The Meme-ing of Life: The Reform Copyright War

[caption id="attachment_6191" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] “Once, right after the internet, there was an expectation for lex informatica to appear – a legal order, non-determined by borders and territories that should regulate digital world. It did not…

EU’s answer to the Russian Balkan route

[caption id="attachment_6201" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Stall on Knez Mihailova Street (Belgrade) with t-shirts, fridge magnets and mugs with Putin on them. Image: Alex Hendriks.[/caption]   The Balkans are a point of attention for Russia. The region…

Brexit for an ever closer Union?

Britain’s leave-vote breathes life into a ‘Schengen for Defence’ [caption id="attachment_6243" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A Belgian soldier on exercise with the EU Battlegroup in Germany, 2014 ©dimoc[/caption] Trough Brexit the European military integration has regained momentum.…

Poland’s Battle against Freedom

[caption id="attachment_5260" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Source: Pixabay.[/caption] Poland’s media landscape in 2016 has been transformed after controversial new laws have altered the nature of reporting in the country. Polish citizens and the European Union have both…

The TTIP of the iceberg: CETA to pave…

[caption id="attachment_6232" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Thousands of ‘Stop TTIP and CETA’ protesters march in Brussels, 20 September 2016. Source: Wikimedia Commons.[/caption]   The controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations between the EU and Canada…

Netherland’s Newfound Conservatism

[caption id="attachment_5402" align="alignnone" width="566"] Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands PVV party. Photo: Creative Commons.[/caption]   Bennet Nichol Banning Muslim immigration, cuts to foreign aid, closing the border. These are policies that one would expect…