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“Gasoline Trees”: A matter of forest management, or is it time to cut them all?

“Gasoline Trees”: A matter of forest management, or is it time to cut them all?
Alberto Rocamora García

Alberto Rocamora García

Policy Researcher at Politheor
Alberto Rocamora García is a graduate in European Law and Economic Analysis from the College of Europe, where he majored in Economics. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Business from the University of Extremadura and in Law from the University Carlos III de Madrid respectively. He also undertook an Erasmus exchange programme in Karl-Franzens-University Graz and an online course taught by Harvard. He is interested in EU affairs with a focus on climate, environment and energy issues. Currently he is a Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action. He has also gained previous work experience in the private sector and in Spanish public administration.
Alberto Rocamora García
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Forest areas and vegetation, in general, are natural carbon sinks, as plants absorb CO2 as part of the photosynthesis. In this process, forests are estimated to absorb more than 10 percent of the European Union’s emissions – according to with the European Commission – and around 30 percent of global carbon emissions following NASA’s latest estimations. […]

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Relearning democracy: At the crossroads of Spanish elections

Relearning democracy: At the crossroads of Spanish elections
Irene Zugasti

Irene Zugasti

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Irene Zugasti is a journalist and a political scientist from Madrid, who conducted her studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration in Complutense University in Madrid and Charles University in Prague. She holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Diplomat School of Spain, where she focused her research on Gender and IR studies. Nowadays she works in the Government Office for Gender Based Violence in Spain, while she continues researching Gender issues in the European arena.
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Back to the beginning Let us go back to that 2011 May afternoon when hundreds of thousands of people marched in all the main cities of Spain. It seemed that the simple but reasonable claim of the 15-M platform: REAL DEMOCRACY NOW, had found an open ear among the Spanish population. Why? The key to […]

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The Spanish Revival: a closer look at Spain’s economic recovery

The Spanish Revival: a closer look at Spain’s economic recovery

Rowan Anderson

Rowan Anderson is an MA French and English Literature student at the University of St Andrews who is currently spending a year abroad in
Strasbourg. She also writes for the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review
and is a staff reviewer for The Monitor: the Journal of International
Studies at the College of William and Mary.
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Spain’s economic growth in 2014 wildly exceeded expectations by outperforming both Germany and France. If there had been any contender for Greece’s top spot on ‘The Biggest Loser: Eurozone Crisis Edition’, it would have been Spain. While the country didn’t have to endure similarly acrimonious negotiations with the IMF, sliding property prices and a failing […]

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