Editorial

EU-Brazil relations: from trade to democracy partners in an enlarged Europe

EU-Brazil relations in the past years has focused largely on their commercial “entente”, the EU being one of Brazil’s biggest trade partner with € 34 billion in exports to and € 34 billion in imports from Brazil in 2021. Besides trade, what has always tied the EU and Brazil together is the common value of […]

Economy

Economic multilateralism? prospects of EU-Brazil economy & trade cooperation

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes Brazil is a BRICS member and hence a significant political and economic partner of the European Union. The global upheaval has resulted in a form of multilateralism, both at political and economic level, given that economic centers are emerging around the world at a faster rate than ever […]

Energy

The European semiconductor ecosystem

Estimated time of reading: ~ 5 minutes The EU is a global industrial power highly dependent on third countries as regards the raw materials needed for European industrial manufacturing, as in the case of lithium and cobalt imported from Asia and used to produce batteries for electric vehicles. This industrial dependence exposes the bloc to […]

External Relations

The EU and the climate diplomacy: what challenges for COP26

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes From October 31st to November 12th, journalists and analysts believe that the two partners UK and Italy, will host the world’s last chance to finally get climate change under control. Indeed, the COP26 in Glasgow will be the culmination of the work done by the UK Presidency and […]

Employment and Social Affairs

EU-India relations are strong even amid war in Ukraine

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, agreed to launch the EU-India Trade and Technology Council at their meeting in New Delhi on 25th April. As highlighted by the EU Commission, this strategic coordination mechanism will allow both partners […]

EU funding opportunities

Women in the blue economy

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes The Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) under the EMFAF, the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, has published the call for proposals Women in the blue economy which aims to: 1) support the participation and representation of women in the different sectors of the sustainable blue […]

Migrations

Latin American migration patterns towards the EU

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes This article briefly introduces the report “BRAZIL – EUROPE MIGRATION – The situation of Brazilian immigrants in Spain and Portugal, and Portuguese and Spanish immigrants in Brazil: Legal aspects and experiences”, issued by International Centre for Migration Policy Development in 2013. Even though it was published almost a […]

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