As this unusual year nears its end, the CoSup, the student union of the European Schools, has decided to publish a report to the wider student constituency about its actions taken this scholastic year of 2019-2020: its duties of representation, its projects and its initiatives for the student body.
By László Molnárfi, S7HUA, EEB1 (Adapted from an essay for History).
Since its inception in 1957 with the Treaty of Rome, the European Economic Community (ECC) as it was called then was in a state of constant flux, soon becoming the European Community (EC) with the Merger Treaty of 1967, following the amalgamation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the EEC. By many, this is regarded as the beginning of the European Union (EU), the union that officially came into existence in 1993 with the so-called Maastricht Treaty – these changes would eventually usher in an era of closer cooperation as envisioned by Robert Schuman in early 1950s.
By László Molnárfi (Adapted from an essay for Geography), EEB1, S7HUA. With careless ease, the Greek and Turkish authorities have treated stranded migrants as pawns of a chessboard on the stage of international world politics, resulting in atrocities along the border. On the verge of this new crisis, it is up to those in charge, such as leaders of the European Union, to act humanely. In the past, this has not always happened to the fullest possible extent. By studying past mistakes, such as the 2015 European migrant crisis, perhaps humanity can do better in the future. So, what is the way forward for European leaders on dealing with this crisis, and what were these past mistakes?
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle in a home called Boskanter: A very small, humble and modest house; a bit rudimentary looking to the outsider, who has just left his modern apartment in downtown Brussels. Inside we meet some of the other inhabitants and are immediately sucked into their feeling of community – wrapped by an authentic feeling of homeliness, belonging and safety.
By Lucas Bonhomme Vazquez, EEB1, S7ENA. Whether it be representing Bolivia at school-organised MUNs, watching Peterson vs Zizek on YouTube, a pleasant classroom discussion initiated by your teacher or sitting on your favourite couch while spooning gluten-free vanilla ice-cream while the latest … Read More
For young people desperately looking to world leaders to properly deal with the climate crisis, there was a lot of optimism and media coverage around the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, it fell short of being a decisive step that would have enabled courts to take legal action to mitigate climate change.
By Varese, adapted for 13 Stars Newspaper by the Editorial Board. This year our Easter break falls during the nCOV-19 quarantine period. It doesn’t sound very exciting, but it is … Read More
By the CoSup (László MOLNÁRFI EEB1, Martina LALOVA EEB1, Filip KALAPISH EEB4).
On the 15th-17th of April 2020, the Board of Governors will reconvene through video conference to decide, among other things, on measures to take for the 2019-2020 European Baccalaureate session to ensure its fairness and integrity, after suspending classes in situ in March of 2020 until the Coronavirus crisis abates. What is the best decision to take?
By László Molnárfi, S7HUA, EEB1. Whereas deontologist principles – the idea that actions are judged on some inherent moral value– are very noble, the world often requires utilitarian principles. Deontologists … Read More
By Sveva Rembold, S2DE, European School of Varese. OUR VOICES COUNT – What would teenagers vote for if they could?