All the faces of Visegrad through different phases

The Visegrad Group, which unites Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in a cultural and political alliance, has become more visible and controversial after recent events. The migration crisis involving Europe triggered the reaction of the Group, which took a very strong and restrictive position in the matter. Furthermore, domestic reforms in Poland and Hungary…

Supporting economy via Renewables should be a main goal for EU

During the General Affairs Council in June, the EU’s future was clearly drawn especially with regards to sustainable development. Mark Dubrulle and the former president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy stressed the importance of an ecological alternative form of development and claimed that putting it into practice should be a main priority for…

EU – Don’t forget Human Rights!

Human rights are the rights we have simply because we are humans. They apply to everyone, everywhere. They are not related to nationality, sex, skin color, religious beliefs or status. They are based and classified on values such as: dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity.  Universal, indivisible and interdependent these are the words that the European…

Eastern and Central Europe: re-thinking the concept of Solidarity

EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: RE-THINKING THE CONCEPT OF SOLIDARITY By S.Ferroni OVERVIEW: The rift within the European Union on the migrants’ topic is growing month by month between the Visegard group (plus Austria, Croatia and Slovenia) and other EU members. Since the beginning of the refugees’ crisis Central and Eastern Europe have been taking the…

The Future of Europe – Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes

This 25 March marked 60 years from the Treaty of Rome and the establishment of the European Economic Community. The anniversary comes during one of the most challenging political environments that the EU had to face since its very establishment. Political, social and economic problems are eroding European consensus, and urge the heads of member…