Editorial

From Energy to Trade: the Salient Aspects of US-EU Relations during the Biden Mandate and the Ukraine War

After putting an end to trade-related disagreements that characterized the US-EU relations during the Trump mandate, Biden administration has adopted an ambiguous attitude, reinforcing the bilateral commitment to its NATO ally on one side, but approving opinion inflaming measures like the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that could once again hinder the United States relation with […]

Economy

Ukraine: a nation-wide energy poverty story

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes On November 23, Russian forces carried out major combat attacks on energy infrastructure in Ukraine. “Up until 11:00 a.m. local time today, manufacturers of power supply 70% of Ukraine’s electrical needs. Thirty percent of capacity is currently unavailable” was the post of the Ukrenergo shared on Facebook and […]

Energy

The EU-US energy relations

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the European Union started a race against time to reduce its dependency on Russian gas. On March 25th 2022, the US President, Joe Biden, and the European Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen, met in Brussels and agreed to work together to support Europe’s energy […]

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-US Trade and Technology Council

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes Two years after the Biden administration and the European Commission successfully put an end to the trade disputes of the Trump era, Washington and Brussels seems again at odds on the matter, this time over US electric vehicles subsidies and EU initiatives to contain US big tech companies. The […]

EU funding opportunities

The 2024 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award

Estimated time of reading: ~ 1 minute The Secretary-General of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invited EU territories to submit their applications for the 2024 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award. The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) identifies and rewards EU regions and cities which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy […]

Migrations

Ukrainian migrants in the US asylum system

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes The US asylum procedure for Ukrainian refugees escaping Russia’s invasion will be sped up thanks to a new program launched by President Joe Biden. As long as they can provide for them financially, American citizens and charitable organizations may sponsor Ukrainian refugees under the “Unite for Ukraine” initiative. […]

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