It’s fair to say that the announcement that the European Union was to receive the Nobel Peace Prize fell on muted ears. As Thorbjørn Jagland announced the decision, shock amongst the attending journalists was clearly audible (as it had also been with the announcement of Barack Obama). …
On the 10th of October, the Red Cross in Spain started a national appeal for funds. This time, however, …
China has come a long way since the years of Maoist isolation and have over the years proceeded to embark on a mission of greater public diplomacy. On such by-product of that mission is the annual China-EU summit that began in 1998. Its …
Collective European foreign policy has for the past twenty years revolved around the theory of “soft power” where strength originates from exporting culture, economic ties, and generally liberal tendencies.
The justice and home affairs council recently announced that it wished to amend the Schengen agreement in order to allow member states greater control of their borders. Add to this a seriously disgruntled European parliament and you know you are in trouble.
A historical tendency which seems obvious enough is the fact that hardships and xenophobia go hand-in-hand. Europe’s historical past has a special tinge to it which puts it aside from its American cousins and that is the continent’s imperial past.
The relationship between the two most powerful economic entities in Europe, despite being beset by prolonged periods of mutual animosity and outright warfare, has been central to European politics.
Since economic crises and political anarchy are becoming clichés, let us take a new case study into consideration: the European Immigration policy.
Following the election of Francǫis Hollande to the French presidency, Europe will not only see a change to its growth strategy but possibly a fundamental addition to its current membership.
Just as it seemed that Qatada’s one way return to Jordan had all but been booked, an eleventh hour appeal was submitted to the Grand Chamber of the ECHR by Qatada’s legal team.