The EU Referendum: The challenge of democracy

image: freeimages.com/Pascal Thauvin by Jack Layton The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter – Winston Churchill   On 23rd June Britain will go to the ballot box to decide whether or not we should leave the European Union. A moment of direct democracy worthy of the legacy that harks back to the public forums of ancient Greece. Come 24th … Continue reading The EU Referendum: The challenge of democracy

Nationalism, populism and other European diseases

image:  “EU Scrabble” by Jeff Djevdet by Angela Munoz Aroca Within less than two months for the British referendum to take place, an anxious feeling is growing within the European public opinion, having as a result a growing number of articles published regarding this topic. In contrast to the low profile followed by many European institutions, governments, businesses organizations and the media before, we are now bombed … Continue reading Nationalism, populism and other European diseases

Keeping them out or Locking us in? Legal implications of the Free Movement of Workers

image: freeimages.com/Burcin Tuncer by Hari Raithatha A simple solution to a complex problem – an internal market with free movement of goods and workers. A system with the optimum allocation of resources within the EU; where labour could be allocated across Europe as per the needs of individual member states. A catalyst towards greater European Integration. As the UK prepares itself for the most important referendum … Continue reading Keeping them out or Locking us in? Legal implications of the Free Movement of Workers

From the Editor – April 2016.

by the Editor, Kestell Duxbury The reason I selected our social media banner to be the cover photo this month is because, as you have probably seen, The Priori has undergone some fairly big changes. For the first time, we are using our own domain name. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to put a small amount of money into this project, and everyone is … Continue reading From the Editor – April 2016.

The UK and Europe: Closer Apart?

image: freeimages.com/Vince Varga by Ben Walters President Obama’s advice during his recent visit – that the UK is stronger within the EU – was evidently irksome in itself to many of Eurosceptic persuasion. His follow-up threat, then, that the US would not be immediately inclined to establish a new trade agreement with the UK should it vote to leave, would surely have left at least … Continue reading The UK and Europe: Closer Apart?

The People’s Choice for Change: the Result of the 4.13 Election in South Korea

image: freeimages.com/Attilio Lombardo by Wint Jan South Korea has faced big political changes since the last election on the 13th of April, 2016. Even though a number of analysts had expected the ruling Saenuri Party to take the majority in the Assembly again, the Korean people’s actual selection headed towards the opposing Democratic Party. Out of a possible 300 parliamentary seats, the Democratic Party won … Continue reading The People’s Choice for Change: the Result of the 4.13 Election in South Korea

One among many ‘Islams’: Political Islam

image: freeimages.com/Jennie L by Baris Celik In his September 2014 speech at the French Parliament, Laurent Fabius argued that naming the organisation as ‘Islamic state’ is what the perpetrators are actually aiming to achieve. Although they want to be associated with Islam, as Fabius said that day, they have nothing to do with it. But the issue gets a bit murky when who has anything to … Continue reading One among many ‘Islams’: Political Islam

The Refugee Crisis in Germany: Part II

Image: freeimages.com/Tomasz Kaczmarek   by Max Schwind In March’s feature piece ‘The Refugee Crisis in Germany – Part I: Refugees Welcome?’ I have painted a broad, general picture of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in Germany in order to provide a solid overview on this topic, especially for our many non-German readers. For the second part of this topic, it is my goal to provide an in-depth … Continue reading The Refugee Crisis in Germany: Part II