Migrant
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Italian Migrant Reception System

This article was written by TORTUGA: a student led think-tank of Economics students from Bocconi and LSE University. Its current members are Andrea Cerrato, Francesco Chiocchio, Marco Felici, Francesco Filippucci, Giulia Gitti, Alessandro Greco,Cecilia Mariotti, Alberto Mola, Marco Palladino, Benedetta Pavesi, Isabella Rossi, Matteo Sartori, Giulia Travaglini, Francesca Viotti, Alessandro Zhou e Alessandro Zona. Here …

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Presidents Ilham Aliyev, Vladmir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan by www.kremlin.ru - Licensed by Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
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Azerbaijan’s Predicament in the Nagorno-Karabakh Row

Peace talks have proven to be difficult for Russia as it tries to negotiate settlements between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s fight over Nagorno-Karabakh. In early April Replica Handbags, Baku’s and Yerevan’s military confrontation has claimed more than 100 lives. The conflict has unleashed bottled-up nationalism and rivalry in both sides as they blame each other of …

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What Happens to Schengen after the Paris Attacks?

Schengen: Flagship European Policy  Paulina lives in Słubice, Poland, on the east bank of the Oder. It used to be the case that she had to cross a border control and identify to attend school on the other side of the river. Now a university student, Paulina continues to cross the border …

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Europe: identity and challenges

The most mainstream political theories on the building of European institutions are clear on what the ingredients for the EU to become a supranational political community are. The common denominator of all these requirements is legitimacy: the extent to which the supranational power is recognized as such. We can get …

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Corruption
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Corrosive Effects of Corruption: the Greek Case

A metro station in Athens, a year before the financial crisis kicked off globally. Dutifully I buy my last ticket of that summer vacation in the Athens metro in order to reach Eleftherios Venizelos airport. My local Greek friend helps me to eschew a bit of confusion by showing me, which …

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Greece Debt Crisis: Where did the money go?

Only 10% of money sent by Europe went to the Greek population. And the rest? Greece debt crisis: Where did the money go? The biggest part of this money went to private creditors and to save the banks. Between 2010 and 2012, the rescue fund of 24 billion euros was used only in …

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American SMEs:Too Strong for Europe?

American and European differences in SMEs that should alter our approach to TTIP Domestic markets have a substantial impact on how nations approach international trade. Some countries, like Germany or Japan, cannot rely on internal demand to fire growth. China on the other hand has taken advantage of external interest in …

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Juncker’s Promises: Seven Months On

The election of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission was an extraordinarily political one for communitarian standards. As those who recall David Cameron’s uneasy summer will confirm, the process was marked by more or less strict respect for the rule that the top Commission officer shall be chosen in line …

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Grexit or non-grexit?

The victory of Syriza, the Greek party of radical left, in the recent national elections, is a message sent loud and clear to the European authorities: you cannot solve an economic crisis as big as the present one through austerity measures and also expect popular support. Grexit or non-Grexit? In six …

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New Deal for European Union: Why not.

Is the European Union a fully democratic institution?  While the discussion on this topic is still open, one important tool to promote democracy is certainly the European Citizen Initiative: a law that gives the possibility to one million European citizens to present a proposal that the European Parliament has to …

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