April 19, 2013: Serbia and Kosovo sign a deal marking a milestone in their relations and a demonstration of EU soft power. How did the deal come about, what is its design, and what solutions does it bring?
We tend to associate politics with two extremes: a ridiculous and tacky public performance or an office where behind closed doors shady characters decide on their advantage the fate of the rest of the mortals. Cinema, in some curious cases, has been able to lucidly interpret both aspects. Today we introduce you our selection of 25 films that will raise your political consciousness.
Since the OECD launched its international study to evaluate education systems worldwide Finland has maintained the top spot among European countries due to the country’s excellent education standards. How has it managed to score this high? For the following 25 reasons.
Much is being said about the UE membership of possibly seceeded states (Would it be Scotland? Or maybe Catalonia?), and the European Commission is currently denying the direct entry of newly created countries. If we take the International Law quite literally, maybe they are right, but what happens if we take a look at EU law: what does it say about the subsidiarity principle?
On October 7th, 140 million Brazilians will go to the polls, electing their municipal governments. But choosing who paves the streets and runs local schools is not so innocent: the municipal elections are a thermometer for national fever in Brazil’s homegrown politics. How do the municipal elections work, and why do they matter?
His name is Aleksandr Grigorovich Lukashenko, and he is the last dictator of Europe. His kingdom is called Belarus and it is located in the heart of Europe, next to solid democracies such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. For 18 years, Lukashenko has been depriving Belarusian citizens of basic democratic rights. However, the situation in this country is practically unknown in Europe. What are the reasons behind this ignorance? And why did no democratic transition take place in Belarus?
The field is narrowing in the US presidential election, which will take place in November: American president Barack Obama his Republican rival Mitt Romney have laid out their competing visions in the race. This article takes a closer look at both candidates.
Twenty years after the beginning of the decay of Communism in the Czech Republic, marked by the “Velvet Divorce” in 1993, spirits are still divided, as the country is caught up in the ideological debate over the survival of the current communist party in the Czech Republic, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), one of the most prominent in European political circles.
The recent proposal for a referendum on the independence of Scotland arises many questions on history, identity, national and international law. United Explanations summarizes all these issues in this article.
The process of choosing the perfect adversary to Obama for the presidential elections in November 2012 is not a straightforward matter. Mitt Romney appears to be the most reasonable and electable within the Republican primary field. But, why?