No more Watermelon Sugar in the EU? The destructive effects of Brexit on the music industry

Imagine yourself in a club (crazy, I know). It’s cold outside but in here, it’s hot and sweaty. You’re standing with a group of your friends, sipping the last of

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The Northern Times

Want to know the latest news from Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland? Check out the website of The Nothern Times, a trustworthy source for all your local news! The Northern Times

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‘Vrijheid’ in times of Pandemic

The Netherlands: O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Similarities with the United States have been gaining popularity over the past few weeks, most notably

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Finally, a vaccine! – And now?

After a year of terrible losses, great abandonment, loneliness, and overall hardship for many people around the world, there finally seemed to be a glimmer of hope on the 8th

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Life after IR: Charles Drapers

Charles Drapers graduated from the IRIO programme at the University of Groningen in February 1990, which makes him the second IRIO graduate ever. After his graduation, he moved to Hong

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Unpacking the EU cookie policy

We are constantly disrupted and interfered by it, luring into our searches, and claiming a few centimetres of our screens. Indeed, we have reached a time where not only bakers

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Analysis: Is it ethically justified to have children?

We are all aware that ice caps are melting, rainforests are being felled or burned down, and the ozone layer is depleting. The number of conflicts in the world is

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Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy – And how it might be a way to make the world a bit better

In many countries around the world, the demand for gender equality is growing and feminist ideas are being discussed in a number of contexts. While this is crucial, especially in

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Haste Makes Waste – the Covid-19 Vaccine Race

While the world seems to have made it through the start of the second wave of increased Covid-19 cases, the next challenge is already at our doorstep: vaccine research and distribution.

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Realist IR Theory: Back in Vogue?

It has been years now since you finished school and sadly, it has also been years since much of what was learnt within those walls you have no longer used.

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