Europe

Emmanuel Macron: has France’s liberal golden boy turned conservative?

It is almost four years since Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France, and in April 2022 the French people will once again go to the polls. Yet after several years in office, Europe’s dynamic golden boy seems to be veering increasingly towards the right.…

Katie Child

Kosovo-Jerusalem controversy and the politics of being 'recognised'

Priszen, Kosovo. Photo by Besart Ademi on Unsplash Kosovo’s quest to become recognised as a state has been hindered by the effects of colonialism. The…

Lilly Blackford

Georgian Dream's Election: A Nightmare for Georgian Democracy

Scenes of tear gas canisters being flung at a grey, Brutalist-style building began showing up on news channels and Twitter timelines in the last week of February, this year. The building was the United National Movement’s headquarters, the largest opposition party in Georgia.…

Chaharika Uppal

Has Covid-19 changed journalism in Germany?

A year ago, in March 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced into quarantine after coming into contact with a doctor who was infected with Covid-19. From then on, journalists have reported on these briefings and have held Merkel accountable from her home in Berlin.…

Marlien Heibrock

The fight against the tampon tax in Italy

The ‘tampon tax’ is a tax imposed on essential menstrual products. As of 2007, the European Union allowed its members to amend the tax to a minimum 5% VAT, but many countries, including Italy, still apply a very high tax on products that are necessary for people who menstruate.…

Alessandra Pierantoni

La Última Colonia: Why Spain Is Watching Biden’s First Steps

Madrid cautiously awaits Joe Biden’s policy towards the Western Sahara, following Donald Trump’s controversial declaration of support for Moroccan sovereignty over Spain’s former territory.…

Lily Alford