EU Basics: The European Institutions

Is the functioning of the European Union far too complicated for you? Don´t worry, in this article Laura de Boer explains the difference between the Commission, Parliament and the Councils in an easy and funny way. As a bonus, you will get information about the available traineeship opportunities at the Institutions.

In Focus: After Euroculture || Interested in Doing a PhD? Inés Bolaños Somoano’s journey to a PhD at the European University Institute

By Laila M. Lange (Groningen, Deusto, 2021-2023) Inés Bolaños Somoano did a Bachelor’s in English studies, before joining the Euroculture programme in 2015. She attended the University of Göttingen and Palacký University Olomouc and finished the Master’s programme in 2017 with a thesis on Islam and terrorism in the European Union. When finishing the Master’s … Continue reading In Focus: After Euroculture || Interested in Doing a PhD? Inés Bolaños Somoano’s journey to a PhD at the European University Institute

The Utopic State of the Union concerning European Covid-19 Management 

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.