Journalists and media are under fire literally all around the word every day and that’s part of the job in some cases. But it should not be the case in a modern democracy. Europa United’s Luca Contrino discussed the current state of safety for journalists following his attending of a preview screening of “Under the Wire”, a documentary focusing on […]
Originally from Italy, but something of a wanderer, I have recently completed a Master's Degree in International and European Relations at Linköping University in Sweden. I previously studied Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
A lover of travel, languages, and cooking amongst other things, I am certainly eager to learn new things and live life to the fullest!
I consider myself European having so far lived in six European countries, and the experience has convinced me of the EU's role as a force for good in the world.
Italy’s economic and social malaise has been playing out in slow motion for the last 30 or so years, and many of the structural issues that plagued Italy then still remain unresolved today. At present however, the Italian population is undergoing a heavy decline, thanks to both natural change and […]
That Europe’s population is ageing fast is not news. Most of the continent’s countries have the highest median ages on Earth (with only a few countries outside Europe demonstrating similar age structures in their populations, notably Japan). With these ageing populations and factors such as rapidly increasingly life expectancy both […]
Europa United contributor, Luca Contrino asses the current state of legislation in relation to cannabis usage and if there is a case for EU wide legalisation. With Canada’s Senate approving Bill C-45 (aka the Cannabis Act), a G7 nation has legalised recreational cannabis. Adding California’s circa 39 million inhabitants […]
As the World Cup plods along, Putin scores some goals of his own on the international arena. So where is Europe’s counter-strategy? Our regular contributor Luca Contrino is watching the tournament and wondering if this is the ultimate opportunity for Vladimir Putin to reinforce his interests around the […]
Europa United contributor Luca Contrino is taking a concerned view on the recent appointment of Matteo Salvini as Minister for the Interior and is giving notice to Europe that he may be here for longer than we all can expect. The coalition negotiations produced the most expected outcome, and […]
Europa United contributor Luca Contrino took time off to attend a insightful seminar on the future of Europe which was hosted by our good friends in United Europe in Germany just a few weeks ago. In conjunction with the Europe Day celebrations, we bring his report on the […]