Building an innovative and clean energy market in the EU

The European Union has to cope with various challenges concerning its energy situation, among which climate change, energy dependence, and oil prices on the rise. The energy transition appears to be a sustainable solution to tackle these challenges. What is the role of the innovation to foster energy transition in the EU ? Innovation is closely … Lire la suite de Building an innovative and clean energy market in the EU

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A future for the Western Balkans in the European Union?

After the fall of the Berlin wall, the European Union opened its gates to some States in Central and Eastern Europe. The States in the Western Balkans could be the next to join the European family. Nevertheless, this step of the enlargement process seems to cause numerous problems. While everyone knows at least the name … Lire la suite de A future for the Western Balkans in the European Union?

The New Chinese Silk Road: a challenge for Europe?

In an age of constant innovation and intense globalisation, connecting people and spaces through regional cooperation has never been so important. Both China and the EU have understood this and therefore seek to strengthen their place in neighbouring regions, working with but sometimes also against each other. It is no secret that China’s economic influence … Lire la suite de The New Chinese Silk Road: a challenge for Europe?

Las difrencias entre sueldos mínimos podrían ser una de las causas de la Europa de distintas velocidades

El debate ha sido lanzado de nuevo tras el aumento de 22% del sueldo mínimo en España Cada país europeo tiene sus propias condiciones de trabajo. Hasta ahora, siete estados miembros imponían sueldos mínimos por encima de 1000€, pero España entrará pronto en este grupo gracias al aumento de 22% anunciado por Pedro Sánchez a … Lire la suite de Las difrencias entre sueldos mínimos podrían ser una de las causas de la Europa de distintas velocidades

EU: How a migration crisis turned into a governance crisis

“We cannot continue to squabble to find ad-hoc solutions each time a new ship arrives. We need more, better organized, lasting solidarity – today and forever more.” In the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU needs to overhaul its asylum and immigration system into a more sustainable and resilient one. And rightly … Lire la suite de EU: How a migration crisis turned into a governance crisis

Finally, the end of the crisis… Really?

The Euro zone finally seems to have emerged from the crisis, as some indicators and the attitude of the ECB tends to suggest. It is not quite out of trouble yet, and public authorities should be careful and keep in mind some possible consequences of such an economic shock on the populations. Mario Draghi, the … Lire la suite de Finally, the end of the crisis… Really?

Nancy Wake: The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi With Her Bare Hands.

Wellington born Nancy Wake became the most decorated service woman of the Second World War. Primarily active in France, Wake became a key member of the French resistance, and by 1943 she was the Gestapo’s most wanted person with a 5-million-franc bounty on her head. Known as ''The White Mouse'' due to her propoensity for … Lire la suite de Nancy Wake: The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi With Her Bare Hands.

Data protection and privacy: The EU’s fight to claim back the robbed data we offered online

In Latin, data means “something given”. The word is sadly extremely well chosen when referring to the information we offer online. The recent changes in EU law show the concern citizens have towards the ever-growing data empire. Considered as the harshest digital law in the world, the GDPR refers to the General Data Protection Regulation. … Lire la suite de Data protection and privacy: The EU’s fight to claim back the robbed data we offered online

All you wanted to know about “good” lobbying but were afraid to ask

Although the word “lobbyist” may sound like an offense to many Europeans, the influence of  lobbyists keeps increasing. At the same time, the structure of current democratic systems in the Western world is constantly being questioned. The Cambridge Dictionary describes lobbying as “the activity of trying to persuade someone in authority to support laws or … Lire la suite de All you wanted to know about “good” lobbying but were afraid to ask

Quelles conséquences européennes des gilets jaunes ?

Quelques jours après les annonces faites par Emmanuel Macron sur les mesures prises pour répondre à la colère française concrétisée par le mouvement des gilets jaunes, le mouvement en question a énoncé son intention de présenter une liste aux élections européennes. A cela s’ajoute le coût des mesures qui obligera à revoir les prévisions du … Lire la suite de Quelles conséquences européennes des gilets jaunes ?