L’Union Européenne ou l’optimisme : Les déboires du Partenariat Oriental

by Viktoria Holler et Mahault Piéchaud-Boura Comme Candide dans le comte philosophique de Voltaire, l’Union pleine d’optimisme a décidé d’élargir ses horizons. En 2003, elle lance la Politique Européenne de Voisinage pour établir un « cercle d’amis » promouvant la stabilité et la prospérité, et permettant aux pays concernés un rapprochement avec l’Union européenne. Cette politique se…

Generation Europe: Nail your colours to the mast

by Catherine Lankes The very foundation of the European Union is crumbling, and we are partly to blame. We, the young Europeans, for whom passport controls along the Austrian-German border are a distant memory of the past. We, the EU’s twenty-somethings, who spend the Union’s money on cheap wine during our Erasmus exchange semesters. We,…

Lisbon

by András Zágoni-Bogsch The afternoon Sun is setting on the broad Tagus River as a colorful array of passers-by cross the Praca do Comércio. This is one of Lisbon’s prestigious main squares, whose extensive marble-covered surface has served for centuries as a gateway for envoys, merchants and visitors. Looking at the proportions of this dazzling…

ETIAtalks Season Review: Topics in Sustainable Agriculture

by Maria Wirth & Victoria Haykin ETIAtalks is an annual series of panel discussions organized by students of the Environmental Technologies and International Affairs (ETIA) programme offered conjointly by the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology. Panel topics explore environmental issues, and how these interconnect with society, politics, international relations and…

Discussing Gender Equality: An Interview with MEP Angelika Mlinar

by Florian Kohlfürst & Johanna Lindner  The third goal of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was to “promote gender equality and empower wome.n. The gender parity target in primary and secondary education was set a deadline in 2005, ten years before the general deadline of the MDGs in 2015. This underlines its importance and…