Marcu Niculescu is a Romanian-born PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Maastricht. He has developed a strong research interest in social movements, with a particular focus on digital activism.
Can Bulgaria achieve its Balkan ambitions?
Bulgaria’s new role as president of the Council of the EU has started with a bang – quite literally.
Montenegro: something had to give
The resignation of Milo Djukanovic, who has ruled Montenegro since 1991, is the logical end result of a political...
Italy’s Mafia finds blood money in unexpected places
The fact that Mafia groups have been handed construction contracts in places like Amatrice - recently destroyed by...
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Confronted with the suffering of Syrian refugees, mourning world heritage seems academic at best. But Islamic State...
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In the name of 'fighting terror', African strongmen are strengthening their hold on power.
Greece and the financial politics of football
Owning a football club has increasingly become a means of securing political influence in many European countries....