As part of the semester in Japan, we visited Hiroshima. Although a lively city of 1,2 million inhabitants, Hiroshima is also a city that saw its heart torn out in World War II. Aside from the countless deaths and the destruction of the city, the bombing of Hiroshima had long-lasting consequences for its survivors – and that is exactly why we need to talk about Hiroshima now.
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In her article, Atiena Abed Nia puts the focus on the refugee’s situation at the European borders and the EU’s corresponding policies and actions. With Morocco as an example, it deals with the European migration policy and takes a closer look into the ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’. Finally, Atiena gives her own assessment of the EU’s necessary actions for the future.
The primary objective of any law concerning sex work is promoting the welfare of sex workers. In this article, Bryan and Carolina assess the four policy approaches to sex work in Europe to identify the best ones at protecting sex workers.
By Barbora Volková This article is written by the newest addition of the editorial team: Barbora Volková (Czech, cohort 2021/2023). She studied in Udine during her first semester and is currently doing her second semester in Groningen. It has been more than a month since Russian troops without justification attacked Ukrainian territory on the 24th … Continue reading Who will chicken out first? Europe facing Russia´s demands for gas payments in roubles
The EU's decision to stop imports of Russian gas has led to surging energy prices. Some people think this will kill the European Green Deal, others think it is an opportunity to speed up the transition to renewables. In this article, Laura de Boer takes a look at both sides of the debate.
By Anna Oliwia Wierzbicka The phenomenon of slavery has accompanied humanity since the times of great civilizations and perhaps even longer. Its history on the European continent can be traced back to the cradle of European values – Ancient Greece and Rome. Nowadays, slavery is primarily associated with colonial powers or with thousands of people … Continue reading Modern Slavery in the Council of Europe’s Member States
By Laura de Boer What makes a city great to live in? Is it the size? The people? Or the number of pubs, clubs, and bars there are for partying? While these things are undoubtedly important, they are not what makes a city truly stand out. Surprisingly, what really turns a place to live into … Continue reading Why Urban Planning is Awesome! (and Why We Should Get Rid of Cars)
By Lena Eisenreich. After her semesters in Strasbourg, Kraków and Udine she is now writing her thesis about Youth Lobbying in Strasbourg. She holds a BA in European Business. Recently she was gathering Sales experience from the automotive industry towards Big Tech. Currently, she is involved in various think-tanks such as European Horizons as a … Continue reading DEBATE: The European Chips Act — Mission (Im) Possible?
The West has often been criticized for not doing enough to stand up to Putin’s war in Ukraine. Viral social media posts imply that Ukraine fights alone, while Western powers talk tough but do nothing. That could not be further from the truth.
In this opinion piece, Laila Lange (Groningen/Bilbao, cohort 2021/2023) scrutinises the 2021 State of the Union speech and argues that Von der Leyen self-aggrandises Europe’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is argued that she, thereby, disconnects her description of the state of the Union from reality and harms European credibility.