The many adventurous paths that lead to a European Union: involving politics, society, culture, economics, finance, the military.
A co-authored blog to describe the complexity of a new concept.
A recent survey of popular and elite opinion done by the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, reveals that Britons still want the United Kingdom to be ambitious in its foreign policy and to play a key role in world affairs.
Europe asks for more transparency against money laundering and tax evasion, terrorist financing and infiltrations of crime organizations. After two years of negotiations between the Council and the EU Parliament, the agreement on the Fourth anti-money laundering (AMLD) has been achieved under the Italian presidency turn.
Things have not being going well for dairy farmers in the United Kingdom. The latest bad news was the announcement of a delay of two weeks in payments to farmers made by First Milk, UK’s largest dairy company. The prices of milk and other dairy products have been falling steadily over the past few years, pushing many farmers out of business and endangering the whole British dairy industry.
The release of the much waited for The Theory Of Everything has been a shot in the vein of the debate about the lack of diversity in the arts world and, more generally, elitism in the United Kingdom. In the movie, Eddie Redmanye plays the globally renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
«Jews in Europe still fear for their safety today», the European Parliament's President Martin Schulz said commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and following the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and the Kosher shop in Paris. «That is something that must frighten us and we need to resist that fear. <<We need to ensure that this hatred does not become contagious», he added.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović è il nuovo presidente della Croazia. L’undici gennaio scorso la candidata dell’Unione democratica croata (HDZ) ha sconfitto a sorpresa il presidente uscente Ivo Josipović, del partito social-democratico (SDP) con un sottilissimo margine di vantaggio: 50,7% contro 49,3%. É la prima volta di una donna presidente per la giovane repubblica croata che si trova oggi ad affrontare il settimo anno di una durissima crisi economica.
The EU tick Italy off on education and work. Our country does not invest enough in education. Indeed the EU Commission focused on these issues in a chapter of its report on Employment and Social developments in Europe. In reality it does not seem anything new to an italian audience.
In the last few months, with the elections around the corner, in England the public debate is focusing on finding a solution to stop the waves of EU migrants. There is a growing concern that they may have a negative impact on British welfare. Perhaps, conservatives and Eurosceptics miss something? What about the impact of the British retired people moving to the Spanish sun?
Following the recent Paris attacks, the security services of many countries have called for more powers in order to constrain the terrorism threat. In the UK, Andrew Parker, the director general of MI5, one of the three British intelligence agencies together with MI6 and GHCQ, held a speech on Thursday in which he illustrated to an invited audience the increasing level of threat posed by the Islamist inspired terrorism to the UK’s national security and the corresponding drop in the agencies capabilities to stop it.