Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: The Sad State of Press Freedom

Freedom of the Press is at risk in the EU’s Periphery. In particular, journalists in Greece and Malta face potential backlash from their national governments and even death.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spain Still Dealing With Fascist Past

Spain continues to confront its fascist past. its latest effort to do so included the exhumation of the body of José Antonio Primo de Rivera from the Valley of Cuelgamuros.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: “Be Manly” Catholic Mens Group Divides Croatian Society

A group of men known as Muževni Budite (Be Manly) has been praying in public and causing controversy in Croatia with beliefs such as prohibiting abortion and the need for women to dress modestly. Opponents are concerned as while the group is small for now, this can easily change.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: European Union and 15 Member States Sue Hungary

15 EU member states join the European Union in its lawsuit against Hungary regarding the Child Protection Act. The EU and these member states accuse Hungary of discrimination against the LGBT community and attempt to portray members of the community as pedophiles who are a threat to children.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Slovenia Eager To Recruit Foreign Workers

Slovenia’s national government hopes to attract more foreign workers to fill job vacancies through recent legislation the government passed.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Portugal Ends Golden Visa Program To End Housing Crisis

Portugal ends its golden visa program to relieve pressure on its housing market, but this is only one of the many causes of the crisis.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Politicians In Poland Clash Over Eating Bugs

Politicians in Poland accuse each other of wanting to force citizens to eat insects instead of meat ahead of the election later this year.

Post Conflict Era: The Future of the EU Strategic Autonomy

The Russo-Ukraine conflict has strengthened the EU’s will to seek strategic autonomy. However, the EU’s reliance on the US and NATO for security may halt further plans for strategic autonomy.