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The New Economic Paradigm

Written by Vasilis Psarras  “The long waves, are a very important and essential factor in economic development, a factor the effects of which can be found in all principal fields of social and economic life” – Nikolai Kondratieff The Covid-19… 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 →

How is (or isn’t) the EU dealing with the Eastern Mediterranean crisis?

Written by Virginia Tosti In international affairs, it is often the case that conflicts arise when there is no common agreement on what specific law should apply in a given situation; despite conventions and treaties, international law remains misleading or… 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 →

The Role of the Conflict in Ukraine in the Evolution of EU-Russian Relations

Written by Ismael Loulidi Fernández In International Relations, the lines between cause and effect can often become blurred. In order to understand the recent evolution of political relations between the European Union and Russia, we need to recognize the conflict… Continue Reading →

Role of Brexit in Gender Equality

Author: Tabea Boeglin In June 2016, as a result of a referendum held in the United Kingdom (UK), voters decided that the UK was going to leave the European Union (EU); otherwise commonly referred to as “Brexit”. Results showed that… Continue Reading →

The enlargement process as a security guarantee for the Balkan region and a “geopolitical” European Union

Written by the Angelica Puntel (Working Group on Security and Defence) FACT: On March 25th, the Council of the European Union agreed to open accession negotiations with the Republic of Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia.[1] More recently, on… Continue Reading →

The new European Commission and its challenges: building a better European Union

Written by Pierfrancesco Maria Lanza (EST Ambassador to Italy, Reggio Calabria) “A Union that strives for more”, is the goal for a renewed European Union (EU) which the new President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, wants to… Continue Reading →

The EU in Danger? What the German Constitutional Court’s Weiss Ruling Might Mean for Europe

Written by Daniel Mooney Earlier this month, the German Constitutional Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht (BVerfG), delivered a judgment pertaining to the Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) initiated by the European Central Bank in the wake of the global economic depression.[1]… Continue Reading →

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