Stefania Mascolo

Stefania Mascolo

Stefania is currently a student in International Relations, Security and Development Master program at Universidad autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. Previously graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy at Università di Bologna, Italy, she focuses her studies on European geopolitics and Foreign affairs, along with human and animal rights and environmental defense. She combines International Affairs with journalism and literature through publications and teaching experience in Europe and South America.
    • Agromafia: how Italy is turning migrants into slaves

      Supposedly, slavery was abolished centuries ago. But most recent statistics say that in Europe over 1 million people are slaves, victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and forced labour. Italy is one of the European countries, along with Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Romania where modern slavery labour conditions are...
    • Freedom of speech in Turkey has been imprisoned

      Since July 2016, when a section of the Turkish military led a coup attempt to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state of emergency in Turkey has repeatedly been extended. This constant state of emergency has allowed the President and his administration to take decisions and act without parliamentary approval...
    • The role of the oil market in the Kurdish referendum

      While Europe remains largely focused on the tension between the Spanish government and the Catalonia region after the greatly debated referendum that occurred on 1 October 2017, in the Middle East, another population is striving for independence. On 25 September 2017, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), under the leadership...
    • Western Sahara, the never-ending colony

      The Western Sahara Conflict is more than a forgotten crisis, it is a thorny geopolitical issue which lasts for 40 years. Despite the involvement of several international actors, such as the International Court of Justice and the United Nations, the situation is still in deadlock and Saharawi people are...
    • Migrant crisis: time for Europe to change tactics

      Europe’s migrant crisis was defined the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. The number of arrivals on Europe’s shores is kept up-to-date daily and European leaders’ statements resound on television, while on the screens flow images of migrants’ faces...
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