Editorial

EU Leaders’ biographies

This issue is the last one before our summer break. In this sense we wanted to make an experiment: trying to focus not on some given facts but on the biographies and the profiles of the new EU leaders, just elected as heads of the different EU Institutions. We hope you will enjoy our pictures […]

Economy

Is the Spitzenkandidaten dream derailed, once again?

The 14th President of the European Commission is about to be appointed soon by the EU Parliament’s majority. Madam Ursula von der Leyen, now an ex German minister of defence will most likely succeed to Jean–Claude Juncker for a five year term. This will be the first woman–led position in the Union’s history for the […]

Energy

Greta tax to affect public behaviour towards increasing environmental consciousness

At just 16 years old, Greta Thunberg has started an international youth movement against climate change. The Swedish teenager first staged a “School Strike for Climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament in August last year. She continued to gain international attention after speaking at the U.N. Climate Talks in Poland last December. Her strike […]

External Relations

Christine Lagarde: a top player on the monetary throne

Known as one of the most influential women of the world, she will be the first female president of the European Central Bank. In 1981, she started working as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, in Paris. Her political career began with the support of Mr. Chirac and since 2000 she is an economist often […]

Employment and Social Affairs

EU funding opportunities

EU support to economic and political studies in the Southern Neighbourhood

The EU is committed to fostering regional integration and cooperation in the Southern Neighbourhood, also in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean. The EU seeks to actively promote good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights as cross-cutting priorities and to deepen its dialogue with and support to civil society. It is […]

Migrations

Migration and the agenda

On June 21th, the European Council met in Brussels to adopt the EU’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024. The time and place is very significant, as summer is the period during which, in particular, the migration issue is tackled and discussed. However, this year, it didn’t appear at the top of the EU’s priorities list and […]

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