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Different policy, same frustrating story

The EU has the capability of being a truly progressive institution yet despite this, frequently bows to the interests of big corporations and free market economics. The recent proposals for reform to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are yet another good example of this happening. In the context of Commission President Ursula von der…

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarussian officials

Following August’s controversial presidential election result, the EU has imposed sanctions on a number of Belarussian officials. The election, which saw a disputed victory for incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, has seen numerous allegations of election fraud. The EU’s sanctions affect 40 officials, for “misconduct of the electoral process”. Sanctions include a travel ban within EU…

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Is the EU ignoring human rights abuses in Libya?

A shocking report produced by Amnesty International has revealed brutal human rights abuses against Libyan refugees. Various interviews conducted by the organisation detail harrowing accounts of rape, torture, unlawful killings, and enforced disappearances. It is believed European Union policies are partially to blame for the humanitarian emergency. Libya is in crisis. The country is currently…

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‘Our country is in disarray’

The deed has finally been done. As of 31 January, at 11pm, the UK formally left the EU, something I think many people, including myself, never thought would happen. Three years of politicians squabbling like children is yet to be over and has yet to have any political effect. We are now entering the ‘transition…

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Brexit: what happens now?

It was a long, convoluted process, but more than 3 years since the infamous referendum, the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union. On Friday the 31st pro-Brexit celebrations could be seen in Westminster, whilst pro-EU rallies were held in Edinburgh.  While officially out of the union, Britain now enters a transitional stage due…

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