Month May 2020

Coronavirus quarantine to the environmental rescue

Written by Nicholas Argyros the EST Ambassador to Greece The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic started this decade in the most peculiar way possible and it is already one of the millennial highlights. The outcome of this medical war cannot be predicted… Continue Reading →

Back to the Future: Does the EU need to boost Prospective Analysis?

Written by Arturo Marqués “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see” Winston Churchill [1] One of the great defects of democracy is short-termism. In the frenetic daily life of European policymakers,… Continue Reading →

#Poivorrei – COVID, Schengen and my wishes for the Future (and Present) of Europe

Written by Avilia Zavarella In the last few days, a new phrase appeared on Italian social media pages: “poi vorrei” – “after, I would like…”  It is a phrase of hope, hinting at the post-COVID emergency, which opens up a world… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and the dark side of staying home

Written by Meletis Rentoumis The pandemic crisis we are all facing globally because of the coronavirus disease, has changed a lot the aspect of our life, the perspectives, and everything that has to do with preparedness and planning which seems… Continue Reading →

Matching policy with rhetoric: the European arms trade in Yemen

Written by Ombeline Lemarchal On 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention (BBC, 2018) with 8 other Sunni Arab countries against the Houthis, a militant Shia minority in Yemen. The aim of the intervention was to restore the… Continue Reading →

Peacebuilding in Mali and Niger: Challenges for the EU

Written by Stefan Pfalzer Mali and Niger have faced many of the same challenges in the past decades since their independence in 1960. Most importantly, they have confronted the same security threats. Both have dealt with Tuareg rebellions and currently… Continue Reading →

COVID-19: An Unfriendly Reminder That Self-Regulation Will Not Save the Climate

Written by Gregor Fisher Crises can warrant the limitation of individual freedoms for the sake of common goods and conflicting individual rights. In fact, States have the responsibility to protect persons under their jurisdiction. To stop COVID-19 from spreading freely,… Continue Reading →

The numbers problem – post-mortem of COVID-19

Written by Alexis Gkantiragas Covid-19 is the largest pandemic since the spanish flu, with over 3 million cases and over 200 thousand deaths at the time of writing (1). That is, according to reported figures. In reality, testing is scarce… Continue Reading →

Europe Beyond its Borders: A History of EU-Cuba Cooperation

Written by Fabian Piga Classed by political scholars as an emerging superpower, the European Union (EU) has developed into the largest trade block worldwide and second-largest economy after the United States at 16 trillion USD (GDP nominal) [1]. However, the… Continue Reading →

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