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Youth policy in the EU: a critical overlook

18 November 2015 | by

It is commonly stated that young people have been one of the most affected groups by the recent economic crisis. Youth unemployment is systematically higher than the total rate within the EU, the risk of poverty and social exclusion has shifted from the elderly to the young, and the transition from childhood to adulthood is […]

Refugee crisis in Europe: an unbiased explanation

9 October 2015 | by

Despite the new measures of a military operation to catch migrant traffickers, involving European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean, and increased dialogue with the Turkish government to support refugee resettlement and stabilise border security which has faced an influx of 2.2 million refugees over recent months. Migration and asylum policy and is still […]

UK soft power still holds sway as two ECJ decisions go their way

7 October 2015 | by

On 6 October 2015, as the Conservative Party Conference was in full swing in Manchester, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a significant boost to the Conservative government through two rulings validating current UK actions under question by the EU. Both cases had contributed to the toxic #Brexit debate, which is currently ongoing in the […]

A missed opportunity for V4 to rise above themselves

28 September 2015 | by

During the recent weeks and months the EU has become consumed by the events of the refugee crisis unfolding both on Europe’s external and internal borders. Regrettably, the ongoing humanitarian tragedy has been reduced to the mere question of refugee quotas – and often at the expense of solutions that would address the cause of […]

Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis: Psychosocial Dimension

16 September 2015 | by

This piece is part of a series of articles about Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis triggered by the on-going war with Russia-backed rebels in the East of the country. In countries like Ukraine – where the population has not experienced war for many years and suddenly finds itself in the midst of bloodshed – when people talk […]