As we enter the final week of the European election campaign, Europa United contributor Bárbara Matias brings us the update on Portugal and how it is running with the European election circus. In a year – some would even say decade – of political turmoil in the European […]
Bárbara Matias is a Human Rights graduate student from Columbia University. She is now living and working in Kosovo, has previously interned at NATO and the EU, and speaks six languages. Her research interests include migration and forced displacement, European affairs and EU enlargement, and transatlantic relations.
It’s been bumper week for us here at Europa United with eight articles from our contributors on what Europe means to them but we are not finished yet. In our ninth and final article celebrating Europe Day, we decided to hold off until today to publish this wonderful piece […]
In early 2018, the European Neighbourhood Policy’s Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn confirmed that Montenegro and Serbia are on course to become the newest Member States of the European Union, by 2025. As efforts are being directed at an enlargement that will bring Western Balkan candidate countries into […]
A successful lobby by the Portuguese government resulted in the relocation of twenty four refugees belonging to the Yazidi religious minority from Greece to the Northern city of Guimarães Portugal, in March 2017. As I write this piece in January 2018, Saman Ali is the only remaining. The […]
Europa United’s Barbara Matias is an expert on forced displacement, and her graduate thesis from Columbia University is on the role of Portugal as a destination for asylum in the refugee crisis among EU member states. In this piece , Barbara examines the current situation regarding the partners and potential […]
Europa United’s Barbara Matias is our guest reviewer of the 2017 State of the European Union Address. “I have always fought for Europe. At times I have suffered with and because of Europe, and even despaired for it. Through thick and thin, I have never lost my love […]
Europa United is delighted to welcome Bárbara Matias as our newest member of the team. Bárbara is a Human Rights graduate student at Columbia University. She has previously interned at NATO and the EU, and speaks six languages. Her research interests include refugees and forced displacement, European affairs and […]