funding? Are you willing to work hard and confident that you are able… Continue Reading →

Migration, refugees and the so-called European identity

By Diana Guth, master’s student Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow and writer for the European Student Think Tank.  During the past year, the subject of migrants and refugees has constantly been in the spotlight. First… Continue Reading →

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