The Romanian Spirit

Comment: By Mitch Foyle-York

Had you found yourself in Bucharest as recently as a month ago, you would have thought yourself trapped in some kind of Sci-fi time portal. If it wasn’t for the modern fashion sense and mobile phones of those around you, and their more peaceful nature, you would have been forgiven for thinking you had been teleported to the 1989 Revolution against the Ceausescu regime. Continue reading

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Peace in Europe: Has Brexit Heightened the Risk of Conflict?

Comment: Written by Bridgette Lane.

On the 23rd June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. The ‘Leave’ vote won with a slim majority of 51.9 per cent; and while there were many elements to the Brexit debate, one that was not widely considered was how peace has existed between EU member states since the end of World War Two. The ideals of co-operation, free trade, and freedom of movement have developed Europe into a continent that is largely at peace with itself. Therefore, by voting to leave the EU, has the UK challenged the ideal of a peaceful Europe?  

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