This Week In Europe

Towards a new EU International Cooperation Policy

There is a new paradigm for EU International Cooperation: with a geopolitical focus and a new financial instrument, the newly formed EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) is interested in bilateral cooperation and joint programming Team Europe programmes. At the end of 2019, when the current European Commission took office, several changes in the […]

Thought Babble

Online political advertising and democracies: friends or foes?

This article was written by Beatriz Duarte, and originally published by our partners at Eyes on Europe. https://www.eyes-on-europe.eu/online-political-advertising-and-democracies-friends-or-foes/   About 80% of Europeans are on Facebook, but only 6 in 10 countries worldwide have restrictions in place regarding political advertising. At the European level, the Commission has announced it will produce a law proposal by […]

Thought Babble

“EU are you blind?”: The Significance of the April 2021 Bulgarian Elections

Bulgaria held its first regular parliamentary elections on April 4th, 2021 after a decade of snap elections. Bulgaria is the EU’s poorest member state riddled by political instability and corruption which has led to years of protests in the country. The most recent slogan of protesters was “EU are you blind?”, highlighting the notion that […]

Since you asked

The threat of alternate realities

If you hope this article talks about parallel universes, as proposed by theoretical physics and science fiction, then you will be disappointed. But unfortunately, we are faced with a very real threat from alternate realities. The main difference is that these alternate realities are completely congruent with our own; they just differ in people’s minds. […]

European Hustle

Freedom of Movement Adieu – How the EU’s slow vaccine rollout has impacted post-Brexit relations with the UK

Some are calling it one of the biggest crises the EU has faced in decades. The European Union’s response to its shortage of vaccines has already damaged post-Brexit relations with the UK, and has warranted criticism from leaders around the world. The vaccine rollout amongst EU countries has been surprisingly slow when compared with other […]