Europe is passing through a kind of deep winter as the Postwar Order crumbles; the question now is whether the EU can achieve strategic autonomy in the spring to come.
Amidst numerous crossroads the EU faces, one theme remains the same: EU legitimacy is at the heart of the problem. (Part 5 of the series)
The consequences of Brexit and a post Covid-19 realities will begin to play out. Though, how did this happen and where will it lead?. (Part 4 of the series)
The core-periphery debate is one that exists in different forms around the world. Within the EU, however, this manifests as a core talking-point to the ongoing discussion about the role of the Union in comparison to regional debates within organisations such as the Visegrad Group (V4). (Part 2 of the series)
The EU, through trial and error, has worked to unify the continent for the continuation of peace and prosperity. Unification, though, while broad a term, is procured in different ways. This article will explore the on-going deepening and widening debate within the Union (Part 2 of the series)
With different ideologies of European integration at play, the Union is now in a game of tug-of-war between liberal and conservative paradigms. What crossroads face the EU? (Part 1 of the series)
Ukraine has been actively pursuing a process of derussification for several years, which involves promoting the Ukrainian language and culture and distancing itself from its Soviet legacy. A crucial aspect of this process has been the elimination of communist symbols, including holidays observed during the Soviet era. Consequently, International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8, has become a topic of significant debate.
Often criticised as democratically deficient, to what extent does the EU truly suffer from such a democratic deficit, and how can it be overcome?
Most of us who believe in European federalism, have argued, even before the Ukraine War, for a European army, independent of national governments and thus petty national politics. The rhetoric of “Strategic Autonomy” in the face of the conflict has brought sharper focus on the defensive capabilities of the EU and the continent as a whole.
Over the past decade, tax evasion and tax avoidance have taken the public eye by storm as attention has been shed on repeated tax leaks such as the Panama Papers. Politicians and entrepreneurs are placed under ever-increasing scrutiny, providing ammunition to an often divisive us-versus-them dialectic in political debate. Yet, as financial regulations attempt to address these issues, tens of billions have passed through tax havens in the past decades and continue to do so.