Category European Practice & European Future

Why Bulgaria’s anti-corruption protests are showing serious government failure?

A protester holding a sign ‘EU are you blind?’ during an anti-governmental protest in Sofia –   Copyright/ Photo by Sketches of Sofia Overview of the recent protests For weeks Bulgaria has been engulfed in fierce protests fuelled by the… Continue Reading →

The European Union and Central Asia: connectivity challenges

Written by Lucía Moreno-Arrones Loriente “Central Asia” refers to five states that emerged after the Soviet Union’s disappearance: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. These are heterogeneous countries, not an abstract conglomeration of “-stan” countries, a generalization for which the… Continue Reading →

Macron’s Plan: The Dawn of Green Keynesianism?

Written by James Balzer Introduction   COVID-19 has renewed the tenor of our times. The many assumptions and complacencies we purported have been subverted, as a single virus brought global society to its knees in a matter of months. While… Continue Reading →

EVFTA: Implications for the European Union-Vietnam Strategic Ties in the Upcoming Time

Written by Phuong Pham On the 8th of June 2020, Vietnam ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) (Minh, 2020), which took effect on the 1st of August (Dezan Shira & Associates, 2020). The EVFTA seeks to form a free-trade… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the Emergency of Climate Change: PART 1

Austria: CLIMATE CHANGE In March, demonstrations against climate change organized by Fridays for Future started in Vienna, with only a few thousand people coming together from different educational facilities. In comparison, to the global strike in September, the organizers announced… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 2

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 To see Part 1 of the Common Articles written by our team of International Ambassadors, along with the introduction written by our International Officer, please click here. Common Articles Bosnia & Herzegovina: Youth Movements The last few years… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 1

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 Introduction Young people will be affected the longest by the political decisions taken today and therefore, there is an urgent need for greater political participation of our generation. Recently, this sentiment has been invigorated by the… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the 2019 European Elections: PART 2

Your Vote, Your Europe To see Part 1 of the Common Article written by our team of International Ambassadors, along with the introduction written by our International Officer, please click here. Greece: European Elections: An opportunity to increase the democratic… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the 2019 European Elections: PART 1

Introduction: Your Vote, Your Europe Next year’s European Elections will mark a watershed moment for the EU’s future. All across the continent, established political balances of power are turned upside down while a long-standing consensus is called into question. Moreover,… Continue Reading →

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