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Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together for the first time to deliver a universal climate Paris Agreement. And with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Today, that agreement becomes the law of the planet — entered into force almost… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Do you read me Brussels?

Guest blog post by Laura Sullivan, Vice-President of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs and Regional Director for Europe and the Americas of ActionAid International. If one thing is clear from Friends of Europe’s annual ‘State of the EU’ event, it is this: Europe’s leaders need to decide whether to hang out with the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Natalia Alonso, Deputy Director for Advocacy and Campaigns The European Union is set to review its entire framework for development cooperation. This will define not only the development policy of the EU and its member states, but also how to ensure that all policies respect the EU’s international commitments. Today, the European Parliament is… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Globally the number of refugees and migrants who have died on irregular routes has increased by more than a fifth in the last year despite the public outcry over the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi in the Mediterranean, Oxfam said today. In the Mediterranean, the number of people killed has increased by more than 10… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Empirical knowledge of innovations can be gained from the IT sector, which abounds in new ideas and innovations. Looking at how quickly tablets and smartphones became commonplace in our daily lives, it seems that in only a decade we may expect to see our roads travelled by electric cars and electricity being generated using wind… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

In the context of its report for an “integrated approach to sport policy”, MEP Hannu Takkula invited last Tuesday, July 12, at the European Parliament, a number of European players in the field of sport. During the two-hour meeting, the Finnish MEP first took the floor to express his intentions and hopes behind the writing… » read more

  Posted by Sport et Citoyenneté

Random forecast

Not a day goes by without me being asked about future oil prices. And all discussions that follow end with the inescapable conclusion that oil prices cannot be predicted. This is a complete reversal in the way of thinking about the future from 8–10 years back, when most business decisions in the energy sector hinged… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

In 1995, the European Union’s Barcelona Conference launched the grand-sounding Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, a massive effort encompassing the countries of North Africa, Israel, Syria and Jordan. The main objective was to establish economic and political frameworks to stabilize the Arab regimes; the second goal was to compete with the US in Arab-Israeli peace making after Oslo.… » read more

  Posted by Watching the Watchers

Guest blog post by Katrien Alen, educational sciences student at the Catholic University of Leuven. While in the western society, education is focusing on internationalization and the global war on talents, other areas in the world are still facing serious problems with their provision of education. When we take a look around the globe, we… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Chris Sorek, Director of Communications at Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. The fragile ceasefire in Syria is in effect, sort of. Aleppo and other cities are still under attack but some the intensity elsewhere has lessened. The flow of refugees from Turkey into Europe has slowed down. But, we shouldn’t believe the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In at least two occasions, recently, I have been asked to comment on the growing technological innovation divide between the US and Europe. No doubt, high-tech innovation is in full-traction speed at the moment, in several key sectors: energy, biotech and medicine, artificial intelligence, material science and advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and futuristic weaponry. In… » read more

  Posted by Nicoli

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