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    Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “Digital freedom risk is one of the most important risks we face in modern society”

Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “Digital freedom risk is one of the most important risks we face in modern society”

The issue of privacy and the surveillance of digital communications has been a key topic of concern across Europe, particularly in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s disclosures on the surveillance activities conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA). In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Ulrich Beck discusses his view of digital risk, and the dangers […]

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    Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

George Galloway is a long-time anti-war campaigner and Member of the UK Parliament for Bradford West, having won a 2012 by-election as a member of the Respect Party. In an interview with Stuart Brown and Joel Suss, editors of EUROPP and the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog, he discusses events in Ukraine, the future of UK foreign […]

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    Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means”

Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means”

Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, becoming the 28th member state. Following the referendum on EU membership, however, a number of other referendums have been initiated by grassroots movements under the country’s Referendum Law, including an amendment to the Croatian constitution banning same-sex marriage (which passed in December 2013), and a referendum against the official use of Cyrillic […]

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    Five minutes with Anne Applebaum: “Putin cannot let Ukraine become a democratic, pro-European state”

Five minutes with Anne Applebaum: “Putin cannot let Ukraine become a democratic, pro-European state”

Tensions have continued to rise in Crimea ahead of a planned referendum on the region seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia. In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Anne Applebaum discusses the importance of Vladimir Putin’s domestic situation to his handling of the crisis, the role of the Russian media in shaping public opinion, and why a key […]

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    Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “All kinds of positive developments can result from climate change”

Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “All kinds of positive developments can result from climate change”

Climate change is one of the most salient issues facing governments across Europe, but does it have the potential to alter the political and social order of the world? In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Ulrich Beck discusses the transformations brought about by climate change, the role of global cities in generating innovation, and why climate sceptics […]

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    Five minutes with Guy Verhofstadt: “We simply cannot stand by and watch as a whole generation grows up without a good prospect of finding a job”

Five minutes with Guy Verhofstadt: “We simply cannot stand by and watch as a whole generation grows up without a good prospect of finding a job”

One of the major distinctions between the 2014 European Parliament elections and previous elections is that each political family will put forward formal candidates for President of the European Commission prior to the vote. In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister and Commission candidate for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for […]

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