Dancing to Lukashenko’s Fiddle – The arrest of Roman Protasevic

Last Sunday, a Ryanair passenger jet was forced to the ground in Belarus as a result of a suspected explosive, some argue following the command of President Lukashenko himself. The

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Wind of change or bureaucratic desolation? The future of wind energy in Europe

When asked to name a piece of good news from 2020, most of us would probably struggle to find the positive amidst the death, danger and desperation. One thing that

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Winter is Coming – The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Although the start of spring is still a little over a month away, the first warm days have just reached Groningen. It is a stark contrast with the icy weather

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Nord Stream 2: Controversy, Bluff and Serious Considerations

A vision, a major construction work, and sanctions – Nord Stream 2 in three words. Estimated to be operational by early 2020, the pipeline remains incomplete due to increasing tensions

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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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‘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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The European Way of Life – Only for Europeans?

On the morning of the 9th of September 2020 many newspapers, news portals and accounts on social media showed similar images: a burning refugee camp. The refugee camp was located

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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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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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Common Agricultural…Fraud? Why the European Common Agricultural Policy needs improvement

We all need it, we all benefit from it, yet when asked to pay 5 cents more for our milk at the supermarket, we are quick to forget about it:

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