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The European Union, doomed to fail?

Looking at the headlines these days, the current situation of the European Union seems dark. The migrant crisis continues to reveal different policy approaches among the Member States, the newly erected system for redistributing migrants is completely dysfunctional and talks regarding a breakup of the Schengen-Area looms ahead, with countries …

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Antonin Scalia is dead, what happens now?

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was barely more than a rumour before all the usual suspects got involved in the political game surrounding his replacement. While this may seem a crass development, the man did have a lifetime appointment, and as long as the love of the …

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Is OPEC the new Mike Tyson?

Tyson’s Tokyo trauma of February 11th 1990, when the seemingly untouchable behemoth was brought back down to Earth with a bang, is playing out once more, but in the oil industry. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is stumbling, legs like jelly, eyes glazed as the energy world looks …

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Live from COP21: Two different worlds?

UPF:s very own UFS-representative and board member, Kajsa Fernström Nåtby, is, together with Klara Ezvik Nyström from UF Uppsala, spending the week in Paris, following COP21. This is part of a series of posts about their experience there. Enjoy!  When this is being published, one of the largest climate actions …

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Live from COP21: Who is paying for the green transformation?

UPF:s very own UFS-representative and board member, Kajsa Fernström Nåtby, is, together with Klara Ezvik Nyström from UF Uppsala, spending the week in Paris, following COP21. This is part of a series of posts about their experience there. Enjoy!                          …

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Live from COP21: Why not a zero degree target?

UPF:s very own UFS-representative and board member, Kajsa Fernström Nåtby, is, together with Klara Ezvik Nyström from UF Uppsala, spending the week in Paris, following COP21. This is part of a series of posts about their experience there. Enjoy!  “Al Gore’s speech is going to be shown on all screens” …

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Live from COP21: The common voice of climate justice

UPF:s very own UFS-representative and board member, Kajsa Fernström Nåtby, is, together with Klara Ezvik Nyström from UF Uppsala, spending the week in Paris, following COP21. This is the first of a series of posts about their experience there. Enjoy!  The second week of COP21 has taken off and the …

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Feline fine: the misadventures of Frankenkitty

During the height of the cold war, things were getting quite desperate on both sides when it came to the gathering of information. In 2001, the CIA released some previously classified documents showing exactly how radical these methods got at times. Come the 1960’s, the offices of Soviet intelligence agents …

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Birds of a feather stick together: Australia’s Great Emu War

In defiance over nature Australia has proved to be a worthy advisory. This is a nation proving to all other fauna that humans are on top of the metaphorical food chain. Mostly by barbequing other animals in large public facilities. Kangaroo and crocodile burgers are Australia’s statement against Mother Nature. …

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Not everyone plays ball at the world’s first Indigenous Games

On the 23rd of October the ’World Indigenous Games’ kicked off in Brazil, the first event of its kind. While it might not be of the same magnitude in the sports community as Brazil’s recent hosting of the World Cup in football, or the upcoming Olympic Games; this event does promise …

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