German Chancellor Merkel ends her chancellorship in 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that she will step down as a leader of her Christian-Democratic Party and not run as a candidate in 2021. This step is a reaction to some devastating losses that her party had to face in recent regional elections. Merkel's leadership has been greatly weakened by her response to the influx of refugees into...
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The Fallout of the Helsinki Summit: Undermining Transatlantic Relations?

Oliver Schmidtke , Director of the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria By all accounts, the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin was bizarre. While the American intelligence community unanimously came to the conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 Presidential election and indicted12 Russian...
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European Migration Crisis Escalates

Oliver Schmidtke, director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, in an interview with CBC News Network. Hundreds of migrants on their way to Spain over the weekend, after Italy blocked the ship from its port. France’s president Macron criticized Italy, while Italian politicians called this statement hypocritical. How...
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New Government in Spain: What Change Can Be Expected?

David Moffette , University of Ottawa Introduction After 7 years in power, Mariano Rajoy is no longer Spain’s prime minister. On June 1 st , his minority People’s Party (PP) government lost a confidence vote, a first in the history of democratic Spain. His rival, the Socialist Pedro Sánchez, automatically became the new prime minister. The...
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Andrew Griffith: Canada, Europe and the changing nature of borders

Andrew Griffith is the former Director General at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and the author of "Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote". His work provides insight into how well multiculturalism works in Canada. In his interview series (three clips) with EUCAnet, Mr. Griffith touches on various themes regarding...
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Young scholar on the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Alex Norfolk, University of Victoria, wrote his Masters on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program in Victoria Bc. He analyzed the Community Partnership Network led by private initiatives and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, BC. Based on his investigation Alex came up with recommendations for further improvements of this...
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Italy’s populist-nationalist coalition government: on collision course with the European Union

Dr. Oliver Schmidtke , Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria In one way the uncertainty in Italian politics is about to come to an end: More than two months after the elections, Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League (Lega) have presented their government program and their choice for the...
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CEDoM Videos on migration - check out our channel

Our team launched a new playlist of over 30 videos with short interviews on current issues surrounding the themes of migration . The contributions touch themes of climate change, security, the refugee crisis, lessons for Canada and Europe and more.
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Christian Leuprecht: Global migration: Security issues and sustainable strategies

Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University, in an interview on global migration: what could a sustainable strategy include when coping with mass migration in future? This video clip was produced during the Borders in Globalization Conference in Ottawa, December 2017.
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Doug Saunders - Video presentation: Immigration in Europe and Canada

Doug Saunders presents his insights on immigration settlement strategies and best practices of integration in Europe and Canada . What are successful strategies and approaches to the integration of immigrants? This presentation was filmed in Ottawa on December 6th 2017 during a Borders in Globalization conference. The event was co funded by the...
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