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Mind the gender pay gap: Is sexist recruitment the case in the West?

Mind the gender pay gap: Is sexist recruitment the case in the West?

Adilia Jilgildina holds a master´s degree in Public Policy from the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests include gender studies, international politics, religious freedom and political philosophy. ____ INTRODUCTION   Given that there have been legislative equal pay provisions in place since 1950s, an unequal pay issue still remains very much persistent around the…

Burrowing into Books - “Lord of the Flies”

Burrowing into Books - “Lord of the Flies”

“Lord of the Flies” William Golding   “Evening was come, not with calm beauty but with the threat of violence.”…

Should libertarians look up to Putin's Russia?

Should libertarians look up to Putin's Russia?

There is more freedom in Russia than in the EU. Russia is not perfect, but is EU really better? Running a business is easier in Russia, cause the EU regulations don’t reach there. As surprising as it might seem, I didn’t take these statements from the website of RT, Sputnik, or any other propaganda outlet of Kremlin. Neither did they come from the facebook page of AfD, National…

Great Expectations: welfare reform

Great Expectations: welfare reform

The British government is currently rolling out a welfare reform, called Universal Credit, that looks quite promising. Despite Brexit taking much of the news cycles, the Universal Credit rollout has triggered protests and angry responses. Considering what the reform represents, it really ought to be receiving international, as well as, domestic attention. Universal Credit reform has become a…

Kosovans deserve visa-free travel

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Blogger: Bill Wirtz
Kosovans deserve visa-free travel

A generation of young Kosovans has been taught that freedom of movement is conditional on productivity, and that their productivity is conditional on their freedom of movement. Let’s avoid a generation of “trapped” youth. Last week I had the utmost pleasure to be a speaker at the European Students For Liberty Regional Conference in Prishtina, Kosovo, where I explained the…

Italy's Budget Proposal: A Fiscal Nonsense

Italy's Budget Proposal: A Fiscal Nonsense

“Italy plans an obvious significant deviation of the recommendations adopted by the Council under the Stability and Growth Pact for 2019.” This was the clear message that Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, sent the Italian Minister of Finance and Economy regarding the budget proposal elaborated by Italy’s coalition government for fiscal year…

To what extent is the Rohingya crisis a threat to global governance?

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To what extent is the Rohingya crisis a threat to global governance?

Adilia Jilgildina holds a master´s degree in Public Policy from the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests include gender studies, international politics, religious freedom and political philosophy. ____ Myanmar has a long record of inter-ethnic conflict, human rights abuses, repression, violence and extreme poverty. The situation started to take shape in 1950s when the Myanmar…

Salvini's ethnic shop restrictions are purposefully destructive

Blogger: Bill Wirtz
Salvini's ethnic shop restrictions are purposefully destructive

Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, suggested this month that “ethnic shops” should not be allowed to remain open past 9 p.m. The suggestion is not only bigoted, it is also likely to worsen the state of integration in the Southern European country.   Salvini specifically targets migrants   The far-right Lega leader, Salvini, is targeting these night shops,…

Is it okay to hate your own country?

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Is it okay to hate your own country?

Hating your country is an act of patriotism. The first democratic country in the post-communist bloc, which is now at the forefront of authoritarianism in Europe. A country whose Independence Day is the saddest event of the year. A country aiming to be the leader of the region, yet doing everything to achieve precisely the opposite. A country whose people stood up to two totalitarianisms, yet…

Should Russia's chequebook diplomacy be a real concern in Europe?

Blogger: Bill Wirtz
Should Russia's chequebook diplomacy be a real concern in Europe?

The European Union is debating whether or not to include more countries from the Balkans in the organisation. The narrative is: integrate them into the West now, before they become puppets of Putin's Russia. But is that really true?   The "How" and "Why" of the EU's enlargement   In 2004, the European Union had its biggest enlargement process yet,…

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