Posts byMina Schmidt

From Europhoria to Europhobia

Exploring The Political Dimension of the Euro Instability

When Euro bills and coins were launched into circulation on New Year’s Eve in 2002, excitement was roaring through the streets of Europe as people rushed to cash machines to hold the new unified European currency in their hands. The Euro was a symbol of European integration and economic flourishing. However, this initial excitement did
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Neom: A Utopian Clash between Tradition and Modernity

The shadow side to the utopian dream city Neom

“The Line”. What sounds like one of Netflix’s dystopian shows is actually a fully-fledged project of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of the country’s “vision 2030” plan. “The Line” is the infrastructural city planning of the future metropole Neom, a modern ecotopia, promising harmony, sustainability, health and innovation all within an
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