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Security

In recent years, security challenges have been arising all around the European Union, from the territorial crises with Russia in the East to the terrorism threat resulting from the turmoil in the Middle East, to the resurgence of instability in the Balkans and in Turkey. Some EU Member States have consequently started to revise their defence and security positions and policies, from restarting conscription to increasing expenditure on the military. Concerns over the role of NATO are also raised in light of the Trump presidency and the European Commission has even made proposals to enhance military cooperation in the EU.

In view of this, the Green European Journal asks experts, activists, and politicians active in this field around Europe, in or around the Green galaxy, about the impact of these developments in their national contexts.

 

 

Tax Injustice

The Panama Papers and Lux Leaks have exposed the fact that tax regimes in Europe disproportionately benefit big businesses, with multi-nationals routinely avoiding paying exorbitant amounts in tax revenue to EU governments while the burden falls on ordinary citizens. In light of this, the Green European Journal asked experts, activists and Green politicians active in this field around Europe about the impact of these revelations in their national contexts, and for a sense of the debate about what it means to have a fair tax regime.

 

 

 

Brexit

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?

 

 

 

 

 

Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?