The Radical Left Euroscepticism in the European Parliament: The GUE/NGL Pan- European Political Group

Elif Tahmiscioğlu, M.A. European Studies, 2017 Abstract There is a trending phenomenon in Europe, which is called Euroscepticism. Not just in the United Kingdom which resulted in Brexit but in the EU Member States, Eurosceptic parties have become more popular in recent years. Furthermore, Euroscepticism is also gaining power in the European Parliament (EP). Nevertheless, … Continue reading The Radical Left Euroscepticism in the European Parliament: The GUE/NGL Pan- European Political Group

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Has the European Union been a protagonist in the solution process of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela?

Doglas Nunes de Sousa, M.A. European Studies, 2018 Abstract The ongoing crisis in Venezuela has transcended its economic sphere. The crisis has already caused mass migration, remarkable worsen in the standard of living, increase of violence as well as endanger democracy and the rule of law. In addition, the solution of the current crisis seems … Continue reading Has the European Union been a protagonist in the solution process of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela?

EU- Russia Relation, Political and Legal Insights: Crimea Case

Zenajda Zaimi, M.A. European Studies, 2018 Abstract This paper examines the relation Russia-European Union (EU) especially triggered from the events in Crimea. It analyses the illegality of the annexation and the development of the parties’ relation afterwards. The focus lies on the background history of the Crimea case and possible explanations for the situation. The … Continue reading EU- Russia Relation, Political and Legal Insights: Crimea Case

Using Constructivist Theory to Analyse the Role of Euroscepticism within the Five Star Movement

By Craig Willis, M.A./M.Sc. European Studies student Introduction Euroscepticism has been on the rise across the continent, particularly after the financial crisis and its knock-on effects for the Eurozone. Italy is no exception to this and Euroscepticism has started to take many forms to become a greatly discussed topic in domestic politics. The birth and … Continue reading Using Constructivist Theory to Analyse the Role of Euroscepticism within the Five Star Movement

Cross-border Cooperation to Fight Crime – An Illustration Using the Example of Ticino and Lombardia

By Ole Krafft, M.A./M.Sc. European Studies student 1.    Introduction “Een grens is eigenlijk een wens om verder te gaan“, is a well-known saying in the Netherlands by ‘Loesje’, a popular company which is publishing Dutch sayings on posters every week (Loesje 1988). To clarify, this saying means that borders are stimulating the demand to step … Continue reading Cross-border Cooperation to Fight Crime – An Illustration Using the Example of Ticino and Lombardia

The Challenge of Left-wing Populism in Association with Anti-Semitism in Europe: A Case Study of the UK Labour Party and SYRIZA in Greece

By Callum Tindall, M.A./M.Sc. European Studies student 1. Introduction Throughout the Western world there has been a general increase in anti-globalization sentiment since the global financial crisis that began in 2007. This has continued to rise in relevance, culminating in 2016 being the “year of revolution” (BBC 2016b) according to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage … Continue reading The Challenge of Left-wing Populism in Association with Anti-Semitism in Europe: A Case Study of the UK Labour Party and SYRIZA in Greece

The European Union after BREXIT: Towards a Military or Civilian Power Role in International Relations?

By Callum Tindall, M.A./M.Sc. European Studies student 1. Introduction Almost sixty years ago, the Treaty of Rome was signed into force, attempting to lay the foundations of an “ever-closer union” among the peoples of Europe after the initial failure of the European Defence Community in 1954 (Europa 2010). However, after recent challenges to the project, … Continue reading The European Union after BREXIT: Towards a Military or Civilian Power Role in International Relations?