Malta is in the midst of a scorching heatwave. Temperatures on the island hover above 40 degrees Celsius and are expected to remain like that for at least a week. In the heat of all of this, a national crisis has occurred. Power outages have hit the island and have hit it hard. Vast areas
Traditionally unallied states Finland and Sweden have regularly visited the possibility of becoming NATO members, especially since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Still, up until last year, neither have viewed it as a pressing issue and worthy of the risk of provoking Russia, which Finland shares around 1300 kilometres of border with.
Romania was never explicitly colonized. We’ve had our conquerors, our Ottomans, Russians, and Austro-Hungarians, but never an outside force with the goal of eliminating the Romanian national identity or assimilating it into its own culture. However, today we see a widespread sense of inferiority compared to any European country towards the West. This is further
For this interview, let’s go to war and sunny Greece, where we interview a student from Athens. Let’s see what Estonian young people know about it! Do you know anything about Greek domestic/foreign policy? 31%: yes 69%: no “economic crisis” “so many protests” “debt, debt, debt” “Chinese port scandal” As we can see, the thoughts
Romanians have a tendency to always complain about those in power. And I get it since they’re not even trying to hide anymore: they steal and game the system for their own interests instead of improving the lives of citizens. All of us know this. But often, we don’t go any further. We’re just satisfied
After a brief hiatus, let’s move on to our next country for the Faces of EU campaign – Romania! As usual, let’s see if Estonian young people know anything about Romania’s domestic and foreign policy. Do you know anything about Romania’s domestic and foreign policy? 20%: yes 80%: no “Still recovering from dictatorship” “Might unite
“There’s a responsibility on each and everyone to be politically aware” – Interview with Yara Mroueh from Lebanon
Tell me a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how do you spend your free time and what do you study? My name is Yara Mroueh and I’m from the south of Lebanon, Ayateet. I moved to Beirut recently to pursue my studies at the American University of Beirut, majoring in anthropology, which I’m
Tell me a little about yourself. Who are you? Where are you from? And how do you spend your free time? I’m Kaupo. I’m from Viljandi, Estonia. Well, I go to Viljandi’s gymnasium. I study math and physics there. After school, I usually go to training. I’m a footballer. I play for Viljandi’s football club.
“A lot of times people vote, not for a candidate, but they vote against a candidate” – Interview with Olivia Booth from the USA
This interview was conducted on the 11th of November 2022. I would like you to tell me who you are, where you are from, and how you spend your free time. I’m Olivia Booth, an 18-year-old from Navarre, Florida, in the USA. I am a student at Navarre High School. I’m in the 12th grade.
Today for The Faces of EU we explore a country perhaps mostly known for bicycles and cannabis, yet actually has so much more to offer – the Netherlands. A Dutch student will tell us more! But first, as the tradition goes, let’s take a look at what Estonian students know of Dutch politics. “Do you
Now let’s take a quick detour to Southern Europe, to one of our favourite holiday destinations – Spain! Here we speak to a student, who might have wished to remain anonymous, yet provides an amazing insight into Spanish politics. First, what do Estonians know about Spanish politics? Let’s find out! Do you know anything about
Now let’s head to our next European destination – Germany. Today, we speak to Johanna, an active student and a climate activist, who sheds a light on what the EU means to the German people. As usual, we first take a quick look at how aware Estonian students are of German politics: Do you know
For today’s interview, let’s go to France, where we talk to an active student Lucie Cohen-Solal. But first, let’s take a look at what the Estonian audience knows about French politics. Do you know anything about French foreign or domestic policy? 75%: yes 25%: no “Macron’s endless calls with Putin and Le Pen’s far-right rhetoric”
An interview with Ivan Petrov, a student from Sofia and an active participant in various political projects. Before we jump right in, let’s see what young people in Estonia have to say about Bulgarian domestic and foreign policy. Do you know anything about Bulgarian domestic and foreign policy? 23%: yes 77%: no “British Bulgarians want
For the next interview, we move to the lovely Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where we hear from a 16-year-old high school student Phoebe. As usual, before we begin, let’s see what Estonian young people know, or don’t know about Cyprus. Do you know anything about Cyprus’ domestic or foreign policy? Yes: 33% No: 67% “Had
Let’s kick the campaign off with the first interview with Jakub Boruv – an aspiring young politician from Slovakia, a member of his hometown’s city council, and an active member of the local community. Before we begin, let’s see what young people in Estonia know about Slovakia: “Do you know anything about Slovakia’s domestic or
Dear reader, Welcome, to the very first Unknotted Media campaign – The Faces of the EU. Last year marked 30 years since the Maastricht Treaty was signed – a treaty that came to define the European Union into the political, economic and cultural union we know today. Yet, the past decade has tested the strength
Let’s unwrap this topic in a compact but matter-of-fact manner! The right and the left are both two different ends of the spectrum, under which different ideologies fall, and both are characterized by certain principles. It is possible to move along this spectrum, as, for example, when discussing conservatism and liberalism. Why are some people
Let’s unwrap this topic in a compact but matter-of-fact manner! They might begin with the same letter but they are more different than night and day. However, the transition from democracy to dictatorship may not be particularly difficult. That’s why you should also know them and be alert if democracy is in danger somewhere. Democracy