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A UACES-supported research trip delving into Slovenia's history

Zala Pochat Križaj |

I am thrilled to have been awarded the UACES scholarship to support my research trip to Slovenia. As a PhD candidate in war studies, I focus on reconciliation in Slovenia following post-Second World War mass killings.

The Radical Right and the European Elections

eu!radio |

With the European elections just around the corner, we welcomed Nick Startin, Associate Professor of International Relations at John Cabot University, to eu!radio to discuss the rising support for Radical Right parties across the EU.

The Future of EU-AU Relations amidst the rise of Russia and China in Africa

Gallous Atabongwoung, PhD |

The European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) continue to have robust conversations on the future relationship between the two continents. The conversation seeks to address some complex socio-economic and political issues such as, among others, migration (due to the geographical proximity of the two regions); economic partnerships; and security cooperation (Miyandazi et al. 2020).

20 years of Cyprus in the EU - Phoebus Athanassiou

eu!radio |

We recently welcomed Phoebus Athanassiou to eu!radio! He is an Associate Professor at the Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, and is originally from Cyprus. He reflected on his country's accession to the EU 20 years ago in a personal testimony.

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.

Ukraine’s other battle: the one against corruption

eu!radio |

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.

In defence of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement

eu!radio |

We recently welcomed Camila Villard Duran to eu!radio! She is a law professor at ESSCA School of Management, based in Angers, France. She spoke in defence of the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur.

Making Foreign Aid Work: Navigating the Aid Localisation Conundrum

Swetha Ramachandran |

Development assistance funding by international donors is rarely channeled through local actors. While there are strong normative and practical arguments to localize funding (i.e. directly channel funding through local actors), progress has been piecemeal as donors are largely left to their own devices to decide how/when/where and how much to localize.

The EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Invoking norms and values

JCMS |

The EU's response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 has been unprecedented, displaying rare unity among its member states, especially during the first four months following the invasion. The EU agreed on far-reaching economic and financial sanctions, the most severe sanctions ever imposed by the EU on a third country.

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