European Waves

Esther Eumann

After finishing my BA at the University of Amsterdam with my major in Eastern European Studies, I was super excited to actually live in the beautiful Central Eastern European cities Prague and Krakow! I love reading novels, cooking and baking amazing cakes for my housemates. For European Waves I write articles and I am also part of the editing and communications team.

Bundestagswahlanalyse – What will Germany’s foreign and Europe policies look like?

While Europe has been attentively following the outcome of Germany’s elections, Europe and foreign policy in general has played little to no role in the German election campaign. This is noteworthy, given that there were more than enough reasons for it to matter. Zooming in on the parties most likely to end up in the …

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Summer School Review

Rather than being idle all summer long, many of us participated in summer schools: from a course on citizenship to insights into global challenges, from a methods summer school to one on European integration. Unfortunately mostly online (with one exception!), they were engaging and insightful, and something we also wanted to share with other interested …

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Frontex – a photo competition gone wrong

A recent photo competition by Frontex can easily be dismissed as a failed PR campaign, but points to more essential problems in how the EU views migrants and migration. By looking at processes of securitisation at the EU level, it becomes evident just how ill-placed Frontex’ competition is.        ‘9 May is Europe …

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The EU Recovery Plan for the Covid-19 pandemic

In our Explained section, we are taking a closer look at either a buzzword, key concept, theory, or a person that has been or is influential in discussion on the EU and Europe. This edition deals with the EU Recovery Plan for the Covid-19 pandemic. How the EU should deal with the Covid-19 pandemic has …

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