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Everything going as planned? Russia’s coronavirus policies and what we should think about them in the EU

Western media has been occupied with two questions regarding Russia’s COVID-strategy: what are the official numbers and does the government have ...

29.5.2020

EU court shed light on Member States’ responsibilities under the refugee relocation scheme

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic breached EU law by refusing to take in their fair share of asylum seekers under the temporary relocation ...

8.5.2020

Taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation in the EU: China, Russia and Hungary

The year 2020 has now mainly been shaped by the COVID-19, which has rattled the whole world and the end of the pandemic is not yet in sight. Most ...

8.4.2020

Why does Europe reject GMO agriculture?

GMO agriculture is widespread in the world, especially in the USA. It has been proven safe, though public discussion often lacks the facts. EU ...

27.3.2020

Redefining the problem of plastic pollution

The whole world faces different environmental challenges. Among them are microplastics, which have gained a lot of media attention also in ...

21.3.2020

The silent legacy – Modern day racism in the EU

A glimpse into the reality and historical aspects of racism and xenophobia in today’s Europe. The European Union holds great potential as a goal ...

11.3.2020

Libya highlighting the European Union’s foreign policy weaknesses

The European Union has tried to solve the complex situation in Libya. The country is suffering from a civil war and has become the playing field ...

26.2.2020

Cyber, hybrid and information warfare – are we too late to the game?

In the Western hemisphere, traditional means of warfare have largely disappeared. A grave exception of this is of course Ukraine, where an armed ...

5.2.2020

Schengen under attack – Combatting serious and organised crime in the EU

The recent tragedy unfolding in southeast England, involving the discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry trailer suspected of links to trafficking and ...

8.11.2019

Realism, cynicism, idealism – how has Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy played out in the EU arena?

Margot Wallström, the Swedish Foreign Minister who stepped down in September, is proud of her feminist legacy on the country’s foreign policy. At ...

6.11.2019

Making Media – the Maltese Way

At the end of August, a group of young JEFers were given the opportunity to travel to Malta in order to learn more about working in the field of ...

24.9.2019

Visiting Writer: Brexit through the eyes of an EU-student in Britain

  Eden Hubara is a Sociology student at the University of Aberdeen, and the President of Young Europeans Aberdeen. She strives to make ...

16.9.2019

The informal meeting of environment ministers: how has Finland succeeded in achieving a consensus among the member states?

The informal meeting of environment ministers was held in Helsinki from 11th to 12th of July. Finland has as the President of the Council of the ...

9.8.2019

How can the Erasmus+ program be made more accessible?

The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union began with 280 participants arriving for the EU Youth Conference. The program of the ...

9.7.2019

How can Finland support environmental protection during its presidency of the Council of the EU?

From July 2019 onwards Finland has the honor to held the position of the President of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter ”EU” or ...

22.5.2019

From neutrality to non-alignment

Most Member States of the European Union are part of NATO military alliance. There are, however, a few EU members that are not part of NATO. ...

10.4.2019

Artificial Intelligence calls for action to ensure Rule of Law in Europe

One of the hot topics of our time is artificial intelligence (AI) and its impacts in all spheres of life. Europe should take an active stand to ...

13.3.2019

EU-Arab League Summit: a symbolic step to strengthen regional cooperation

The European Union and the League of Arab States (LAS) held their first ever summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on 24-25 February 2019. Leaders ...

28.2.2019