The European Union: The challenges facing the German presidency of the Council of the European Union

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Marine El Hajji Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during a six-month period, from 1 July to 31 December 2020. This year, the rotating presidency will be shared between Portugal and Slovenia. The German presidency of the […]

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Is Poland Eurosceptic ?

(Français) Le 20 décembre 2017, la Commission européenne déclenche l’article 7 du Traité de l’UE à l’égard de la Pologne marquant ainsi l’apogée de la crise entre la Pologne et l’Union Européenne (UE) . Néanmoins, les dernières élections européennes ayant lancé un nouveau cycle européen, il est légitime de s’interroger sur la stratégie qui sera adoptée par Bruxelles et Varsovie dans l’évolution de leurs rapports. Analyse.

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Europe : the solution which became the problem

TRANSLATION : GUÉRIC CARDET – REVISION : NATACHA PERRIN After the Maastricht Treaty, the conservative bourgeoisies of Europe were not worried. They understood that the successive treaties made it possible for them to establish their hold on the modalities and orientations regarding the construction of the European Union. The road was free at the time […]

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Sameblod. Crédits : Sophia Olsson NORDISK FILMS

The Sami, Europe’s indigenous people in the search of their identity

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Natacha Perrin The Sami people have lived in northern Europe for thousands of years, yet their history is often overlooked. The Swedish film director and screenwriter Amanda Kernell is giving back its voice to the Sami people by diving into their history in her film Sami blood (Sameblod), that […]

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The promises and pitfalls of the 2030 agenda for the EU and European federalism

First published on the by The New Federalist, partner media of Le Journal International Few people remember the historical event that took place on Friday, 25th September 2015, perhaps because it failed to receive the media attention it deserved. Yet, all around the world, the outcomes of this event continue to be felt today, playing […]

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Public shaming is not fading (shame, anger, vote!) [1/5]

An outraged internet mob decided to make you pay. Individuals flock on social media to shame you, to call you names. The internet allowed these people to enter your bubble and use its websites to get more notorious in their action and to oppress you over weeks and weeks. Your private address gets leaked. People […]

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Viktor Orbán: political divorce in the European Parliament

Three months before the European elections, things are not that easy for the first party of the European Parliament. In the election campaign, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz has been the subject of an exclusion procedure of the European People’s Party (EPP). A logical consequence given the provocations of the Fidesz towards his own European party, in […]

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Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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