OPINION: Terror on women is a problem beyond terrorism

  The Manchester attack last Monday, claiming 22 innocent lives, is another instance of terrorism’s devastating, global impact. But the symbolism of bombing an Ariana Grande concert speaks to a kind of violence in society that is often overlooked. By: Sumaya Quillian In the week since the Manchester bombing, there have been many articles reflecting on … More OPINION: Terror on women is a problem beyond terrorism

Walloon Minister-President Magnette at the College: “Our opposition was not about Canada, it was about principles”

On Friday 28 April, Minister-President Paul Magnette of the federated Walloon regional government addressed students at the College of Europe about the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), and more importantly, about his opposition to this agreement. The key message? CETA itself was simply collateral damage to a broader opposition based on principles against a … More Walloon Minister-President Magnette at the College: “Our opposition was not about Canada, it was about principles”

Alumni Insights – In conversation with Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock, labour MP and former Director for Europe and Central Asia at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, is the second College ancient to share his views on Brexit, UK politics and life at the College with us this semester. By: Sammy Kerr Kinnock spoke to LVC shortly after Labour MPs were whipped into voting for the Government’s … More Alumni Insights – In conversation with Stephen Kinnock

OPINION: EU enlargement challenges and opportunities: a Macedonian’s view

By: Lolita Hasani With the 2004 enlargement and the 2013 accession of Croatia, the enlargement policy has proved to be one of the most successful EU policies in the Balkans. All Western Balkan countries now have a European perspective, want to join the EU and are part of the enlargement process. Regarding Macedonia, we are a … More OPINION: EU enlargement challenges and opportunities: a Macedonian’s view

The European Union and China: the power of feelings

College of Europe students visited the Chinese Mission to the EU in Brussels By: Elise Cuny On 13 January, a group of ten students accompanied by Professor Men, director of the EU-China Research Centre in the International Relations and Diplomacy department, were warmly welcomed to the Chinese mission to the EU by the First Secretary for … More The European Union and China: the power of feelings

THE NEW PINOCCHIOS

What Carlo Collodi’s Classic Helps Reveal About the Post-Truth Phenomenon. By: Jessica Ní Mhainín In Pinocchio the notoriously dishonest puppet is compared to a hare, a goat, a fish, a frog, a bird and a dog. When the former Irish Prime Minster, Bertie Ahern, was confronted with evidence that contradicted a statement he had previously made, … More THE NEW PINOCCHIOS