A look at European legislation designed to prevent ‘Burnout’

By Conor Courtney The pandemic, as a whole, has had a widespread effect on the nature of work life within Europe and globally. Ideas of working from home, telecommuting, and flexi-working were once a highly sought-after arrangement, and suddenly these became commonplace. At times, these working environments were required by law for many professions, andContinue reading “A look at European legislation designed to prevent ‘Burnout’”

A Polish Wave of Solidarity

By Myriam Marino Over the past few years, Poland gained the reputation of being, together with Hungary, among the Member States considered the “bad boys” of the European Union (EU). However, since the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the latter days of February 2022, opinions on Poland have altered positively, due toContinue reading “A Polish Wave of Solidarity”

Justifying the Unjustifiable: How Russian Media Frames the Ukrainian Invasion

By Courtney Weigal The invasion of Ukraine has received worldwide condemnation. Even in countries that have not condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, such as India, hundreds continue to protest to show solidarity with Ukraine. This condemnation is not uncalled for. It is hard to not condemn infringement on a country’s sovereignty and the massacre ofContinue reading “Justifying the Unjustifiable: How Russian Media Frames the Ukrainian Invasion”

The EU’s support for achieving gender equality: obstacles and opportunities for Morocco

By Alessia Mauri             Moroccan women’s political participation is an essential component of the country’s democratization and modernizing processes. Moroccan women obtained the right to compete for office in 1963, even though no woman was elected to the country’s parliament until 1993. Over the past two decades, Morocco has reformed its legal and institutional framework to promote women’s representation inContinue reading “The EU’s support for achieving gender equality: obstacles and opportunities for Morocco”

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? the crises of the 2020s and the EU

By Michela Sandron European integration has fascinated political scientists since the development of the European Coal and Steel Community, contributing to the emergence of theories – such as neo-functionalist or intergovernmentalist theory – attempting to explain the path towards regional integration. In recent years, as the European Union faced several crises, academics focused on understandingContinue reading “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? the crises of the 2020s and the EU”

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”