Roxanna is a British and Iranian advocacy writer specialised in human rights, health, and welfare. With a languages degree from King's College London, a Masters in European Studies from LSE, and an EU communications background, she strives to increase the visibility of ethical and sociocultural issues in Europe and beyond. Twitter: @RoxannaYasmin Medium: @RoxannaAzimy
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New Voices For a New Europe?

They say to keep doing something over and over again but expecting different results is a sign of madness. So how can we expect Europe to really progress if we keep inviting the same people to the table, making the same old empty statements about “progress” and “unity” but without really making any action to […]

This Week In Europe

UK Toppling of Slave Owner Statue Sparks Anti-Racist Uprising Across Europe

Photo courtesy of PA Media. In case you haven’t heard, a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston was torn down this week during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, South-West England. According to the BBC, after the statue was toppled, a protester was pictured with his knee on the figure’s neck — reminiscent of the […]

Since you asked

Citizens & Experts Talk Future of Europe: How has Social Equality been Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

To mark Europe Day – otherwise known as Schuman Day – the European Future Forum (EFF) joined up with Citizens Takeover Europe for a panel discussion as a part of the #EuropeFutureFringe initiative. This Q&A session enabled both experts and citizens to discuss the future of Europe in light of the current situation with the […]

Thought Babble

What do the Burqa and GDPR have in common? Our Right to Avoid Observation

Two years back, we discussed how Denmark controversially followed France’s example of banning face coverings in public places, hitting niqab-wearing Muslim women the hardest. Was this a justifiable attempt to limit crime and facilitate cultural integration, or an unnecessary attack on freedom of religion, of dress, and of personal boundaries? The debate hasn’t really become […]

This Week In Europe

How the Pandemic is Deepening Europe’s North-South Divide

We have already seen the new coronavirus disproportionately affect the Mediterranean Member States of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. But these countries’ leaders are not happy with the way that their northern neighbours are approaching their struggle. This pandemic is proving to be a real test of EU solidarity. But today’s quarrels risk causing irrevocable damage […]