Ireland caught in the middle of an impossible Brexit?

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN On 23rd March, the European Council decided on the conditions of the transition period following Britain’s exit from the European Union on 29th March 2019. These guidelines specify the inclusion of the UK in the Single Market and Customs Union during this transition period. However, as […]

Read More

Is the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union a gateway to the integration of the Western Balkans?

TRANSLATED BY GENEVIEVE SILK AND LUCY HARRIES Ever since Bulgaria took presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st January 2018, this small country of just 7.1 million inhabitants has been itching to play the role of a pivotal state by prioritising the European perspective of the Western Balkans. This goal is shared […]

Read More

Independence issues in France: the case of New Caledonia and Corsica

TRANSLATED BY JOHN LIU AND PROOFREAD BY NIKI SO While the international news still focuses on the independence of Catalonia and “Brexit”, demands and secessionist movements are currently troubling France and its overseas and territorial collectivities, this time regarding New Caledonia and Corsica. As the end of the decolonization process begins with the organization of […]

Read More

Refugee quotas: Hungary is commanded to comply

TRANSLATED BY GENEVIEVE SILK AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN Roughly two years after the anti-migrant wall along the Hungarian-Serbian border was constructed, the policy of Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister, needs to be readdressed, particularly in light of the decision made on 6th September 2017 by the European Court of Justice. Solidarity as “the […]

Read More