Commentary by Louis VIS In a recent series of articles on Euroscepticism, I demonstrated that the United Kingdom was the European Union’s most Eurosceptic Member State. In light of these findings, I also tried to explain that ultimately a mix of political, social and cultural factors are also needed to fully explain people’s perception of … More Why is the UK so Eurosceptic?
Commentary by Kirsten WILLIAMS On 16 September, EU officials will meet in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, for an informal ‘summit’. While a seismic change in the way the EU functions is not on the cards, European leaders will be discussing some of the issues currently challenging the bloc. First on the agenda is likely to be … More EU Leaders in Bratislava: What to Expect
Commentary by Louis VIS Three months ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by the smallest of margins. Following the latest speech of Brexit Minister David Davis, one could honestly wonder whether the government knows what Brexit means. But what, if anything, can we learn from the result of the EU referendum? … More Time for a New Political Spectrum
Commentary by Ryan HILL On Tuesday 30 August 2016, the European Commission ordered Ireland to begin proceedings to collect up to €13 billion in taxes. The ruling is the culmination of a three-year long inquiry into the legality of Apple’s tax deal with Ireland. Yesterday, that deal was deemed to be one which granted Apple … More The European Commission and Apple
Commentary by Gabriella Atkins The recent decision by 26 mayors in the south of France to ban the ‘burquini’, and subsequent photographs appearing to show armed police forcing a woman to remove her clothing, has precipitated controversy and outrage. In London, in a protest outside the French embassy women united to demonstrate for their freedom to … More The Burquini Was Designed to Liberate Women, Not Enslave Them
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