European Waves

European Waves

Planes, a few trains, and a whole lot of automobiles: the US infrastructure bill explained

By Ariadna Guevara and Catherine Wood. The US has decided to invest in itself. Will the 1.2 trillion dollar INVEST in America Act be enough? Americans are wondering: will it pay off?        On November 15, 2021, United States President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known …

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Pandora Papers: Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of the world elite

In October, the Pandora Papers revealed the lengths politicians, business leaders, and celebrities have gone to in their quest to conceal their wealth. Here, we discuss the Papers’ revelations in four countries. In October 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released approximately 12 million documents leaked from 14 law firms and offshore trust …

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Democracy beyond the pandemic: reflections on Forum 2000

This year’s Forum 2000 conference was held in Prague, as well as online, from October 10–12, 2021, and focused on the topic, ‘What Now? Building Back Democratically.’ Some of our EPS students had the opportunity to volunteer as rapporteurs, hosts, and observers at the conference. Here, Nicole (22), Jonah (22), Catherine (26), Aria (22), Olha …

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The end of an era: reflections on Angela Merkel

For many young Germans, Angela Merkel is the face of German politics.On the 26th of September 2021, the general elections are taking place in Germany. While we cannot say anything about the outcome yet, one thing is certain: Angela Merkel will no longer be chancellor of Germany, after almost 16 years. Lea Siebel (24), Damian …

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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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Welcome to European Waves!

This news platform is where the graduate students of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in European Politics & Society (EPS) will share their experiences, opinions and recommendations, as well as their insights into all things Europe (and beyond). During our two-year degree, we study in three different European Member States, where we try …

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Isolation Inspiration #1

This is EPS’s isolation inspiration: Every edition we will share with you what we have been watching, listening to, reading and whom we are currently following – basically everything that kept us going in these (let’s face it) rather boring times. This edition’s theme is everything Europe: From three informative Instagram accounts on the EU …

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