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20 years of Poland in the EU - Natasza Styczyńska

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We recently welcomed Natasza Styczyńska to eu!radio! She is a Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She reflected on her country's accession to the EU 20 years ago in a personal testimony and reflection.

When Britain LOVED the Single Market

Jon Danzig |

Back in 1988, Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government was ultra-keen to get British businesses fully prepared for Europe’s new Single Market, due to be launched four years later in 1992. Prime Minister Thatcher enthusiastically launched her government’s ‘Europe Open for Business’ campaign in a keynote speech on 18 April 1988. Mrs Thatcher, who championed the concept […]

How to fix broken Britain

Jon Danzig |

I’m so impressed with the new book, Fixing Broken Britain by Alun Drake, that I’ve made a 2-minute video about it. Anyone who lives in Britain, or observes it from afar, knows it’s a broken country. But none of the main parties are addressing why it’s broken – or how to fix it. But that’s […]

Is Brexit any future for the young?

Jon Danzig |

Babies are being born in Britain who will grow up never having experienced the benefits of EU membership. The right to live, work, travel or retire across most of our continent. The life-changing experience of studying abroad with other young people under the Erasmus scheme. The enormous job and career opportunities more easily accessible across […]

Women’s Leadership and Empowerment in the Transnistrian Conflict Resolution in Moldova

Julia Vassileva |

Russia’s full-scale invasion and war of aggression against Ukraine has impacted security perception in the European Eastern Neighbourhood and it has highlighted the need for the international community to pay increased attention to so-called ‘frozen’ conflicts. When such conflicts remain ignored and unresolved for too long, there is continuous danger of eruption and escalation.

20 years of Lithuania in the EU - Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

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We recently welcomed Ramūnas Vilpišauskas to eu!radio! He is a Jean Monnet Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, in the capital of Lithuania. He reflected on his country's accession to the EU 20 years ago in a personal testimony and retrospective analysis. shared both his personal testimony and his analysis as a professor about his country becoming a member of the European Union, twenty years ago.

20 years of Czechia in the EU

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We recently welcomed Petr Kaniok to eu!radio! He is a professor of political science at the Masaryk University of Brno, Czechia. He shared both his personal testimony and his analysis as a professor about his country becoming a member of the European Union, twenty years ago.

Ukraine’s other battle: the one against corruption

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We recently welcomed Michael Richter to eu!radio! He is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at the University of Surrey, in Britain. He spoke about how Ukraine is not only defending itself against the Russian aggression, but also fighting a second battle, against corruption.

European elections: voting matters!

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We recently welcomed Simon Usherwood to eu!radio! He is a professor at the Open University in Britain, and Chair of UACES. He shared his thoughts on the forthcoming European Parliament elections.

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