Explainer articles about the issues you’ve always wanted (or needed) to know about.

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FGM: The Human Rights Violation Still a Taboo in Europe

It’s high time we talked about combatting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – and without fuelling hate speech through our words. Last week, the End FGM European Network and the World Solidarity Forum (WSF) co-hosted a seminar in Brussels on how to sensitively and effectively discuss FGM and other forms of gender-based violence – to inspire […]

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FinTech in Europe: A Visualisation of Investment Trends

The financial technology sector has evolved enormously after the global financial crisis of 2008, and we seem to have entered a new phase in this exciting industry. To understand exactly what the impact of FinTech in the different spheres of this complex world has been, it can be helpful to visualise the data on investments in European countries from 2008 to today. Of the results that we can clearly identify from this map and the related chart, one of the most […]

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The black sheep of the European Liberals

The article was originally published (in English) on the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies blog: https://www.martenscentre.eu/blog/black-sheep-european-liberals. The European Liberals and particularly the former head of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, have made their reputation on the criticism of nationalist and populist politicians around Europe, including Salvini, Farage, Orbán and many […]