1st European Interns Day. Occupying Place Lux

My name is Stylia, 24, freelance journalist, EU enthusiast and perspective MA student of the Political Economy of European Integration. On Friday July 18th, around 200 interns, young professionals, officials from EU institutions, and civil society organisations, took over Place du Luxembourg to protest in front of the Parliament against interns’ precarious working conditions in […]

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“History is with us all the Time“

My name is Daniel and I am 26-year old European Studies master student from Hanover, Germany. I consider myself as pro-European but EU-critical. Fraser Cameron said this at a recent event of the Heinrich Böll-Stiftung in Brussels and he is right: historical incidents such as the First World War still affect us in many ways […]

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An Apology of Populism (4): Democracy by Conflict, not by Consensus

My name is Sebastiano I’m a 24 years old student in Macroeconomics and co-founder of TRAM:E (Theory, Reflection, Action, Movement: Europe). Born Italian, raised Belgian, French, German. Migrant by nature. Boundaries, borders… not my thing. Polyglot. “I don’t know what distinguishes us”. The Socialist Spitzenkandidat Martin Schulz couldn’t have found better words to put in […]

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An Apology of Populism (3): Eurocriticals and the Federalist Leap

My name is Sebastiano I’m a 24 years old student in Macroeconomics and co-founder of TRAM:E (Theory, Reflection, Action, Movement: Europe). Born Italian, raised Belgian, French, German. Migrant by nature. Boundaries, borders… not my thing. Polyglot. All Eurosceptic parties considered in the previous two posts (first and second) are – despite their ideological differences and […]

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An Apology of Populism (2): Lost in Formation

My name is Sebastiano I’m a 24 years old student in Macroeconomics and co-founder of TRAM:E (Theory, Reflection, Action, Movement: Europe). Born Italian, raised Belgian, French, German. Migrant by nature. Boundaries, borders… not my thing. Polyglot. By my count – a very subjective one, I reckon, following the categorisation in the previous post –166 Eurosceptics […]

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Some Thoughts on Podemos

  My name is Héctor. I am 25 years old and I am a political and international relations analyst. I work at a think tank in the beautiful city of Barcelona.  What I write here reflects solely my own views. One of the most surprising facts in the European election in Spain were the five […]

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