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So Labour are winning in the UK. But what else is happening?

The 2019 UK Election feels a world away for all that has happened since. Brexit “got done” and the UK has charted a path unknown. We have had COVID and its impact on the public finances. We have had the shock of war in Ukraine on international trade. We had the death of Queen Elizabeth II. And most crucially, we had the economic fallout of the brief Truss Premiership. Unsurprisingly, much of…
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Kamilla Turtiainen – Finland in NATO: Reinventing National Identity?

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. However, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022…
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The Faces of EU – Greece

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…
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The Faces of EU – Luxembourg

Back in Western Europe now. For this edition of the Faces of EU campaign, we’ll hear from two people: Egan Paquay, a student of St. Gallen University in Switzerland but born and raised in Luxembourg, and Lara Bertemes, the UN Youth Delegate from Luxembourg. As usual…
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The Faces of EU – Romania

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 with Moldova” “Recently was rejected from…
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