The position religion holds in modern Europe

By Radoslav Stefanov

Over the last few thousand years, ever since the dawn of the first civilizations, our ancestors were desperately craving for an explanation  of their surroundings and macrocosm (1).To do so, they had created an innumerable amount of gods in order to satisfy their need for order and security. This has left a great mark on […]

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In Search of Globalization

Simona Milhalca

Globalization defines our era perhaps more than anything else, transcending markets to become embedded in our nature, part of our social DNA. Decades of discussing, analysing and defining have not brought us any closer to a consensus on what “Globalization” truly means. Steger (2009) defines it as ‘not a single process, but a set of […]

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J’accuse…!

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF ESTONIA

Mr. Ratas,
In case you have not noticed yet, the cold war is over. Therefore your system of mandatory military conscription in Estonia cannot be justified. Neither in terms of security policy nor democratically. Refusal of serving is punished by imprisonment. What kind of democracy is that?! This system is not only ridiculous, it is simply outdated!

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Persecuted Beyond Borders

A view into Italian journalist, Claudia Torrisi’s, say on the troubles facing the LGBT community in Italy

After such a great reception of the article we shared entitled ‘Persecuted beyond borders: why Italy needs LGBT refugee shelters’, the YCF decided to interview the author of this piece. Claudia Torrisi is an Italian journalist who has a passion for social issues, migrations and human rights. She has a master’s degree in Law and […]

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Europe’s youth must stand up against populists

Commentary by Prof. Pohl

Now it has also reached Germany. The fact that a right-wing populist party, the AfD in Germany moves into the Bundestag with official provisional results of 12, 6% is another warning for Europe. Everywhere in Europe, tendencies to close the borders, return to the nation state and abolish a common currency can be seen.

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