This issue is about some important fact in the international arena that could have heavy consequences on EU politics and policy. The President of US announced its country withdrawal from the agreement with Russia about the military issues. This is a deal coming from the age of the fall of Communism. It is a historic […]


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What’s left for Europe?

A Cold War is now over. A sentence we have been hearing ever since the Berlin wall has fallen apart three decades ago. Who would say that the Cold War really ended up in 2019?  The US withdrew from a landmark nuclear-weapons treaty signed with the Soviet Union in 1987 when the Cold War ended, […]


Russian gas in the European market for energy

With 28 countries and a combined population of around 512 million people, the European Union is something of a prized market — and political battleground — for the world’s largest energy exporters, particularly when it comes to natural gas. Russia has long been the dominant source and supplier of natural gas to Europe’s mass market but the […]

External Relations

Getting to know Romania

Getting to know Romania. What can we expect for the future of the EU foreign policy? A brief discussion with Francesco Magno, PhD student from Trento University, living in Bucharest. Romania is a member of the European Union since January 2007, and it has just taken over the presidency of the EU Council. Its particular […]

Employment and Social Affairs

The Long Road Toward a More Integrated Defence in the EU

The European Union started a process of closer cooperation in security and defence. Recently, 23 Member States agreed to step up the EU work in this area. They also acknowledged that enhanced coordination, increased investment and cooperation in developing defence capabilities are key requirements to achieve significant results in the field. In mid-February, during the […]

EU funding opportunities

Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: secure, clean and efficient energy: the forthcoming calls for proposals

On 2017, the European Commission adopted the 2018-2020 Work Programme for supporting R&I activities under the funding scheme HORIZON 2020 over the next three years. Below we indicate the opportunities offered by the call for proposals “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: secure, clean and efficient energy” (H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020), launched under the pillar Societal Challenges, priority  Safe, […]


The EU budget for Migration

The past year, on the 2nd of May 2018, the European Commission has proposed a long-term budget of €1,135 billion over the period from 2021 to 2027; the whole amount is equivalent to 1.11% of the EU27’s gross national income. The Commissioner in charge of Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Oettinger said:“[…] We invest even more in areas where one single […]

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