The Irish Presidency and the EU ETS

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), launched in 2005, is “the cornerstone of the European Union’s policy to combat climate change” and as a “key tool for reducing industrial […]

Citizenship and Responsibility

Some people may suggest that politicians and public officials are faced with too many urgent and practical problems to let themselves be distracted by those fundamental theoretical questions best left […]

Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Award to the European Union

Address by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council & José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission at the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Award to […]

La solidarité européenne en temps de crise

Dans son livre court mais riche de sens Temps des crises, Michel Serres propose de creuser sous le niveau du phénomène économique et politique immédiat (le niveau d’urgence, mais auquel […]

The referendum on Scottish independence and EU Membership

The UK Government accepted that the question of Scottish independence should be a question for the people of Scotland to determine. In the national elections of May 2011 the Scottish […]

Europe cannot act: Adapting to climate change

There is no time like the present to discuss the issues surrounding adaptation to climate change.  With the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014–2020 currently being negotiated, and with the European […]

Rio+20, the future we don’t want

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 in commemoration of that celebrated in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, culminated in the agreement entitled “The Future We […]

Van Rompuy at the Chapelle of the Resurrection

In a key note speech on “Bringing hope and solidarity to European integration” delivered yesterday evening at the Chapel of the Resurrection, also known as the Chapel for Europe, Herman […]

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