Month December 2017

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 →

A reversal in interest rates? – The ECB as an outsider among Central Banks

On 13th December 2017, the US Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017  and the fifth raise since the financial crisis[1]. The European Central Bank (ECB) on the other hand announced its monetary… Continue Reading →

It takes two hands to clap: refugees in Europe

Small initiatives create big actions. Years ago, Rozemarijn nearly unconsciously decided to approach the world with an open mind. As a consequence, she has been challenging her prior notions about different people ever since. Moreover, she started exploring a part... Continue Reading →

Beyond categorizations

I guess no one in Europe has been able to escape the media coverage of people arriving in Greece or Italy in small rubber boats. However, I doubt that many of them have actually met such a ‘refugee’ and have… Continue Reading →

EU and ASEAN regional environmental governance: a comparison

Any comparison between Europe as integrated in the European Union on the one hand and Asia, as exemplified by ASEAN, on the other hand is at best gratuitous and at worst odious. […] I said then that this was a… Continue Reading →

EST Visit to the EU Delegation to the International Organizations in Vienna

On November 24, 2017, the EST visited the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna. On this occasion, our visiting group of students had the opportunity to sit down with Ambassador Didier Lenoir and listened to his presentation about… Continue Reading →

Premier league or Championship? The EU in and after the Czech election

The Czech Elections on October 20th-21st changed the Czech political landscape dramatically. The winner was the recently founded political party ANO, which received 26 percent of the popular vote. After the ANO, three parties gained around 11 percent of the… Continue Reading →

Protection of the vital national interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political system is quite complex and requires examination from its origins, particularly its constitution. The constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina is historically important since it is unique in being created as part of a peace deal, it… Continue Reading →

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