Ida’s Blog #3: Space politics and gender equality

Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself…

Climate Migrants: The New Refugee Crisis

During recent years, Europe has faced a refugee crisis. A great amount of people in regions close to Europe had to flee their home country due to war, violence or persecution. Even though people are displaced every day, Europe wasn’t…

My Time at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another European organization with a very similar name: the Council of Europe. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined.…

Are Too Many Swedish-Speaking Finns Moving to Sweden?

Not many people outside of Scandinavia know that there is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. About 300,000 people in Finland speak Swedish as their mother tongue, and they comprise about 5.5 percent of the population. Even if the minority is…