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by Alexander Scheibe, PhD student in the Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg   This blog is a summary of a working paper written while I was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford, September to November 2018. The full paper is available for download here.   The… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

Ukraine has sufficient natural gas reserves to meet own gas demand. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, in 2017 Ukraine ranked second among the European countries by its proved gas reserves (1.1 trillion cubic meters), with only Norway surpassing (1.7 trillion cubic meters). However, it is only fourth by production volumes with… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

According to the latest statistics published by the European Commission last month, EU road fatalities have been reduced by more than half since 2001, from 54,900 just after the turn of the century to 25,260 in 2017. By contrast, the number of passenger cars on Europe’s roads increased from just over 200 million to 259.7… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Andreas Umland   The prominent Western commentator of post-Soviet affairs Taras Kuzio has recently come forward with a barrel of English-language attacks on Ukrainian opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko – so far, the clear front-runner in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections in March 2019. Kuzio has placed several critical and partly denigrating texts about Tymoshenko in reputed… » read more

  Posted by Andreas Umland

Un avant-goût sociologique Comment passer en revue l’actualité européenne de ces derniers temps sans se pencher sur la question d’un mouvement en France qui concentre et crispe autour de lui toute l’attention médiatique. Une attention bien évidemment française, mais comme toujours également européenne, car les voisins de la France suivent souvent avec curiosité les grèves,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Confidence in the EU has gradually diminished after a series of crises of values. This has enabled the rapid growth of the populist and the far-right parties in the V4 countries, which are causing fragmentation within the EU due to what they perceive as unresolved asylum and migration issues. In 2004, Romano Prodi commented on… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

D’après les conclusions de l’étude sur la charge des maladies 2010, les principaux problèmes de santé et de bien-être dans l’ensemble des Etats européens membres de l’OMS sont liés à l’alimentation. Pour les individus, la communauté et les pouvoirs publics, les coûts sociaux, économiques et financiers de la malnutrition sont phénoménaux. L’Europe se nourrit mal… » read more

  Posted by In EU

Die Unruhen im Herzen von Paris sind der Keim einer unvermeidlichen Änderung der Regeln des sozioökonomischen Spiels in Europa. Die „Gelben Westen“ protestieren gegen die steigenden Treibstoffpreise und Lebenshaltungskosten, während sie die Straßen verwüsten, Autos in Brand setzen und Geschäfte auf den Champs-Élysées plündern. Sogar die Statue von Marianne, das nationale Symbol der Freiheit, die… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

There is a sad joke in Slovakia that the country could become a museum for renewable energy sources (RES). Not because the Slovak physicist Aurel Stodola invented in 1928 the world’s oldest heat pump that still powers Geneva’s city hall, but because of its antiquated energy policy that lacks systematic support for renewables at the… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Guest blog post by Patrick Bailey, a professional writer focusing on mental illness and addiction graduated at Central Michigan University. Retaining the unenviable ‘title’ as the world’s heaviest drinkers for more than a decade now, Europeans have recognized the health consequences of alcohol consumption to the drinker and to those around him. The European Union… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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