Europe

Why Do We Still Need A ‘Europe Day’?

If the last year is anything to go by, the European Union is going to need more than a single ‘day of unity’ to keep it together.…

Rebecca Carey

Germany and the pandemic: how did it go so wrong?

Germany suffered a downfall in handling the pandemic, from role model nation to having one of the slowest vaccine roll-outs in Europe. So what went wrong?…

Katie McCarthy

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