ESAANZ Blog Series

ESAANZ Blog Series

The ESAANZ Blog Series is a weekly blog on European Studies submitted by the ESAANZ members and community. This initiative aims to further ESAANZ goals on contributing to a discussion of European studies in Australia, while also offering an opportunity for members, be they early career researchers or established academics to promote their ideas for discussion.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and not those of ESAANZ. ESAANZ reviews all blogs submitted for publication but will only censor information of a particularly sensitive nature.


ESAANZ welcomes contributions from its community, with articles accepted from a wide array of topics, including education, politics, the environment, business and more so long as there is some relationship to Europe or European Studies. If you are interested please send an email to and we will be in contact with you soon.



Volume 2, Issue 4: Stefano Riela - Stability and Growth Pact after COVID-19: back to the origin?

Volume 3, Issue 5: Hang Nguyen - Sustainable Development in the EU-Vietnam FTA

Volume 2, Issue 6: Stefano Riela - Biden makes EU members talk, once again, about tax coordination



Volume 1, Issue 1: Remy Davison - The EU Recovery Fund: Negotiation and Contention among EU Members

Volume 1, Issue 2: Gosia Klatt - Polish Presidential Election (Od dylematu do kaca moralnego – wybory na Prezydenta RP za granicą) - In Polish

Volume 1, Issue 3: Robert Mezyk - The European Union, Poland and authoritarianism


Volume 1, Issue 4: Bruno Mascitelli - Italy and the European Union: A rollercoaster journey? – A book summary

Volume 1, Issue 5: Nina Markovic - Western Balkans during COVID-19 pandemic: how a waltz between Brussels and Beijing is turning into a Dragon dance

Volume 1, Issue 6: Marco Brunazzo - Italy, the EU, and COVID - 19 (L’Italia, l’UE e il COVID-19) - In Italian

Volume 1, Issue 7: Anastasiya Byesyedina - Ukraine: where fallen statues become resurrected as Darth Vader


Volume 1, Issue 8: Maren Klein - Nach dem Lockdown ist vor dem Lockdown (After lockdown is before lockdown)

Volume 1, Issue 9: Ben Wellings - Brexit Negotiations and European Disintegration

Volume 1, Issue 10: Danica Jenkins - Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold: Alexei Navalny’s civic revolution and the unrest in Belarus

Volume 1, Issue 11: Elena Govor - Belarus: regaining national identity


Volume 2, Issue 1: Serena Kelly and Adam Griffin - GIs and Leaks: An update on the EU-NZ FTA negotiations

Volume 2, Issue 2: Marco Brunazzo - E’ sempre colpa dell’UE! Forse no (It is always the fault of the EU! Maybe not) (In Italian)

Volume 2, Issue 3: Matthew Coote - Brakujący. What Has Happened to Poland’s Social Democrats?

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