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#EUelections- The EU is overwhelmed by migrants

One of the most recurrent criticisms of the European Union regarding the migration phenomenon is the quantity of migrants Europe currently receives. First, and from a very global point of view, we observe that in almost the whole of the European Union, there is an overestimation of the feeling of the migratory flow within the […]

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#EUelections2019 – The new European Border and Coast Guard Agency

This article was already published on EULOGOS ATHENA Website.   With the reform introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon (ToL) in 2007, the Union has developed the competence in integrated management for the EU’s external borders. The underpinning idea is that, since Schengen abolished every internal control, external borders shall be subject to a more […]

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The Turkish operation in Afrin and the possible impact on relations with the European Union (Part II)

On 20th January 2018, Turkey began its military operation called “Olive branch” in Afrin, a city in the north-western part of Syria dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the mainly-Kurdish militia in the country. Ankara’s goal is to create a 30-kilometer deep safety belt that serves as a buffer zone for its southern border. […]

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The Turkish operation in Afrin and the possible impact on relations with the European Union (Part I)

On 20th January 2018, Turkey began its military operation called “Olive branch” in Afrin, a city in the north-western part of Syria dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the mainly-Kurdish militia in the country. Ankara’s goal is to create a 30-kilometer deep safety belt that serves as a buffer zone for its southern border. […]

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New tactics require new strategies: how can the European Union strengthen the fight against terrorism financing?

In an interview released to the Press Service of the European Parliament on Wednesday 28th February 2018, the ALDE member Javier Nart called for more ways to address a global security issue that has concerned Community and international institutions for a long time now, namely terrorism funding. The Spanish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) […]

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Chinese interferences in Australian politics

While the United States is investigating about Russia’s attempts to interfere in last year’s presidential election, the Chinese government has come under increased scrutiny in Australia in recent weeks for its attempts to influence public life. A recent documentary entitled ‘’Power and Influence: the hard edge of China’s soft power’’ has provided an insight into […]

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