I enjoy finding stories, meeting people, experiencing the world and then share it not only on social media, but also by writing blogs. Currently I study "International Relations" at the University of Groningen with special interests in environmental issues, human rights and European integration.

Defining oneself with the perpetual presence in social networks – ICT and human rights

  Dave Eggers’ “The Circle” touches upon our very developments in online communication, the obsession with social network feedback and digital transparency. The protagonists implicitly raise questions of the relationship

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It is Getting Hot in Here: The Politics of Climate Change in 2015

The G7 leaders recently reaffirmed their commitment to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius and phase out non-renewable energies by the end of the century. Naturally, this was well

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Study Abroad: Continental Contrasts

“You can’t have it all!” – Yes, you can. The biggest city in Europe offers contrasts everywhere you look. Two girls take a selfie, one wears extensive make-up, her friend

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Antifascism and Patriotism – the case of Josef S.

Guilty. On July 22 German law-student Josef S. received a verdict of twelve months, of which he already spent six in pre-trial detention. He supposedly breached the peace, was condemned

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UNEA: from economic to sustainable development

At first glance “UNEA” appears as just another agency of the international community with an abbreviation that hardly anyone recognizes. However, a second look reveals a new development in the

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The mute debate…

…and a common market generating GDP of 32,000,000,000,000 dollars. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement, in short TTIP, is the biggest trade deal the EU has ever negotiated and

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Ukraine in Turmoil: a Local View

The European headlines currently are filled with the turmoil in Ukraine. Every day there is new developments in the East of the country with the “pro-Russian separatists” taking control of

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“White Gold”- changing symbol of wealth and power?

 Nature has repeatedly been portrayed as the enemy of human, which has evolved into the civilized urban environment. The common narrative follows along the line “First humans lived like savages

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Who to blame for the “European Dictatorship”

Many European countries experience a drastic increase in far-right and anti-EU political parties. Politicians like Geert Wilders, Marie Le Pen and Heinz-Christian Strache profit from their prominent media appearances and

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Carrying trade into cold waters

“No, there are no penguins in the Arctic.” The confusion about the polar regions is still not settled in the popular mind, while on the other hand serious business interests

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