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by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

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The following exclusive article is a collection of feelings, perspectives, ideas, opinions on what it means being a young European in 2017. Eleonora Lamio has interviewed for EPOS young women and young men, discussing with them the opportunities that the European Union is providing for all of us and analysing the challenges that we are asked to face in the near future to move forward into the process of the European integration

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What's left of populism?

Monday, 22 May 2017 07:58
by Eleonora Lamio & Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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The defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections opens a large debate on the theme of populism, nationalism and the future of this kind of Parties in Europe. The choice that French citizens made by electing Macron instead of Madame Le Pen shows, once again after the Dutch elections, that populist parties may sometimes be over estimated. Are the European populist parties a real political power or a false myth? Are they a homogeneous phenomenon or not? In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Eleonora Lamio and Giovanbattista Varricchio analyse the issue of populism in Europe, pointing out all the features of the phenomenon



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Epos converses with Mr. Nicolas Tenzer

by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)
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Eleonora Lamio has interviewed for EPOS WorldView Mr. Nicolas Tenzer, Director of Le Banquet review, chairman of the Centre d'étude et de réflexion pour l'action politique (CERAP), and international speaker on geo-strategical issues and political risk analysis. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Mr. Tenzer talks about the presidential elections in France, focusing on the victory of Macron, the defeated of the traditional parties, the “European Dream” and the internal and external political challenges that the newly elected President is asked to address. The interview is both in English and French

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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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Newly elected President Igor Dodon is pushing Moldova  back to the East side of the continent. He is the head of the Moldovan Socialist Party and won presidential elections in November 2016  against the pro-Western candidate Maia Sandu. Dodon presented himself as a man of dialogue that wants to restore good relations with Russia. He asked to the Commission of the Eurasian Union to consider the admission of his country as observer in the organization. What might be the geopolitical effects of this decision? What will the challenges that the Moldovan leadership is asked to address?



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Brexit: failure or opportunity?

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:45
by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

Brexit has been the most debated issue of the last months in Europe, because it represents a turning point not only in the history of the United Kingdom but especially in the that of the European Union. It is the first time, since the birth of the European Community, that a Member States decides to leave the EU. It has been a shock for the European Union, which normally rejects demands of admission but has never drafted a Withdrawing Agreement. Is Brexit a failure or an opportunity for all the actors involved, for United Kingdom and the European Union? What will be the future of the "European Dream" and of the Union Jack? In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Eleonora Lamio tries to answer these and other questions, pointing out and elucidating all the factors from a political, economic, social and cultural point of view 



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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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Serbia is going to be one of the key-country for the future of the European Union and one of the most important actors in the Balkans region as well as a balance player between West and East. On the 2nd of April, presidential elections were held into the Republic of Serbia, and the results have clearly showed a winner and have indicated a pathway through which the Serbians are going to set their own future. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, our new intern Giovanbattista Varricchio, International Relation – European Studies student at LUISS Guido Carli University, analyses the challenges and the perspectives of Serbia in the aftermath of the presidential elections, focusing on leadership, alliances and geopolitical strategies



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by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

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"Quo vadis Europa at 27?" was the question that the President of the EU Commission Jean Claude Junker raised in his speech at the Plenaria in Brussels last March 10th, presenting his document titled “White Paper on the Future of Europe”. All the European leaders have been asked to decide how the EU should react to its internal and external crises. Especially after Brexit, the EU is at an historical turning point: time has come to decide which path the EU should follow. As President Junker said,  “It is time to open a new chapter of our history”. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, our new intern Eleonora Lamio, Bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences at LUISS Guido Carli University, analyses the challenges that the European Union is facing, pointing out the political, economic, social and cultural implications



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by Giuseppe Provenzano

EPOS Insights

On Saturday 19 September, US Secretary of State John Kerry finally announced that Assad could not go immediately, if a negotiation process would require him to stay in the medium term. Most significantly, he spelled out what was unutterable even a couple of weeks ago in the foreign policy corridors: "let's do it with Iran and Russia". Are times finally becoming ripe for dumping the whole architecture of current US and EU policies towards Syria and resetting our stances? In this exclusive article for EPOS, Giuseppe Provenzano, an MA student at the School of Government at LUISS University and expert in MENA affairs and "Shia Crescent" issues, focuses on the question giving our readers an interesting point of view



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