The European Venue for Green Ideas
01.04.2017
The Age of Security Populists

Despite Edward Snowden’s revelations of widespread surveillance, increasingly intrusive measures are being adopted in Europe in the name of security – but do these actually lead to a more effective prevention of attacks?

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01.04.2017
New Approaches to Fear: A Progressive Response to Islamic State

Is our response to the threat of Islamic State merely aiding their rise by unwittingly contributing to their strategy?

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29.11.2016
Dirty Clean Energy: Is Morocco’s Renewable Energy from Western Sahara Really ‘Green’?

Is Morocco’s promising progress on renewable energy reliant on repression & human rights abuses in Western Sahara ?

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20.11.2016
Monsanto Tribunal – A Step Towards Corporate Accountability

What can a public tribunal do – such as the Monsanto one – to hold global corporations accountable?

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01.07.2016
Perfect Complements: Is Regionalism the Way Forward for Europe?

There is a kind of nationalism in Europe that is not only progressive, but has the potential to reinforce European integration.

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29.04.2016
Ceci n’est pas un “Agreement”: The Treachery of EU Migration Policies

It would be an illusion to believe that irregular migration will come to an end as a result of the legally dubious deal agreed between EU leaders and Turkey on 18 March 2016. Instead, we should recognise that migration is a natural human phenomenon, which has to be managed as such, and reform the dysfunctional EU framework on asylum and migration.

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29.03.2016
“There Wasn’t Much Pre-existing Trust and Solidarity”

Before we can tell whether multiculturalism is strengthening or weakening solidarity between the people of a particular society, we need to acknowledge that there were deficits of trust and solidarity long before multicultural policies were adopted. Such policies are potential tools for overcoming the historic deficits in trust and solidarity.

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07.03.2016
The EU’s Dirty Deal

For Turkish citizens, entering and traveling within the EU can be a frustrating struggle, with many bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. Although this state of affairs seems a great injustice, the prospect of easier access for Turks to countries within Schengen seems fraught with difficulties – both linked to Turkey’s turbulent domestic politics as well as the increasingly uncertain state of the EU’s internal borders.

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01.03.2016
Europe: The Reconstruction of the Free World

National borders are a reality – and for most people, they are something that is taken for granted and indeed necessary.

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15.02.2016
Criminalising Solidarity: When Helping Refugees Becomes a Risk

The influx of refugees to the shores of Greek islands has generally been met with overwhelming support from locals, eager to provide much needed aid to the refugees.

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