Ever since Alexander Lukashenka rigged the results of the Belarusian elections in 2020, his country has been mired in turmoil. The state has doggedly persecuted activists and protestors and increasingly committed grotesque Human Rights abuses. These actions have led to harsh condemnation from Western powers and some action, chiefly imposing sanctions against leading figures in Minsk. But to what degree have powers such as the European Union (EU) confronted Lukashenka’s regime?
Created in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest, was meant to unite European Countries after World War II. In its essence, it is supposed to be a non-political event, but is it really?
Although the European Union (EU) is now based “on the principles of democracy and the rule of law,” some scholars consider that democracy was not acknowledged at the beginning of the integration. This has caused the disconnection between European citizens and the EU, and led to questions on the democratic nature of the integration. Thereby, according to EUR-Lex, the phrase “democratic deficit of the EU” is now being used to indicate that European “institutions and their decision-making procedures (…) seem inaccessible to the ordinary citizen due to their complexity.”
In this article, Kardelen Besime Tepe who was born and raised in Turkey gives her insights on Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and what this means for her and her female counterparts.
In this article, Fairuzah Atchulo Munaaya Mahama uses the Ns of extremism theory to analyze the January 6th riots in the US Capitol. She reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic allowed for thriving conspiracy theories and extremist ideologies.
At the occasion of the International Women's Day, Leyre Castro reflects on the recent scandal prompted by sexist comments during Spain's annual film awards, the Goya Awards. "These comments are a reflection of the society we live in, in which women’s bodies seem to be a topic that can be discussed by everyone and anyone and this just makes it more obvious that there still is a long way to go through when it comes to women’s rights."
The Covid-19 outbreak is yet another challenge the EU has to face. In this article, Paola Gosio reflects on whether this will be the occasion for the EU to gain more supranational competences in the public health sector.
Supporting the Belarusian people on the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, in our newest article, Hannah Bieber, editor-in-chief and Leyre Castro, editor at the Euroculturer Magazine have gone through the development of the events in Belarus since early August 2020, the constant human rights abuse and the international response to them. #StandWithBelarus
Last October, MEPs voted againt the ban on designations such as "vegan burger" while also banning words that suggested the presence of dairy from plant-based products labelling. In this article, Katarina Jarc investigates these mixed-signals and their consequences for EU citizens and consumers.
From being the beloved author that transported a whole generation through the fantastic Harry Potter World to becoming a villain. In this new article, Atchulo Munaaya Mahama Fairuzah explores the shift of JK Rowling's reputation by many of his readers after a series of controversies relating her and the cancel-culture surrounding these events.