Headline “BELARUS” – Story “LOCATION-DEPENDENT”

In the midst of mass demonstrations raging across Belarus, the heads of state and government of the European Union took a united stance on...

The Ottoman Slap to Democracy

Quick wit, slow decline: Months after Turkish President Erdoğan threatened his American counterpart with delivering the infamous “Ottoman slap” in response to US support...

“We Should Never Give Up Hope”

For two years now, the refugee crisis has dominated the news. The European Union and UN agencies responsible for humanitarian aid have been...

Right-wing Extremism on the Move

By: Niklas Danninger (Managing Editor) Originally founded in 2003 by French radicals as “Le bloc identitaire,” they have since spread to other European countries where...

In uncertain terms: How current narratives influence refugee integration

Strewn across the front page of newspapers and littered on News Feeds, Austria’s recent ban of the full-face veil in public places has been...

German Politics in the Age of COVID-19: Managing an Unstable Advantage

The COVID-19 crisis has reshaped German politics. The effectiveness of Merkel’s measures was a blessing for her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). They...

The Macedonian Naming Dispute

By: Niklas Danninger (Managing Editor) On October 21, the Macedonian parliament agreed to change the country’s name to Northern Macedonia, thereby ending Greece’s 27-year-blockade of...
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Victor Orbán’s political agenda?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been the subject of extensive media coverage lately. What is occasionally labelled as anti-EU rhetoric on the subject...

The Future of the ECB: From “Super Mario” to “Superwoman”

Christine Lagarde, new President of the European Central Bank, has inherited low interest rates, sluggish growth and a divided Council. As of November 1, 2019,...

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