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Van Rompuy talks at the ELP

Former President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, talked to the JESC team and European Leadership Programme fellows, on April 24....

Stuck in the Doldrums – EU-Africa Trade Deals

The blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed...

Campaigning against ‘conflict’ minerals

The dark histories of some of the shiny items adorning our bodies has been popularised by recent Hollywood films and celebrity-backed campaigns. This has...

Financial Transaction Tax: Has the Time Come?

The FTT has been under discussion for more than 5 years now. After such a long process, will an agreement be reached or will...

France chooses Europe

The European anthem “Ode to Joy” resounded as newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron walked into the Louvre courtyard to address his supporters. In Brussels, this...

A first step in the fight against conflict minerals

On 3 April 2017, the European Council formally adopted a regulation on the responsible supply of minerals which had previously been approved by the...

New spring in Europe?

In recent months a range of initiatives have emerged that actively support the European Union. Is this a sign that the EU’s identity crisis...

Rural depopulation – The harvest is rich but the labourers are...

Responding to ever-louder calls for a radical overhaul of the Common Agricultural Policy (‘CAP’), MEPs have recently voted in favour of measures to help...