Commentary by Louis VIS Had it not been for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil not much news would have happened. Who could complain? Yet whilst the world had turned its attention to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a few politicians managed to make headlines and ruin the Brazilian party. On Monday, the… More The Olympic Games: Challenging Identity
Dear readers, On the 19th August 2015, we officially launched Young Europeans Network in London. It has been a tumultuous year in European – and world – politics, and we have thoroughly enjoyed bringing you up-to-date with events on a weekly basis. We expect to have no shortage of topics over the next year,… More Our First Milestone
Commentary by Kirsten WILLIAMS Austria and Turkey have long endured a somewhat fractious relationship. As the seats of the Habsburg and Ottoman empires, the nations were frequently at war with each other, vying for influence and power. The downfall of both dynasties came almost simultaneously, at the end of the First World War. In the… More Austria and Turkey’s Big Falling Out
Commentary by Louis VIS Defining the boundaries of a country or nation state is vital to help build a sense of identity, because it helps distinguish between insiders and outsiders; ‘us’ and ‘them’. A ‘frontier’ can be defined as ‘a line or border separating two countries’, and therefore a ‘final frontier’ implies a static or immovable… More Does the European Union Have a Final Frontier?
Commentary by Danaë LAZARI If a week is a long time in politics, the last five have given onlookers enough change and uncertainty to last several months. In the month after it was announced that the UK had voted to leave the EU, Brexit dominated the political sphere – certainly in Europe, but with a… More The Continuing Saga of the Austrian Presidential Elections
Commentary by Louis VIS (Traduction Française) ‘If we do not act, it will be too late. It comes down to what this country [France] stands for. It refuses to reform itself. It is a country that moves forward through revolutions’ (Jacques Attali 2013). With the French Presidential elections less than a year away and Marine Le Pen… More France’s Political Revolution?
Commentaire par Louis VIS (English Translation) “Si on n’agit pas, il sera trop tard. Cela renvoie à ce qu’est ce pays [la France]. Il ne se réforme jamais. C’est un pays qui avance par révolution” (Jacques Attali 2013). À moins d’un an des élections Présidentielles et avec une Marine Le Pen capable de propulser le Front… More Une France en Marche ?