Editorial

Gilets jaunes

The phenomenon is rapidly expanding. From France to Belgium, possibly going elsewhere in a short time. Who they are, what they want, what are their requests and how big the movement is. We will try to analize this and the consequences of this in the issue of today. Have a fruitful reading.

Economy

What Do the Media Report on Gilets Jaunes

The gilets jaunes’ protests started on Saturday, 17th of November 2018. France has a long history of citizens taking to the streets to force the hands of the government over the past 50 years. The “yellow vests” blocked roads and caused traffic chaos. The demonstration arose from anger over rising fuel prices and taxes. These […]

Energy

The French Yellow Carbon Tax

Protests against high fuel prices in France have propelled climate policy to the forefront of the political debate, just a few days before Poland hosts the UN’s annual conference on climate change, with a focus on the “just transition” to low-carbon energy. Since the 17th of November, protesters clad in fluorescent jackets, dubbed “yellow vests”, […]

External Relations

Gilets Jaunes of the World, Unite! News from France

On the one side, the French President Emmanuel Macron just wants to assurge as the new statesman leading the entire International community to a safer and more sustainable world, under the sign (or hashtag) #makeourplanetgreatagain. On the other side, French people do not seem to appreciate the initiatives adopted by their envi-friendly President. Since the […]

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

EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019

The European Commission launched the sixth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to encourage women innovators to exploit the commercial and business opportunities and become entrepreneurs. Created in 2011, the prize is funded under Horizon 2020 and will be awarded to up to four women innovators, who have created the largest impact on […]

Migrations

Palermo Conference and Libya

An international summit on Libya took place in Palermo on the 12th and 13th of November. The intention of the Italian Government was to play a pivotal role on the hard peaceful process running in the Northern-African country. Libya because of its position plays a key role on migrations in the Mediterranean Sea. But it […]

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