Prior to the First World War, the United Kingdom used to be the world’s sole superpower with a third of the earth’s landmass colored pink on a map; yet if we were to fast forward over one hundred years later, we see a wind battered island on the the edge of the European continent with it’s back literally turned to its continental partners.
Europe, Politics, Editor's Choice
Europe – A landmass, a collective of nations, a union and one of the biggest domestic markets in the world. The continent symbolizes a plethora of things for different people. For some it may resemble a paradise of milk and honey, others see a deeply divided continent put to the test by economic and humanitarian challenges that will inevitably change its social and political landscape.
Europe, France, Opinion, Politics
What makes Europe beautiful is the vast diversity of cultures and lifestyles. You can visit any country in Europe and you will experience different languages, monuments, different people, cuisines, temperaments etc… Wanna see monuments? Visit Italy and Rome. Wanna taste some good food? Visit France and Paris. Wanna hear beautiful music? Visit Vienna. You get the point. We are a multicultural union and therein lies our strength as people of Europe.
Europe, Opinion, Politics, Editor's Choice
Emmanuel Macron has been through an eventful year of campaigning as an independent candidate with his newly formed party En Marche. And, rest assured, it will probably be a successful one. It seems no one in and around France really doubts that Emmanuel Macron will defeat Marine Le Pen in the second electoral vote on Sunday, but we’ve been wrong before and we might be wrong again.
Europe, Germany, Politics
Time can be a cruel foe, it changes everything big and small inevitably. This goes for anyone, for people, for relationships, for countries, even for the constructs we created and relied upon for many years. And nowhere has this been more apparent than in the development of the European Union. Is the current generation, we Millenials, about to destroy the European Union?
Europe, The Netherlands, Politics
Germany is a nation of many things, known for its food and culture, its cars and exports and its key role within the European Union. The country is not known , owever, to be currently able to deal well with rising tensions created by a variety of different sources from outside and within. Apparently, they’re not known for having a sense of humor either, which is not entirely true, they do chuckle occasionally when comparing their public healthcare system to that of the US.
Europe, UK, Opinion, Politics
The European Union has been dealt some heavy blows in the recent past by the successful Brexit referendum in the UK and the continuous rise of EU skeptical parties in countries all over Europe threatening to follow suit. The Dutch National Election could’ve been another setback.
One of the most earthshaking events in world history has happened just this summer: The UK voted to leave the European Union. Most of the world is still reeling, trying to figure out how in the world to react to what is happening in Europe right now.
Europe, UK, Politics
Belarus is a nation plagued with political suppression, and a leader determined to persevere his reign with an iron fist. In 2005 the Bush administration notably labelled Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko “Europe’s last dictator”.
Referendums in the United Kingdom are often ill-tempered, misinformed and generally drenched in political rhetoric. Perhaps this is because of the sheer inexperience of such plebiscites; in the past 40 years, the British electorate have only participated in two such nationwide ballots.