Scandinavia: populists not as strong as feared

Posted on 29. May 2014 by Kati Temonen “No surprises” best describes the election results in Finland unlike in the two other Nordic EU-countries, Sweden and Denmark. The Swedish voters sent members of the populist Swedish Democrats and the Feminist party to the European Parliament as newcomers. The far-right Danish People’s Party won a third of … Continue reading Scandinavia: populists not as strong as feared

Turning meaningful into a business

Posted on 30. April 2014 by Kati Temonen “I am studying the wrong subject”, “I don’t have any idea about how to run a business”, “It’s really not my cup of tea”, “I only want a secure job, even if it doesn’t match my education” – These are just some possible answers when young people are … Continue reading Turning meaningful into a business

‘Youth-Maybe-a-Guarantee’: thoughts about the language of the crisis

Posted on 29. August 2013 by Kati Temonen Year 2008 marked one of the most defining moments of my life: I entered university for the first time. For many of the new university graduates it was also a year to be remembered: as we all know, it was the early crisis months, which meant hard work … Continue reading ‘Youth-Maybe-a-Guarantee’: thoughts about the language of the crisis

20 Years After Maastricht – Let’s Talk About Citizenship

Posted on 04. February 2013 by Kati Temonen 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the European Union Citizenship under the Maastricht Treaty and hence the theme for the “European Year” 2013 is rather an unsurprising choice, also in the perspective of the upcoming parliamentary elections. It is believed that the direct involvement of … Continue reading 20 Years After Maastricht – Let’s Talk About Citizenship