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    Mogens Lykketoft: “A Trump victory would be a nightmare for everything we have worked towards in the UN”

Mogens Lykketoft: “A Trump victory would be a nightmare for everything we have worked towards in the UN”

With America due to elect its next President, what will the outcome mean for Europe and the rest of the world? In an interview with EUROPP’s editors Stuart Brown and Tena Prelec, Mogens Lykketoft, the former President of the UN General Assembly, discusses what a Trump victory would mean for the international community, whether Hillary Clinton would adopt the […]

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    Interview with Bulgarian presidential candidate Traycho Traykov: “The EU needs to speak with one voice when dealing with Russia”

Interview with Bulgarian presidential candidate Traycho Traykov: “The EU needs to speak with one voice when dealing with Russia”

Bulgaria will hold presidential elections on 6 November, with a referendum on party funding and the electoral system taking place on the same date. In a discussion with Adelina Marini, Traycho Traykov, the candidate for the Reformist Bloc, outlines where he believes Bulgaria needs to improve, why the EU could do more to exert its influence on the global […]

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    Saša Radulović: My plan is to become Mayor of Belgrade and use that platform to win Serbia’s next parliamentary election

Saša Radulović: My plan is to become Mayor of Belgrade and use that platform to win Serbia’s next parliamentary election

Serbian opposition leader Saša Radulović, a former Minister of the Economy and leader of Dosta je Bilo (Enough is Enough), has ambitious plans. Speaking to EUROPP editor Tena Prelec, he elaborates on why he feels Serbia has lost its way under Aleksandar Vučić’s leadership, gives details of the media blackout he alleges his movement suffers from, and explains why he believes […]

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    Interview with Irina Bokova, Candidate for UN Secretary General: “My biggest priority is to keep the United Nations relevant”

Interview with Irina Bokova, Candidate for UN Secretary General: “My biggest priority is to keep the United Nations relevant”

The United Nations will select a new Secretary General this year to take over from Ban Ki-moon, whose term ends on 31 December. In the leadup to the appointment, we are featuring interviews with some of the candidates for the role. In the fourth of these discussions, EUROPP editor Tena Prelec speaks to Irina Bokova, the candidate from Bulgaria, […]

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    Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “The cost of keeping the Eurozone together probably exceeds the cost of breaking it up”

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “The cost of keeping the Eurozone together probably exceeds the cost of breaking it up”

Can the euro be saved? In an interview with Artemis Photiadou and EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz discusses the structural problems at the heart of the Eurozone, why an amicable divorce may be preferable to maintaining the single currency, and how European leaders should respond to the UK’s vote to leave the […]

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    Interview with Sadiq Khan: “London must have a seat at the table during the negotiations to leave the EU”

Interview with Sadiq Khan: “London must have a seat at the table during the negotiations to leave the EU”

What will Brexit mean for the city of London? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, discusses his new ‘London is Open’ campaign, the effect of Brexit on Londoners, and whether there is a case for London having more say over how the money it generates in tax revenue is spent.

What is […]

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    Interview with Natalia Gherman, candidate for UN Secretary General: “Human rights transcend security, development, and humanitarian responses”

Interview with Natalia Gherman, candidate for UN Secretary General: “Human rights transcend security, development, and humanitarian responses”

The United Nations will select a new Secretary General this year to take over from Ban Ki-moon, whose term ends on 31 December. In the leadup to the appointment, we will be featuring interviews with some of the candidates for the role. In the second of these discussions, EUROPP editors Tena Prelec and Stuart Brown speak to Natalia Gherman, […]

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    Interview with Igor Luksic, Candidate for UN Secretary General: “Young people must be integrated into decision-making processes”

Interview with Igor Luksic, Candidate for UN Secretary General: “Young people must be integrated into decision-making processes”

The United Nations will select a new Secretary General this year to take over from Ban Ki-moon, whose term ends on 31 December. In the leadup to the appointment, we will be featuring interviews with some of the candidates for the role. In the first of these discussions, EUROPP editor Tena Prelec speaks to Igor Luksic, the candidate from […]

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    Petrit Selimi: “The sight of our athletes marching in Rio de Janeiro will be the pinnacle of state-building for Kosovo”

Petrit Selimi: “The sight of our athletes marching in Rio de Janeiro will be the pinnacle of state-building for Kosovo”

A government reshuffle is imminent in Kosovo after the troubled election of Hashim Thaci as President on 4 March. In an interview with EUROPP editor Tena Prelec, acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Petrit Selimi, discusses the issues of recognition and state-building, recent problems with the opposition using tear gas in Kosovo’s parliament, high-level corruption, and Kosovo’s participation in the […]

