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The fight against global warming[1] and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a top priority for the European Union. 1) Why make it a priority? The global average temperature is expected to increase by between 1.1ºC and 6.4ºC in the 21st century without action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Human activities (the use of… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On 6 February 2019, the Ambassadors of the 29 members of the Atlantic Alliance (NATO) signed the Accession Protocol of North Macedonia in Brussels headquarters. Skopje Foreign Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, and NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg signed the document. Presently, the parliaments of the 29 Member States of the Alliance should ratify the Accession Protocol.… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

One of the most recurrent criticisms of the European Union regarding the migration phenomenon is the quantity of migrants Europe currently receives. First, and from a very global point of view, we observe that in almost the whole of the European Union, there is an overestimation of the feeling of the migratory flow within the… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The Treaties give the European Commission an exclusive power of legislative initiative. In principle, only the Commission can draft and propose Directives, Regulations and Decisions. The Lisbon Treaty also gave the Commission the power to propose AND adopt delegated acts, with the risk of creating an imbalance of power. Considered boring by the ‘Brussels Bubble’,… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Les Traités confèrent à la Commission un pouvoir d’initiative exclusif. Elle seule peut proposer et rédiger des directives, des règlements ou des décisions. Le Traité de Lisbonne offre à la Commission un pouvoir supplémentaire : celui de proposer ET d’adopter des actes délégués. Avec le risque d’un déséquilibre des pouvoirs. Jugée ennuyeuse par la «… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

March 8, International Women’s Day, has become the day of the year to highlight what women do and review progress. Some workplaces have joined in celebrating this day, featuring heartening commitments to gender equality. But it is also frequent to see in the workplace the omission, forgetfulness or ignorance of what this day commemorates: the… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

Guest blog post by Charalambos Tsekeris, a research fellow at the National Centre for Social Research (Athens, Greece), and Theodora Papaefthimiou, a lawyer specialised in Public Law. This short article maintains that, in times of structural and persistent crisis, Europe needs to tackle the multiple challenges and existential fears by cultivating a strong and dynamical… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Massive protests in Montenegro are continuing to grow, week after week thousands of citizens are gathering in the centre of the capital – Podgorica, calling for the resignation of President Milo Djukanovic and other governmental and judicial officials. This Saturday (March 2nd) it was the biggest gathering so far, with around 15.000 people attending the… » read more

  Posted by Montenegro and European Union

The Hungarian government of Viktor Orban launched a media campaign on Facebook against the American investor and philanthropist George Soros and the President of the European commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The Hungarian prime minister accused them to “encourage illegal immigration and to undermine the country’s borders”. The European commission has reacted by calling “shocking” that “such… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On February 7, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada voted for amending the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the strategic course of the state on acquiring full-fledged membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The purpose of the proposed amendments, as stated in the Explanatory Note, is the legislative consolidation in the… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

The overall aim of the EU-SysFlex project is to provide a roadmap for Europe in meeting the challenge of integrating 50% renewables by 2030. Europe has ambitious plans to become greener and more decarbonized by increasing levels of renewable energy and implementing energy efficiency measures. Today, electrical energy accounts for approximately 20% of energy consumption… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

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