50 Years from “The Limits of Growth”: Where are we?

By Ludovico Fiorucci Last week the European Council adopted a general approach that will drive the EU position during the COP 27, which will be held in Egypt from 6 to 18 November. Member States agreed on a common approach to achieving the 1.5° C objective. On the one hand, the pressure to limit investmentContinue reading 50 Years from “The Limits of Growth”: Where are we?

Swift and severe costs? EU sanctions and the Russo-Ukrainian conflict

By Robin Vandendriessche In February 2022, Russia deployed up to 190 000 troops in and around Ukraine. This constitutes the greatest military build-up since the country’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and sparked a major international crisis. Moscow declared to be open to diplomacy but demanded legal security guarantees such as the withdrawal of NATOContinue reading “Swift and severe costs? EU sanctions and the Russo-Ukrainian conflict”

IOM’s recipe: integrating migration issues into EU development policy

By Anastasiia Vasileva It is no secret that the 2015 migration crisis has changed the European Union (EU) dramatically and put a divide into its ‘speaking with one voice’ strategy. Until today, a number of projects have  been put in place by the EU towards migration management and regulation policies reducing the incentives for illegalContinue reading “IOM’s recipe: integrating migration issues into EU development policy”

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments: What’s in it for China?

By Veronica Burgstaller On 30 December 2020, the Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI) was concluded in principle between the EU and China, marking the most ambitious agreement China has ever concluded with a third country and replacing the bilateral treaties it had previously with 26 EU member states (except Ireland). The agreement, after 7 yearsContinue reading “The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments: What’s in it for China?”

CETA Explained: A Triumph of Free Trade or a Setback for Europe

By Shane Goodman On 30th October 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Brussels to sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on behalf of his government. CETA is a free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada which its proponents claim will lead to job creation, economic growth and a reduction in redContinue reading “CETA Explained: A Triumph of Free Trade or a Setback for Europe”