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December: Brussels Briefing

What a month dense of events has been the last one around Brussels, hasn’t it? Here I analyse the most relevant ones; feel free to skim the page and take what interests you the most! Today’s topics: Brexit is going… Continue Reading →

Women have Souls, Weapons do not: A Gender Perspective

Written by Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala Let us travel back in time: the date is 31 October 2000. Feminist transnational advocacy networks around the world are celebrating the birth of a new resolution. This novelty is the United Nations Security Council Resolution… Continue Reading →

November: Brussels Briefing

Written by Giacomo Migliore What are the EU institutions working on? How is EU responding to the most pressing international issues? How are political parties preparing for the 2019 elections? This column provides readers with a monthly briefing on the main events… Continue Reading →

Diplomacy: The art of letting somebody else have your way

The world order established post World War II is today subject to profound modifications, highlighted by globalization and the rise of new economic powers. Economics has gradually become the principal driving force of political influence while global divisions have taken… Continue Reading →

Seduction and Diplomacy: the Emergence of European Soft Power

There are but two powers in the word, the sword and the mind. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the mind. Does Napoleon imply that the strength of the mind could prove more efficient than the… Continue Reading →

Environmentalist trends hand to hand with corporate responsibility

In their analysis of Global Warming Impacts, the Union of Concerned Scientists argued that the consequences of climate change are already here and are reflected in our changing weather patterns and in our physical well being (UCSUSA,2018). Global climate change… Continue Reading →

An Event at the European Parliament: Refugee integration in Brussels

As part of my traineeship at the European Parliament, I was afforded the opportunity to organise a panel event on refugee integration with the support of the Schuman Traineeship Committee. In the last few years, Europe has become a home… Continue Reading →

Mind the GAP – The Gender Action Plan as a milestone for Climate Justice

2017’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) was a milestone for feminist policies: the first Gender Action Plan in COP’s history was adopted on 14th November in Bonn, Germany. Two months before the conference, the Chief Negotiator for the COP23… Continue Reading →

Brexit: what about the environment?

The whole Brexit negotiations have been bringing to the table doubts regarding almost every aspect of post Britain’s exit of Europe – not only in political terms, but also economical and environmental. In environmental terms, Out of an ecological perspective,… Continue Reading →

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