By Joanna Sowińska  Politics is odd. It is often characterised by the lust for political power, and the Polish government is a clear example of this phenomenon. In 2015, Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (eng. Law and Justice), a right-wing, populist, conservative party won the national elections for the second time since its creation inContinue Reading

By Caitlin Elston-Weidinger April 10th–just a month ago, stuck somewhere between apprehensive and unbothered–we were discussing the first two closures of the stock markets over a joint at Vondelpark, attending lectures with an air of hesitation over what was still only being fatefully understood as a Chinese or Italian problem.Continue Reading

By Tom Schulte In about a year, on the 17th of March, the Netherlands will have its next general election. This is, of course, if the current government does not fall prematurely. The cabinet of Rutte III started this political year very strong; it had managed to negotiate both aContinue Reading

By Juni Moltubak A simple explanation of Western pride and COVID-19 The Netherlands has been described as the weakest link in the chain of European resistance against the Corona-virus, and their modest approach resembles that of a number of other western-European states. This will have grave consequences, but not necessarilyContinue Reading