Labor Trafficking in the age of a pandemic – exploiting the new “normal”

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the world into lockdown, according to watchdog groups, human trafficking is soaring in Europe. As the COVID-19 pandemic...

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...

Europe’s Hotspot of Remote Abortion

The start of 2021 saw a surprising addition to countries progressively liberalizing their abortion laws: this January, abortion during the first 14 weeks of...

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...

A Bosnian Colapse Dooming?

As the general and presidential elections in October draw closer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, tensions between the constituting ethnic groups are rising. While the...

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 Confinement Conundrum

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in December 2019, there has been an increase in cases of domestic violence worldwide due to...

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,...

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...

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,...

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