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7 May 2013
elections | European Parliament | EUROPEAN UNION | Franchise | Politics | Suffrage | Voting age | Youth Rights | Europe | Voting | International
The European Parliament is a directly elected body that covers all European Union members. It has 754 members who are elected once every five years. Unusually...
24 Apr 2013
EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | international conflict | Monetary Union | Peace | SINGLE CURRENCY | Europe | International
The European Coal and Steel Community, the organisation that eventually became the European Union, was primarily created in order to help keep the peace in...
24 Aug 2012
EUROPEAN UNION | expansion | International Organisations | Politics | Turkey | Europe | Middle East | International
Turkey, being as one of the founding members of the Council of Europe and one of the earliest member states of NATO is pursuing its wish to access the European...
11 Jul 2012
Africa | Africa | African Union | Conflict | Development | EUROPEAN UNION | integration | International Organisations | International Relations | Organisation of African Unity | Politics | United States of Africa | International
In July 2002, the fifty-three members of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) disbanded that organization and inaugurated the African Union (AU). The goal...
This House believes that Europe should weaken its austerity measures to guarantee its citizens greater social support.
8 May 2012
Austerity | economics | economy | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | financial crisis | Fiscal Compact | Growth | role of government | Society | Spending | TAX | welfare | Economic policy | Employment | Eurozone crisis | Finance | Tax | Economy
On Saturday 5th May the French and Greeks went to the polls and both countries voted against austerity. In France President Sarkozy became the 11th European...
23 Mar 2012
Austerity | Deficit | economics | European financial crisis | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | National Debt | role of government | Economic policy | Eurozone crisis | Economy
Governments often face a dilemma wherein the public wants more services but also to pay less tax. Both are beneficial to the nation’s economy; the more a...
21 Mar 2012
The European Union (EU) currently has 27 member countries, twelve of which have joined since the new millennium. Since this large expansion further expansion,...
16 Mar 2012
European integration | EUROPEAN UNION | intergovernmentalism | International Relations | Neofunctionalism | Theory | Economic policy | Europe | Economy General | Political philosophy | International | Society | Philosophy | Economy
The two main competing theories of EU integration are Neo-functionalism and Intergovernmentalism. Although these theories have been heavily criticised, amended...
24 Feb 2012
European Enlargement | EUROPEAN UNION | International Organisations | Politics | Turkey | Americas | Politics General | Europe | Global | Middle East
Turkey has had a trade agreement with the European Union for over forty years, and first applied for membership of Europe’s premier club nearly forty years ago...
22 Feb 2012
European Constitution | European Parliament | EUROPEAN UNION | Lisbon Treaty | Politics | Europe | International
The European Constitution is an attempt to provide an overall restructuring of the current EU institutional layout in order to deal with important challenges...