April 4th, 2018, in Brussels

On the early morning we headed towards the EU commission for Competition. It was a meeting with the section dealing with laws about competition on the market. Due to a large security process at the entrance the meeting had to be held quite short. We learned about the Commission’s role...

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April 3rd, 2018, in Brussels

We started the second day visiting the European Parliament. Brussels hosts the main offices of the Members of the European Parliament so we could not miss the opportunity to experience how they work and what they do. We were given an introductory talk and then we went to see the...

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April 2nd, 2018, in Brussels

On April 2nd at 4:20 in the morning a tired bunch of UPF travel committee all met at Lund C on our first step on the way to Brussels, but no matter how tired people were everyone was no doubt excited for what was ahead. After some sleep on the...

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December 1st, 2017 in Taiwan

Last day of study visits. We got up early after a late night outing. We took the public transport to a new side of the city that we’ve never seen to visit the Nicaraguan Embassy. This meeting was very interesting and different. Nicaragua is one of the few countries that...

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November 30th, 2017 in Taiwan

On Thursday, our group marched on to the headquarters of the World League of Freedom and Democracy (WLFD). We were warmly greeted by the President of the WLFD, Mr. Yao Eng-Chi, and the WLFD R.O.C. Chapter President, Mr. Tseng Yung-Huan, as well as four other long-term advisors. President Yao gave...

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November 29th, 2017 in Taiwan

Out of all the days we spent rushing through the streets and offices in Taipei, Wednesday was by far the most intense, albeit being a lot of fun. We started the day with a short briefing about Taiwan’s role in Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They showed us...

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November 28th, 2017 in Taiwan

The sun peaked through thin blinds, while sleepy swedes stirred from jet-lagged sleep. With blue skies and a temperature of 30 C, memories of cold and rainy Sweden quickly faded in this tropical paradise. Our first meeting of the day started at Covestro. It’s a German-owned polymer company with focus...

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November 27th, 2017 in Taiwan

Democratic Progressive Party The first meeting of the day was with the youth branch of the Democratic Progressive Party which is the current leading party in Taiwan which also celebrated the 33-year anniversary for the party. The party’s key issues concern labour and economy with focus and small and middle-sized...

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Thoughts on Western Sahara

When a group of students with a big interest in international politics are making plans for a trip to Morocco, one topic being discussed will for sure be the situation in Western Sahara. The area is located south of Morocco and has been occupied by the country since the 70’s,...

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Cultural mixes in Morocco: Arab, French and Berber 

Oh, beautiful Rabat. It’s so easy to long back for you! À bientôt, inchallah. Once you arrive in Morocco you are immediately stricken by the bilingualism of the country. The sound of chatter in French and Arabic will reach your ears and wherever you look signs that will guide you...

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