Commentary by Gabriella AKTINS Whilst the negotiation of an EU-Canada trade deal may seem of little significance to the UK in the light of Theresa May’s first EU summit as Prime Minister, the difficulties the EU is facing should be a grave warning for the UK. Currently, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA) … More Why Wallonia’s Blocking of CETA is a Concern for the UK
Commentary by Gabriella ATKINS Ask parents of the millennial generation how they feel about the prospects for their children and the majority will answer with a reticent scepticism. House prices mean many will be unable to afford to enter the property ladder; climate change means children are paying for the sins of their parents; and … More The Re-emergence of the Zero-sum Economy
Commentary by Gabriella ATKINS The 2016 US presidential elections have provided entertainment watching for observant countries. However, whilst the rise of Donald Trump initially proved diverting, the worrying reality is that Mr Trump is now one of two remaining presidential candidates. And he isn’t going away. His performance in the most recent presidential debates might seem … More The Rise of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage… Why Now?
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
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