Knock knock, it's Turkey
“Belligerents and Participants in World War One: The Ottoman Empire (Turkey)” available at metrocard.com Geopolitics of the EU n.3 In recent years we have witnessed a renewed Turkish activism on the international arena. Its intervention in the Syrian and Libyan crises, the support given to Azerbaijan against Armenia and the drilling operations off the coasts of Greece and Cyprus have raised the fear in Europe that the long-time NATO ally may soon turn into an enemy. Many reso
Immigration and Far-Right Parties. A Destructive Duo.
This second decade of the 21st Century has experienced an increasing popularity of the far-right parties throughout all European countries. Front National with Marine le Pen in France, Lega Nord (or Lega, as it now recognizes itself) with Matteo Salvini in Italy, Vox with Santiago Abascal Conde in Spain, Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) with Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, etc. Most of these parties share the same story: started out with political aggregation at
Gradual erosion of the Polish democratic norms
10 PM, November 18th: A loud It’s a War! reverberates in the heart of Warsaw. Banners with eight asterisks stretch over the crossing between Powstancow Square and Warecka Street. A group of 5 plainclothes officers enters the crowd, using truncheons to beat the protesters. Pepper spray is floating in the air when two of the provocateurs begin tossing flares on the street. Where just a moment ago was a crowd, now there is a woman - with a face covered in milk - screaming in pai
The COVID Vaccine Race
Competitors, current progress and the EU’s position It has now been several months since the COVID-19 pandemic took the entire globe by storm. One after the other, the world’s countries saw themselves compelled to shut down, freezing their economic activity and locking their people at home, with seemingly no other protection against the uncontrollable spread of the new virus than to curl up in defence like a hedgehog and wait for a vaccine to come. And today, after months of