Rossella Lombardi holds an MA in European studies from the universities of Bath and Berlin and a BA in human rights and politics from the University of Padova. She has work experience in the fields of education and migration.
Dealing with the legacy of 2016, 2017 started off as a very uncertain year. Adding to this, four of the founding countries of the European Union will have to go through general, presidential and federal elections. As the optimistic predictions on Brexit and the US went terribly wrong, it is now time to consider what could happen if populism won.READ MORE
According to the speeches on the inauguration day of the newly re-shaped Frontex agency, it seems that the European Union has found the best antidote to the migration challenge so far: the novelty has been labelled a “milestone” in the history of border politics and solidarity between Member States. But Frontex’ new aims focus foremost on control and monitoring, whilst little is said about the asylum system and the refugees’ rights.READ MORE
Coming from a Catholic country where 7 out of 10 doctors are conscientious objectors, I followed the debate on abortion in Poland with passion, and hope. Hope for the protest of 30.000 people who went out onto the streets in early October, and managed to save Polish women from what felt like a medieval backlash.READ MORE