Who will chicken out first? Europe facing Russia´s demands for gas payments in roubles

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

Pushing the limits of the European Union: What is the Hungarian government really aiming for?

Over the past few days, my international friends have been bombarding me with questions concerning the new emergency law in my home country, Hungary. Receiving messages full of worries and having to pick up the phone to answer questions about the collapse of democracy in Hungary encouraged me to write this article. I hope to clarify certain things about the new legal realities and how it in fact did not change Hungary’s political powers.

1989-2019: “You will be the generation to suffer the consequences of these changes.”

For Czechs and Slovaks, the Velvet Revolution cannot be reduced to just one demonstration, one election, and one painful breakup. Here is the perspective of three Czechs, born Czechoslovaks, on the events of November 1989 and the lessons we should all learn from this period.