Europe


Challenging eurocentrism in European feminist foreign policies

Connecting Black History Month with Women’s History Month, EUI Max Weber Fellow Miriam Mona Mukalazi and Fennet Habte from the Global Public Policy Institute reflect on African feminist thought, on feminist foreign policies, and call for feminist solidarity to try to change global politics.

Will the European Political Community redraw the map of Europe?

The 44-state European Political Community (EPC), first convened in late 2022 to express unity and defiance against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, meets again on 1 June. In this post STG Executive Director Fabrizio Tassinari explains how this embryonic organisation might acquire real value.

In praise of reality, not realism: An answer to Mearsheimer

There is no justification for the atrocities committed by Russia against the people of Ukraine. This does not stop scholars from trying to explain Putin’s decision to invade. John Mearsheimer’s recent lecture at the EUI was one such attempt – which fails on multiple counts, the authors argue.

The young generation needs an idea of Europe

In this post, law researcher Marc Steiert argues that the EU needs to go beyond study exchanges and the Erasmus programme, if young people are to shape their future as a European one.

Being Black in Europe

In this editorial and introduction to the 2022 Black History Month blog series, history researcher Daphné Budasz explains why it is important to make Black lives and scholarship more visible at the EUI.

Don’t blame the voter (too much)

In an analysis of survey data from YouGov 2018, political scientist Philipp Genschel argues that voters are neither intrinsically nor intransigently nationalistic, and could be led towards supporting pro-solidarity policy.

The Greek elections

EUI Professor George Papaconstantinou, author of Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis, analyses the recent parliamentary elections in Greece. The results, he argues, offer broader lessons on populism and for the European project.