COP26: The Failure of World Leaders

By Ilaria Sacco “I apologize for the way this process  has unfolded, and I am deeply sorry”. COP26 President Alok Sharma, close to tears, apologizes  after the Glasgow Climate Pact was concluded with some concessions After two weeks of political negotiations and climate protests, COP26 has finally come to an end. The ultimate conclusion isContinue reading “COP26: The Failure of World Leaders”

EU-Mercosur Agreement: a shift in the EU’s mindset?

By Ilaria Sacco In the last days of the Juncker Commission (June 2019), the EU and the Mercosur (the Common market of the South formed by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) reached an “agreement in principle” on the trade pillar (the so-called Free Trade Agreement, or FTA). The FTA would save over €4 billion worthContinue reading “EU-Mercosur Agreement: a shift in the EU’s mindset?”

EU Green Deal: Facts, Possibilities & Limitations

By George Kyrkos Going into the 3rd decade of the 21st century, and experiencing the warning climate change, the rapid implementation of the European Union “Green Deal” is becoming increasingly necessary. As presented by the European Commission at the end of 2019, the Green Deal was proposed as a sustainable development strategy with the mainContinue reading “EU Green Deal: Facts, Possibilities & Limitations”