Tom Vasseur studied political science at VU University Amsterdam and at KU Leuven. He has been active with the Young European Federalists – Netherlands (JEF-NL) since 2014 and is currently a national board member. He is also a freelance writer on European politics whose work can be found in Bureau de Helling, Joop and the New Federalist.
A striking yet underreported feature of the recent Dutch elections was the downfall of the labour party. What led to this? What does it mean for Greens?Read more
15 marca Holenderki i Holendrzy udadzą się do lokali wyborczych by wybrać nową Izbę Reprezentantów. To kolejne po austriackich wyborach prezydenckich z zeszłego grudnia istotne głosowanie w Europie. Kampania okazała się jednak zaskakująco banalna. Czy powrót do politycznej „normalności” to fakt czy może fasada, która wkrótce runie i odsłoni głębsze zmiany?Read more
Do the Dutch elections represent a return to political ‘normalcy’ or is it a façade, and is it about to crumble or it is masking deeper changes?Read more
Tom Vasseur dissects the strategies and methods of the increasingly popular radical right, and suggests the means to an effective Green counterstrategy.Read more
The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?Read more
In the aftermath of the Dutch EU-Ukraine Association Agreement referendum, doubts remain on why voters chose to vote as they did.What explains the result, what solutions are likely and what is the way ahead?Read more
The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is a matter of days away. Despite the best efforts of campaigners, the electorate has remained largely apathetic. Now we ask: why is a referendum being organised on a topic which apparently does not interest voters; and further to this, what will its outcome mean for Europe?Read more