With the war raging in Ukraine, UT researcher and EU affairs expert Shawn Donnelly sees a bigger development changing the course of Europe. ‘The EU has always been a major economic power, but never a military one. Now it will be.’
‘Should I stay or should I go?’ That was the working title of a paper by UT researchers focused on travel in Europe during the pandemic. The research, recently published in Journal of Travel Medicine, highlights the need for a standard set of travel measures in the EU. ‘Now it’s time to reflect and see what we can do better in the future.’
Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat in the British Parliament yesterday. ‘A bizarre situation,’ says UT researcher Kevin Macnish. The Assistant Professor of Ethics and IT is from England himself, but he doesn’t feel insecure about his own situation in Twente.
They were already active since September, but last week their existence became official. Young European Federalists Enschede is officially recognized by the Student Union. On the 25th of April they will celebrate this in the form of a guest lecture.
‘There have been two main political projects. The first was the welfare state, which should have freed us of need and want. The second was the European integration, aimed to free us from fear of another war. The question is: Is there an inevitable clash between these two projects?’ asks Frank Vandenbroucke, who presented the first lecture of this year’s Week of Inspiration.
Romanian UT student of European Studies, Antonia Raileanu, is on the list of candidates of a new Dutch party for European Parliament. By means of the website Ikkiesvooreerlijk.eu she wants to tackle corruption, work towards greater European integration and make free transport for students possible.
In less than a month, we will make our way to the polls again, this time for the European Parliament. In the meantime, various vote matches have been launched in order to help citizens in making their choice. Yesterday, EU Vox went online, a vote match to which UT associate professor Kostas Gemenis has contributed.