Slovakian General Election, March 2020

On Saturday the 29 February Slovakia went to the polls for what is only their eighth general election since their establishment as an independent country from the Czech Republic in 1993.   Background to Slovakian General Elections: Slovakia is a unicameral parliamentary, representative democratic republic with a prime minister who is the head of government…

Galway at the Heart of Europe | Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

Ireland has the capacity to make a unique contribution to shaping the future of Europe in view of its considerable recent experience with deliberative democracy and citizen participation. European Commission Vice President for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica shared this view with the people of Galway in a Citizens’ Dialogue “Galway at the Heart of Europe”,…

The End of the Beginning

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” This was the reaction of Winston Churchill to the British victory over German forces in Egypt in November 1942, signalling a major turning point of World War II. Today, 31 January…

Brexit Student Survey

Brexit is a threat to peace in Northern Ireland, say 80% of students European Movement Ireland survey on student attitudes to Brexit raises issues of the impact of Brexit on peace in NI and other areas of concern for students across the island of Ireland European Movement Ireland teamed up with the Union of Students…