Posts Tagged ‘European Union’

Van Rompuy talks at the ELP

TweetFormer President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, talked to the JESC team and European Leadership Programme fellows, on April 24. He spent a whole evening with us, in […]

Stuck in the Doldrums – EU-Africa Trade Deals

TweetThe blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed arrangements are based on an economic […]

Campaigning against ‘conflict’ minerals

TweetThe dark histories of some of the shiny items adorning our bodies has been popularised by recent Hollywood films and celebrity-backed campaigns. This has permitted the concepts of ‘conflict’ diamonds […]

Financial Transaction Tax: Has the Time Come?

TweetThe FTT has been under discussion for more than 5 years now. After such a long process, will an agreement be reached or will it fall at the last hurdle? […]

France chooses Europe

TweetThe European anthem “Ode to Joy” resounded as newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron walked into the Louvre courtyard to address his supporters. In Brussels, this election result was greeted with huge […]

A first step in the fight against conflict minerals

Tweet On 3 April 2017, the European Council formally adopted a regulation on the responsible supply of minerals which had previously been approved by the European Parliament on 16 March […]

New spring in Europe?

TweetIn recent months a range of initiatives have emerged that actively support the European Union. Is this a sign that the EU’s identity crisis is coming to an end? At […]

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

TweetResponding to ever-louder calls for a radical overhaul of the Common Agricultural Policy (‘CAP’), MEPs have recently voted in favour of measures to help small farmers. In this article, environmental […]

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