The Scars of History in the Response to the Ukrainian Crisis

By Courtney Weigal Russia has finally launched an invasion into Ukraine, bringing Europe to war once again. Most European nations have diplomatically sided with Ukraine, sending equipment to Ukrainian forces while severely sanctioning Russia. However, the responses of support have varied by country.  At the start of this conflict, Germany had been noticeably silent, reservedContinue reading “The Scars of History in the Response to the Ukrainian Crisis”

Taming the (Crypto) Bull: The EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation

By Daniel Mooney The global cryptocurrency market is estimated to be worth around $3 trillion in value with massive growth across a number of crypto-asset areas. This includes Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) which have been selling for record prices. While the market has been booming, regulation and consumer protection has been lackluster, aided in no  smallContinue reading “Taming the (Crypto) Bull: The EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation”

Challenges to the credibility of EU cyber diplomacy

By Robin Vandendriessche The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), in its threat landscape report of 2021, stated that cyberattacks have continued to increase in terms of numbers and impact. These threats have become more brutal and sophisticated, as the Chinese cyberattacks on European hospitals in 2020 or the Russian cyberattacks targeting politicians ahead ofContinue reading “Challenges to the credibility of EU cyber diplomacy”

COP26: The Failure of World Leaders

By Ilaria Sacco “I apologize for the way this process  has unfolded, and I am deeply sorry”. COP26 President Alok Sharma, close to tears, apologizes  after the Glasgow Climate Pact was concluded with some concessions After two weeks of political negotiations and climate protests, COP26 has finally come to an end. The ultimate conclusion isContinue reading “COP26: The Failure of World Leaders”

One Year of Maia Sandu: What’s the State of Affairs?

By Jelle Baartmans On December 24, 2020, Maia Sandu was inaugurated as President of the Republic of Moldova. The challenges she was going to face were unknown to most Europeans. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe (its GDP per capita is half of Bulgaria’s), has suffered from large-scale corruption, does not haveContinue reading “One Year of Maia Sandu: What’s the State of Affairs?”

European Neighbourhood Policy Explained

By Shane Goodman The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is a foreign policy instrument that governs the EU’s relations with sixteen of its neighbouring countries; those being Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the east, and Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the south. Launched alongside the 2004Continue reading “European Neighbourhood Policy Explained”