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Germany and Spain: Two Sides of the Same Euro

By Christian Pedraza There’s trouble in the Eurozone – and that’s not a Europe-themed amusement park. A subset of the European Union (EU), the term refers to all of the countries within the EU that use the euro as their official currency. Since 2002, 19 of the 28 EU member nations have adopted the euro…

Marine Le Pen, president of France's Front National party (Source: svopi.ru)

21st Century Fascists

By Thomas Desoutter Could fascism return to Europe? It’s more likely than you may think. Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s Front National, has recently been floating around 30 percent in opinion polling for the next presidential election, ahead of any other candidate. Her father and predecessor, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been convicted of racist…

The European Union, Netflix, and Net Neutrality

By: Bruce Li On April 3, 2014, the European Union voted in favor of measures that would promote equal access to the Internet by preventing Internet providers from charging for “preferential access” to their networks. The EU was lauded by net neutrality advocates for its effort to progressively shape Internet policy for the future. Meanwhile…

Protestors launch any available projectiles at walls of riot police on a smoky January night in Ukraine.
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Blood Orange Revolution

By: Michael Ingram It is Jan. 23, 2014, 3 a.m. EST. The droning cacophony of police bullhorns breaks the early morning stillness in the frost-covered Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Protesters pace aimlessly between makeshift barriers constructed from the requisitioned flotsam of the city streets and the burn-out carcasses of buses. With shields raised, state security…

Interview with a Refugee

By: Jacqueline Van de Velde When you think of refugees, I bet you don’t think “Slovakia.” At one time, I didn’t. Now, I do. This tiny country serves as the easternmost border of the European Union, and migrants from all around the world – from Iraq, Somalia, and Georgia, among others – venture through the…

Turkey & the European Union: The Waiting Game

By: Cody Knapp Turkey is, and has always been, an enigma. A successful democracy, geographically split between Asia and Europe, its people are neither European nor Arab in origin. Existing as an Islamic Empire for centuries, the central power in Turkey simultaneously ruled over the Arab world and played a significant role in European politics….

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