Monthly Archives: "May 2013"

German and EU flags (photo credit: Tilemahos Efthimiadis)

Euros and euros: Germany and the EU

May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Emily Tamkin (guest contributor) Emily Tamkin graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University with a degree in Russian Literature and Culture in 2012. She is currently on a Fulbright in Bremen, Germany researching Rule of...

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By: Trygve Børsting       Last Saturday saw one of the largest annual European television events go off in Malmö: the Eurovision Song Contest. As the confetti has now settled and the wind machines...

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Eurovision: Celebrating “Diversity”

May 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   The motto of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is “we are one”[i]; this calls to mind an equally cheesy slogan carried by another long and well established European institution:...

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By: Emily Tamkin (guest contributor) Emily Tamkin graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University with a degree in Russian Literature and Culture in 2012. She is currently on a Fulbright in Bremen, Germany researching Rule of...

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Post-austerity: forthcoming?

May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Bernhard Clemm     It took less than 48 hours for the new Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to go from the Palazzo Quirinale, Rome, where he was inaugurated on 28th April, to the...

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By: Tina Schivatcheva (guest contributor) Tina Schivatcheva is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (MA International Relations). Follow @TinaSchiv   Bulgaria started 2013 with angry public protests. The demonstrations were termed ‘rebellions of the...

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