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The European political identity is still under construction

The European political identity is still under construction
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The European Union is at a crossroads between facing more divisions and hostilities on the one hand, and working towards the integration of various heritages into the creation of a unified identity on the other. Author: Athena Tacet In an attempt to set right a historical wrong, the Spanish government announced earlier this summer that […]

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Integrating Roma into Europe’s future: Change Must Come from Within

Integrating Roma into Europe’s future: Change Must Come from Within
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It is urgent for national governments to establish frameworks through which victims of discrimination can become aware of their rights and receive fair remedy. Author: Athena Tacet As the European Union is intensifying its efforts to promote dialogue with member states on the necessity to fight discrimination and marginalization of Roma minorities in Europe as […]

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Testing the waters: The difficulty of implementing a cohesive EU Arctic Policy

Testing the waters: The difficulty of implementing a cohesive EU Arctic Policy
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The European Union, which started a process of legitimizing itself as an Arctic actor, and created a basis for its own foreign policy in the Arctic in 2008, was once again denied the status of full Arctic Council observer. Author: Athena Tacet In late April this year, the ninth Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting took place […]

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Cyprus: Russia’s Potemkin Village in the European Union?

Cyprus: Russia’s Potemkin Village in the European Union?
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A growing and significant partner for the European Union, Russia has also often played a double game aimed at destabilizing the Old Continent and continuing its policy of balkanization within the EU. Author: Athena Tacet Cyprus recently signed an agreement with Russia giving the Kremlin’s navy ships the right to access the island nation’s ports. […]

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EU Asylum Policy – The necessity for a shared responsibility

EU Asylum Policy – The necessity for a shared responsibility
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It’s a problem of responsibility. For more than a decade, EU Member States and EU institutions have combined their efforts to draft a EU Asylum Policy that would tackle the migration issue, and allocate the responsibility to process asylum cases on the principle of responsibility-shifting, rather than responsibility-sharing.  Author: Athena Tacet “Security and immigration management […]

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