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A Win for Russia or a Win for the People?

A Win for Russia or a Win for the People?

A drastic change in political ideologies often results in a shift towards a new national identity. The recent elections in Moldova and Bulgaria mark Eastern Europe’s shift from a pro-European Union stance towards a pro-Russian one. Igor Dodon of Moldova and Ruman Radev of Bulgaria both came into power through the people’s desire to break...
Switzerland: The Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Policies by the People

Switzerland: The Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Policies by the People

A sigh of relief swept across Switzerland when a controversial proposal from the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) lost in a recent vote on 28 February. The proposal stated that if a foreigner committed two crimes, whether the crimes were minor or major, they would be expelled from the Swiss state. With a 58.9 per cent...
‘Why is Greece Guilty?’

‘Why is Greece Guilty?’

The inability to act upon a humanitarian crisis calls into question the ethical and moral values of a state. With the rising influx of refugees entering the European Union, Greece finds itself at the epicentre of the crisis. Due to the proximity of its borders to the Middle East, Greece, especially the island of Lesbos,...