The Public Reckoning with Facebook

Facebook, along with the rest of the tech industry, is facing renewed scrutiny for governments and political watchdogs. Recently, Germany’s top court ruled that the company had abused its social media dominance to illegally collect data about its users. This comes after the already present antitrust concerns that resulted in Mark Zuckerberg agreeing to testify... Continue Reading →

Flirtations with the Far Right in Germany

With long-serving German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to step down next year, Germany finds itself at a crossroads entertaining the prospect of a far right resurgence, further weakening an already reeling European Union On February 10, 2020, German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced her intent to give up her post as president of the... Continue Reading →

UK Election Round-Up

Jeremy Corbyn (left), Labour Party and opposition leader, will attempt to earn a majority in the UK House of Commons and unseat Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson (right) as Prime Minister on December 12 Labour Party: The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has based their platform in increased spending on housing and climate change... Continue Reading →

EU Update: German Election

Another term for Chancellor Merkel? Quibbl predicts the outcome of today's election in Germany. By Nora Jaquemet On the 24th of September, Germany will elect the 29th Bundestag, the country's parliament, which will then choose the new German Chancellor. Angela Merkel has held the role for the past 12 years and is expected to be... Continue Reading →

Italy & The European Migrant Crisis

The Politics of Immigration in Italy and Europe Quibbl explains where the European migrant crisis starts and asks what might happen next By Nora Jaquemet with Ben Purcell From a US travel ban to an EU summit in Paris, effects of the European migrant crisis are felt all over the world, but the movement of refugees from... Continue Reading →

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