Month May 2016

EU Internships: The best professional skills to develop, by an EU intern

By Carlota Núñez Strutt, Director of Communication of the European Student Think Tank.  Following a traineeship at the Council of Europe in 2015 and a year in the EST Board, I move to Brussels in September to begin a political… Continue Reading →

Politix EU: Triggering the debate on EU Legislation

By Politix EU. As part of the Pitching Europe series published with Campus Europe. The EU often deals with issues that are not sexy, especially to young people. Yet, these topics still matter – a lot. With Politix EU we… Continue Reading →

Counter-terrorist Democracy: Example of France

By Strahinja Subotić Graduate student of Political Science at Central European University. Finished BA at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. Today, terrorism represents one of the main threats for liberal-democracies. In the academia there is no unique… Continue Reading →

Actions speak louder than words: youth activism to end extreme poverty

By The ONE Campaign, as part of the Pitching Europe series with Campus Europe. When the goal of your organisation is to ‘end extreme poverty’ the task can sometimes seem quite daunting! With over 7 million supporters, however, it gets… Continue Reading →

What do the Greenpeace TTIP-leaks actually tell us?

By Melle Scholten, MA student of International Relations in Groningen, having previously completed a BA in European Studies in Maastricht.  Without a whole lot of publicity, Greenpeace released 248 pages of confidential TTIP-negotiation documents this week[i]. Considering TTIP has been… Continue Reading →

China’s (non-) market economy status: how the WTO ruling could change the EU anti-dumping regime

By Johannes Tropper, EST Ambassador to Austria. On 18 January the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) made its final decision in a long legal dispute between the EU and China. It concluded that the anti-dumping duties imposed… Continue Reading →

Could EU-import restrictions for environmental purposes be legal under international law?

By EST Ambassador Johannes Tropper. The relationship between trade and environment has always been fairly contentious. Preserving the environment and mitigating climate change while guaranteeing free trade seem to be incompatible goals. While some countries wish to limit the production,… Continue Reading →

Frames and framing effects of the media discourse about Turkish Accession to the European Union

By Franca Bätz, student of Communications at the University of Münster. 1. Introduction “Now more than ever – The EU needs to negotiate again with Ankara“ (Zeit Online, May 12 2014) –  “Europe is not a place for Erdogan’s Turkey”… Continue Reading →

This is the endgame: The choice Europe faces is between unity and dissolution

By Project for Democratic Union, as part of the Pitching Europe series with Campus Europe. The European crisis has been long, savage and multifaceted, and from today’s vantage-point there is precious little light to be glimpsed at the end of… Continue Reading →

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