The current policy landscape is not stringent enough to tackle the environmental impact of the fashion industry. The supply of unsustainable garments requires more regulation.
The EU Member States invest in renewables while trying to meet common targets. The Union pursues to stay in the lead by succeeding in the energy domain. Ambitious?
Genetic information of pathogens is of great importance for disease control, public health and research. Nevertheless, arguing over who owns the rights to that genetic information hinders timely access to knowledge that is highly relevant for an efficient public health response and eventually, the potential use of such resources in research.
Reports on child abductions spreading on social media lead to the attack of Roma communities in France in March 2019. Following these, the reports and rumours proved to be unfounded and the police and city authorities in Paris warned against sharing false information and inciting to violence.
On Monday, 15 April the Council decided to adopt the negotiating directives for trade talks with the United States on a Free Trade Agreement. Now concerns are raised regarding the US administrations departure from its commitments to combat climate change envisaged in the Paris Agreement. On the other hand, supporters of the FTA argue that due to the current state of international trade it would be important to reach such an agreement to avoid further escalation. However, when it comes to trade the EU has failed to observe its climate commitments as part of negotiating schedules, questioning its willingness to be in the forefront of the fight against climate change.
The current policy landscape is not stringent enough to tackle the environmental impact of the fashion industry. The supply of unsustainable garments requires more regulation.READ MORE
The EU Member States invest in renewables while trying to meet common targets. The Union pursues to stay in the lead by succeeding in the energy domain. Ambitious?READ MORE
Pioneer investors are bringing globalization in the Arctic, in exchange for natural resources and strategic outposts. Is it worth the money?READ MORE
PESCO, a dormant Lisbon Treaty provision to deepen defence integration among EU Member States, finally saw the light of day. While broad questions remain about the future of European defence, the initiative surely promises to be the biggest leap forward for the bloc’s defence policy in decades.READ MORE