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 […]

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Ethiopians forced into exile in Kenya after abuses by the army

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK For several weeks a colossal emigration movement of members of the Oromo community to Kenya has been going on, subsequent to what the former Ethiopian government has named a “blunder” on the part of the army. Keep in mind that this “blunder” has led to the […]

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A case of ‘double standards’ in Twitter’s enforcement policy?

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND GENEVIEVE SILK With around 330 million ‘monthly active’ users, Twitter is the 12th most popular social network in the world. Created in 2006, the platform allows users to write tweets of up to 280 characters, as well as following other users and retweeting content from a multitude of accounts, from […]

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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 […]

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Carnaval de Barranquilla: the forgotten carnival

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND PROOFREAD BY ALICE DOWEK The carnival of Barranquilla, held in February, is the second largest carnival in Latin America after Rio de Janeiro, a great source of pride to its city of origin in Colombia, and an occasion for visitors and locals to share an intense cultural experience together. The […]

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The Republic of Artsakh’s pursuit for international recognition

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND PROOFREAD BY LUCY HARRIES On 13 February this year, the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, or ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’, celebrated 30 years of a liberation movement for their territory, which has an area of 11,430 square kilometres and 150,000 inhabitants. This territory borders Armenia and de facto belongs to the nation, but de […]

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