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Poland and the EU, what’s next?
Poland and judicial reform, democracy at risk? On the 29 July the European Commission launched legal action against Poland. Infringement proceedings are put into action as soon as a Member State appears to have failed to fulfill a Treaty obligation. In this specific case, the risk is directly linked to the idiosyncrasies of the judicial […]
The EU and the Protection of Cultural Property
The recent destruction of the Mosul mosque by Daesh has once again focused the attention of the international community on the protection of cultural heritage. The destruction of sites such as these is usually followed by a wave of revulsion, but it is a symptom of a greater malaise: the illicit trafficking of cultural […]
Open Data and citizens’ engagement: Bringing the EU closer to the people
Information society and citizens The information society. Open data. Participatory politics. Nowadays, when we talk about citizens’ engagement, we must consider open data and open government. Measuring the quality of government institutions has always been one of the key elements of a democratic society. In order to evaluate government practices, citizens need to be, and […]
Unpaid internships: the challenge of a generation
A troublesome panorama Today, being a young professional is difficult and uncertain. As well prepared as the younger generations are, there is no certainty of employment when the journey for a professional life begins. We, as young professionals, face real challenges when looking for a first job. Recent graduates are normally expected to have prior […]
Why Is the European Union so Unpopular?
By Titouan Chassagne The European Union impacts every aspect of the lives of its citizens, and it often does so positively. Brussels enforces the world’s strictest health regulations, environmental protections and consumer protection policies. All these efforts largely benefit individuals and limit corporations that have to comply with these costly regulations. Yet, while all these […]
Spring 2017: The South is the new East
The European Union is changing, as we have stated many times. There are two kinds of people in Europe nowadays. Those who want to help it grow into something better, with better organization and with a more developed system, and others that still serve to stereotypes that have been pointed out by Eurosceptics. A two-tier […]
Macron, New challenges for a new Europe
By Amalia Verzola Macron, “un enfant prodige” at the Elysée Palace Young and audacious, the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is the new French President. With a substantial majority of 65%, he robustly defeated the Front National’s Marine Le Pen at the second round of the French presidential election. Almost unknown three years ago, he presented himself […]
Europe’s Second Birth
The 20th century has seen profound changes in Europe. After battles and bloodshed between the greatest armies in the world during WWI, often called the seminal event of the 20th century, revanchist tensions brought Europe to another war twenty years later, this time with even more casualties. The peace of 1945 was a period of […]
“The Great European Disaster Movie”: MEA hosts screening and debate over European issues
On Thursday, April 27, Making Europe Again in collaboration with the University of Barcelona hosted the screening of the film “The Great European Distaster Movie” followed by a debate, that among other topics, focused on the new challenges for the European Union and its future. For this, we have to thank our own Ana Sánchez Cobaleda, director […]