The death of an Empire, the birth of a Republic: Austria commemorates its 100th...

This year, Austria commemorates the 100th anniversary of the deaths of four titans of Viennese modernism: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Kolomon Moser and Otto...

Northern Irish Peace: Overlooked and Unresolved

For decades, Northern Ireland was closely associated with violence and armed conflict. With the conclusion of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the three...

What’s going on with Catalonia? A Dream of Independence and a Political Nightmare

By: Gustav Pedersen (Guest Writer) On October 1, 2017, the people of Catalonia went to the polls to vote on Catalan separation from Spain. While...

Democracy under Fire

The attacks against independent media and an upcoming controversial referendum pose serious risks to the future of Turkish democracy, experts told a Vienna audience...

The European Narrative: EU & the Media

The state of the media in the European Union is under intense pressure, facing threats such as fake news and physical risk to journalists,...

Brexit Two Years On: Uncertainty in London, an Opportunity for the Western Balkans?

On June 23, 2016, European politics were shaken to the core by the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union. Two years later,...

The End of an Era – Angela Merkel’s Legacy

After more than 16 years in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal elections in September 2021. After four consecutive...

Profession or Oppression? The Rekindling of the Prostitution Policy Debate

By: Sofia Hörder (Guest Writer) Prostitution is legal, liberalised and regulated in many European countries, including the Netherlands. Sweden, Norway, France and Ireland have, however,...

More democracy than ever before?

The DASICON conference of the Diplomatische Akademie opened the afternoon session with a panel of practitioners and academic experts on the topic “Shrinking Democratic...

The Bulgarian Crisis – Numerous Opinions, Zero Solutions

The challenges Bulgaria is facing are manifold. To make matters even worse, besides the health crisis and dire economic situation, there is the concern...

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