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 […]

This Week In Europe

Brexit chaos continues with possibility of a UK General Election looming

After the divisive Boris Johnson taking over as UK Prime Minister and winning a long-contested battle for the Tory leadership race, the possibility of a general election is growing ever larger – with Johnson being keen on Britain exiting the European Union by the 31st October deadline. On the other side of the political spectrum, […]

This Week In Europe

“When You Think European Elections, Think Human Rights!”

This article was produced thanks to our partnership with EU Events. The EU claims to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms both within Member States and elsewhere – but to what extent do the European Institutions really secure the personal safety and liberty of individuals? And how can our participation in this week’s long-awaited European […]

European Hustle

European elections: Can the same old EPP really open a new chapter for Europe?

With the prophetic words of “opening a new chapter for Europe”, the EPP builds its manifesto around four catchphrases. Whether political soundness and coherence follow those, is more debatable. Spitzenkandidat for the party Manfred Weber, has little chance of actually following Jean-Claude Juncker next year, as the national heads of government favour Michel Barnier or […]

European Hustle

European Elections: can Vestager define a new approach for a changing Europe?

Another edition for the beady eyed followers of European politics and the current Spitzenkandidaten race for the EU Commission president. This time, we look at the centre–left liberal candidate – Margarethe Vestager – leading the charge for ALDE. A pragmatic and well-respected politician on the European stage: is it just what Europe needs now, or […]

Thought Babble

How the Dawn of the “Democracy Festival” Could Transform Our Relationship With Politics

Two weeks ago, a new kind of festival hit Brussels’ quaint Leopold Park. But it wasn’t the usual suspects of food, drink or music which inspired many to brave the chilly Autumn Saturday morning, but rather politics which headlined the event. Though this may sound strange to some, such politically-fuelled festivals are embedded into Nordic […]