enviromental policy

Is the EU’s environmental policy a clay-footed colossus?

    While the European Union ratified the Paris Agreement last October, right before the beginning of COP 22 taking place in Marrakech (Morocco), can EU environmental policy realistically aim at a “high level of protection” (in accordance with article… Continue Reading →

The Irish Dilemma: The Effects of the Insufficient Application of the CILFIT Rule on European Environmental Law

By Julian Langus, Student in  International and European Law at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, on exchange at the University of Edinburgh,  EST Ambassador to Scotland. Feel free to contact Julian at scotland.est@gmail.com. The function of article 267 of the Treaty… Continue Reading →

Pre-EU Summit Insights: Juncker to triumph over Cameron?

Originally published on 2014/06/25 EPC’s leading European politics expert Janis A. Emmanouilidis gives Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt an exclusive pre-summit analysis of the EU leaders’ meeting taking place on 26 and 27 June. Topics on the agenda include: – Nominating the… Continue Reading →

The Ukraine crisis and European energy security

by Mieke Molthof. Originally published on 2014/04/07 Russia’s annexation of Crimea has instigated a vigorous debate in the EU the best way to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas. Russia’s actions in Ukraine have raised fear for disruptions in gas… Continue Reading →

Pre-EU Summit Insights: What’s on the table? – Ukraine to steal the spotlight

by Janis A. Emmanouilidis. Originally published on 2014/03/21 EPC’s leading European politics expert Janis A. Emmanouilidis gives Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt an exclusive pre-summit analysis of the EU leaders’ meeting, taking place on March 20 and 21. Topics on the agenda… Continue Reading →

Shale Gas Revolution: Can Europe replicate the American success story?

by Elpida Theodoridou. Originally published on 2013/11/18 The boom of shale gas in the United States has created a great discussion over the past few years. The drop in gas prices combined with the increased domestic gas production, brought the… Continue Reading →

What’s next for “green” Germany: The EU probing Renewable Energy Act

Originally published on 2013/08/08 Security of energy supply is a major issue for all economies. Without energy our world would literally stand still – this is in particular true for the highly developed European economies. The most basic definition applicable… Continue Reading →

Get the Frack out of Romania! Challenging Romania’s current position on hydraulic fracturing

By Raluca Besliu. Originally published on 2013/06/04 In 2011, when in opposition, current Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) proposed a draft law demanding a complete ban on fracking, arguing that there was still a lack of study… Continue Reading →

EU-China: Water crisis meets financial crisis

By Styliani Kampani. Originally published on 2012/02/22 There are three types of gold: gold the pre­cious metal, the black gold-oil and the trans­par­ent gold-water. Which one is the most import­ant for humans? Of course the last one even though the other… Continue Reading →

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