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    Siv Jensen: “The EEA agreement has served Norway well, but it’s not a free ride”

Siv Jensen: “The EEA agreement has served Norway well, but it’s not a free ride”

Norway, as one of the largest oil and gas exporters in the world, has had to cope with a substantial drop in the price of oil since 2014. The country is also frequently cited in the context of the UK’s upcoming referendum as a potential model for Britain to follow should it opt to leave the EU. In a […]

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    Wolfgang Schäuble: “Europe will only work if the rules are the same for smaller and bigger member states”

Wolfgang Schäuble: “Europe will only work if the rules are the same for smaller and bigger member states”

Germany has had a central role in shaping the policies that have been implemented to address the Eurozone crisis and the persistent economic problems faced by European countries in its aftermath. Following a recent lecture at LSE, Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, took questions from LSE staff and students on the need for rules to be applied consistently across […]

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    Yanis Varoufakis: “The UK should stay in the EU to fight tooth and nail against the EU’s anti-democratic institutions”

Yanis Varoufakis: “The UK should stay in the EU to fight tooth and nail against the EU’s anti-democratic institutions”

In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses the launch of his new ‘Democracy in Europe’ movement (DiEM25), the UK’s upcoming referendum on EU membership, and why a surge of democracy is needed to prevent the EU from sliding toward disintegration.

You have just launched a new political movement, DiEM25, which has the […]

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    Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro has been formally invited to join NATO, in the first expansion of the organisation since Albania and Croatia joined in 2009. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator, Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, discusses the country’s efforts to join both NATO and the EU, the recent protests against Montenegro’s government, and how the country’s NATO […]

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    Five minutes with Javier Solana: ‘Europe must respond to the refugee crisis as it would have liked the world to respond to its suffering’

Five minutes with Javier Solana: ‘Europe must respond to the refugee crisis as it would have liked the world to respond to its suffering’

How should the EU respond to the multiple challenges it presently faces, from economic malaise to the refugee crisis and the conflict in Ukraine? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Javier Solana discusses why Europe should take inspiration from its experience during two world wars in its efforts to help refugees, how the EU can play a greater role […]

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    Five minutes with James Ker-Lindsay: “I have never seen the EU so utterly divided and working against the very principles upon which it was built”

Five minutes with James Ker-Lindsay: “I have never seen the EU so utterly divided and working against the very principles upon which it was built”

How has the refugee crisis affected countries in South Eastern Europe? In a discussion on the situation in Serbia, Croatia and Hungary, James Ker-Lindsay argues that with no country – Germany included – managing to get all of their moves right, the crisis is proving to be the most divisive issue Europe has so far had to face.

Serbia […]

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    Five minutes with Catherine de Vries: “The left is now split over whether they simply oppose the EU’s policies or oppose what the EU stands for overall”

Five minutes with Catherine de Vries: “The left is now split over whether they simply oppose the EU’s policies or oppose what the EU stands for overall”

How has opposition to the European Union changed in light of the Greek debt crisis, the UK’s planned referendum on EU membership, and the migration crisis in the Mediterranean? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Catherine de Vries discusses the impact the UK’s referendum might have on the continent, the nature of left-wing Euroscepticism, and why immigration […]

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    Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

Five minutes with Gideon Skinner: “The trend in the polling is clearly toward support for the UK staying in the EU”

What can the polling tell us about the likely result in the UK’s referendum on EU membership? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI, discusses the recent trends in British public opinion, the potential for David Cameron’s intended renegotiation to shape the outcome, and why despite current support for […]

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    Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Five minutes with Peter Parycek: “Data and artificial intelligence are areas where we’ll see big changes to the way democracy works”

Do digital technologies have the potential to completely transform our systems of politics and government, and if so to what extent? One of the people at the forefront of answering this question is Peter Parycek, the Chair of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015, and Head of the Centre for E-Governance at Danube University, Krems. Democratic Audit’s […]

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    Five minutes with Barry Eichengreen: “We are a matter of weeks away from a Greek default unless a deal can be reached”

Five minutes with Barry Eichengreen: “We are a matter of weeks away from a Greek default unless a deal can be reached”

With no agreement yet reached between Greece and its creditors, there are doubts over whether the country will be able to make a scheduled debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund in early June. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Barry Eichengreen discusses whether a compromise is still possible, what a default would mean for the country, […]

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    Five minutes with Alan Sked: “I think UKIP’s campaign was dreadful”

Five minutes with Alan Sked: “I think UKIP’s campaign was dreadful”

UKIP received 12.6 per cent of the vote, but only one seat in the UK’s general election. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Alan Sked, the founder and former leader of UKIP, discusses his views on the party’s campaign and his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on the UK’s EU membership.

UKIP ended up winning one seat in […]

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