A Unique Conservative-Green Coalition in Austria: An Example for Others?

Something exceptional has happened in Austrian politics: the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz has formed a coalition with the Green party. This is the result of negotiations

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Christmas Chaos: French Strikes Continue During the Holidays

People all over Europe are now traveling far and wide to get home to their families in time for the holidays. However, regardless of whether every step is carefully planned

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Europe’s ‘Man on the Moon’ Moment: The Green Deal

Tackling climate change has been an incredibly complex and controversial topic of discussion within the EU during the past few years. Earlier this year in June, the European Council tried

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Human Trafficking: How Western Policies Could Be Blamed

On an early Wednesday morning, the Essex Police made the brutal discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated container truck, east of London. Not all victims have been identified yet,

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Those that Faustus most desires; The global problem of student debt

“I accuse Macron, Hollande, Sarkozy and the EU of killing me by creating uncertainties about the future of everyone, and I also accuse Le Pen and columnists of creating not-so-insignificant

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From a wind of change to a whiff of disappointment – The implications of the elections in East Germany 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

If in 1989, one were to ask the people of East or West Germany what separates the one from the other, the answer would have been robust and straightforward: The

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What is driving the EU NUTS?: Regional Competitiveness in the EU

On the 7th of October, the European Commission received the fourth edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI). This report concerns the competitive position of all regions in the European

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The Hard Reality of a Hard Border: Significance of a No-deal Brexit for Northern Ireland

Following the June 2016 referendum, rarely a day has passed when Brexit has not been of central discussion in the news. The referendum was predominately fueled by concerns about immigration,

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Poland and the LGBT Movement: A Clash

Over the past weeks, a clash between freedom of speech and laws banning hostility against religious beliefs has become evident in Poland. Being a predominantly Catholic country, the actions of

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Bastion of Meritocracy or Symbol of Elitism – The Issue of France’s ‘Grandes Écoles’

On 25 April, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of reforms as the product of national debates held with French citizens. In a response to the yellow vest movement,

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