Editorial

Navalny’s death and its impact on EU-Russia relations

The death of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s main opponent, on February 25, 2024, has shaken the already fragile foundations of relations between the European Union and Russia. Navalny’s death, which occurred in suspicious circumstances while he was in prison, has highlighted human rights abuses in Russia and reinforced accusations of political repression against Putin’s regime. The […]

Economy

Future of EU-Russia Economic Relations Amid Escalating Tensions

Estimated time of reading: ~ 4 minutes   The death of Alexei Navalny in prison has sent shockwaves through the international community, profoundly impacting the already strained economic relations between the European Union and Russia. Navalny’s demise has become a focal point for increased scrutiny of Russia’s actions, with both the EU and the United States contemplating significant […]

Energy

EU-Russia energy relations after Navalny’s death

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes Energy has been the sector most severely affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as all of the European consumers can attest. In the last two years, EU countries managed to diversify their energy supplies in a way they never expected before and found new (and old) partners […]

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

The death of Alexei Navalny as a signal to EU countries

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes   On the 16th of February, Russian authorities announced the death of Alexei Navalny in the infamous FKU IK-3 corrective colony in the Arctic Polar Circle. The same day, Western leaders were attending the Munich Security Conference, an important venue to discuss the evolution of global politics and, on this occasion, […]

EU funding opportunities

EUSEW Awards 2024 

Estimated reading time: ~1 min Applications for the European Sustainable Energy Awards (EUSEW Awards) will remain open until 1st of February. The EUSEW Awards recognise outstanding projects and individuals for their innovation and efforts in the field of energy efficiency and renewables, who can inspire and motivate others to replicate and implement similar solutions, resulting in […]

Migrations

Addressing political imprisonment in the wake of Alexei Navalny’s death

Estimated time of reading: ~ 4 minutes Political refugees and asylum seekers are among the most vulnerable groups globally, facing persecution, violence, and imprisonment in their home countries due to their political beliefs, activism, or affiliations. The recent tragic death of Alexei Navalny, a prominent Russian opposition leader, while in a Russian prison has once […]

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