Romania and Sweden need to keep trying to find a solution for the Roma beggars

Posted on 04. September 2015 by Hanna Engblom & Miruna Troncota This year the EU has gone through critical times in dealing with an immigration crisis unprecendented in its scope. However, a new and unexpected issue appeared on the agenda: in just one year, the number of Roma people in Sweden has almost doubled. Sweden now … Continue reading Romania and Sweden need to keep trying to find a solution for the Roma beggars

The Elephant in the Post-2015 Negotiations Room: Youth

Posted on 27. March 2015 by Nitin Sood Last year the European Parliament decided to make 2015 the official European Year for Development. Rightfully so; at the end of this year, the Millennium Development Goals, the first-ever international development goals established to eradicate poverty and inequality, will expire. Whereas the world has made significant advancement … Continue reading The Elephant in the Post-2015 Negotiations Room: Youth

Minority SafePack: what does this European Citizens’ Initiative reveal about the EU?

Posted on 15. July 2014 by Doris Manu One year ago, on 15 July 2013, a request was made to the European Commission for the registration of a citizens’ initiative (ECI) under the name ‘Minority SafePack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’ by Mr Kelemen Hunor, president of the main political party of the … Continue reading Minority SafePack: what does this European Citizens’ Initiative reveal about the EU?

When my country changed

Posted on 05. May 2014 by Sandra Grindgärds In April 2011, when the parliamentary elections took place in Finland, something happened to my country. It was spring and I was having the time of my life as an Erasmus student in Rennes in France. However, on the election night I had told my friends I … Continue reading When my country changed

New year, no Schengen. Romania’s diplomatic defense and lack of policy response

Posted on 18. December 2013 by Doris Manu 1st of January 2014, the date when Romania and Bulgaria were supposed to enter the Schengen area, is just around the corner, yet the magic is not going to happen. We know it from Jose Manual Barroso, the president of the European Commission, who reassured the French about … Continue reading New year, no Schengen. Romania’s diplomatic defense and lack of policy response