Global Affairs

Calling Europe: The Continent in 2021

Since then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger supposedly asked ‘who do I call if I want to call Europe?’ in the mid-1970s, the meaning of Europe has remained intensely contested. Can Europe be equated with anything deeper or more transcendent than the institutions of the European Union whilst remaining a valuable concept? Is Europe – Read More…

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Eurovision voting politics: British excuse or reality?

Some viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest are quick to jump on the idea of tactical or political voting. Particularly, as the United Kingdom has scored 26th place (last) in the Grand Final in the last two shows, people are quick to blame our poor placement on international relations, or Brexit. The Eurovision Song Contest Read More…

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Open Up to Eurovision 2021

After much anticipation, on 22nd May we were finally able to watch the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Many artists had been waiting for two years to perform on the Eurovision stage, after the contest was cancelled last year in light of the pandemic.  Only two Read More…

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The Green Party Takes Europe By Storm

The Green party has long been a prominent political advocate for sustainable and environmental initiatives, policy, implementation and action. Recently, Germany’s Green party has had surprising success despite a large focus on the rise of the far right, yet Green parties throughout Europe are gaining traction in support and voters. While Merkel’s coalition dives in Read More…

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Should Britain Return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece?

On 12th March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his first interview with a European Newspaper to reject the returning of the Elgin/Parthenon marbles in the British Museum to Athens. Speaking to Greek paper Ta Nea, Johnson argued that the UK Government has had a longstanding position on the matter, which is that the marbles were Read More…

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Extremist Party Alternative for Germany under surveillance

“After all, for the refugee it doesn’t matter whether they die at the Greek or German border.” This statement by AfD candidate Günter Lenhardt is one of the many racist and downright inhumane statements made by members of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany). Founded in 2013, the Eurosceptic party has been Read More…