• Corruption and corporatism – is TTIP still desirable for the EU?

    Corruption and corporatism – is TTIP still desirable for the EU?2

    Experiencing a period of economic stagnation, the European Union (EU) has started to look for different ways to enhance its economic growth rates. One solution is represented by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). However, this solution is also one of the most debated issues within the circles of economists due to economic and social costs at stake. Among these costs, the issues of corruption and corporatism should not be neglected. Although they do not make the TTIP-related headlines, these issues are very important because they could minimize and even overcome the positive effects of trade liberalisation.

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  • Goodbye, FARC? How to end the world’s longest civil war

    Goodbye, FARC? How to end the world’s longest civil war0

    On the 23rd of June the Colombian government finally concluded a peace agreement with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Commentators quickly labelled it a historic moment, which potentially ends the world’s longest insurgency. Signing a peace agreement is, however, one thing, effectively demobilizing fighters and reintegrating FARC-controlled territory another. How should Colombia, and the international community, tackle these problems? How can we end a conflict that left more than 220,000 dead?

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  • Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?

    Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?0

    Recently, German comedian Jan Boehmermann caused an international scandal when he published a parody song about Erdogan, after which he was sued by the Turkish president. How protected is parody as an act of freedom of expression?

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