By Fulya Kocukoglu, Europe Analyst On 9 June, 80 human rights organisations, activists and rescue teams across the world addressed an open letter to the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, calling on them to defund and abolish Frontex, the European border and coast guard agency. The criticisms against Frontex are notContinue reading “Frontex: the controversial European Union agency on the brink of closure”
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What can we expect from the NATO 2021 Summit?
By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst On June 14th, NATO is holding its Summit of allied leaders at its headquarters in Brussels, which will focus on the NATO 2030 agenda. In their press release from April this year, the Alliance listed the challenges that they will be covering in their discussions, centring on the topics ofContinue reading “What can we expect from the NATO 2021 Summit?”
NATO – EU strategic dialogue on the application of artificial intelligence
By Zeynep BasaranGuest Contributor* 2020 was dominated by a global epidemiological crisis, one that continues to challenge the international order in 2021. While trying to mitigate the adverse consequences of the crisis, both Nation States – and the international organisations they are part of – must prepare for the implications of emerging technologies – especiallyContinue reading “NATO – EU strategic dialogue on the application of artificial intelligence”
How can Game Theory help understand post-Brexit UK-US trade negotiations?
By Paul-Henri Minet* Guest Contributor Since the launch of official trade negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) in May 2020, the trade position of these two countries has significantly evolved. The reality of Brexit and the election of President Joe Biden are turning points which undoubtedly have an impact onContinue reading “How can Game Theory help understand post-Brexit UK-US trade negotiations?”
Is Europe’s creative sector the collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19?
By Jennnifer Bergman Europe Analyst It has been just over a year since European cities were struck by an outbreak of the largest pandemic in a century. Across European cities, streets emptied and once buzzing neighbourhoods became ghost towns. With social distancing and people confined to their homes, theatres, museums, gigs, and other cultural institutionsContinue reading “Is Europe’s creative sector the collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19?”
Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China
By Blanca Trepat* Guest Contributor Last September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced China’s intention to become carbon neutral by 2060. This pledge could be a tipping point in the fight against climate change at a global level since it will contribute considerably to the already existing European Union (EU)’s efforts in the field of climateContinue reading “Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China”
Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?
By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In February 2020, the new strategic plan on the AI (White Paper) and the European Data Strategy was published by the European Commission. This strategy paper aimed at defining new limits against the digital technologies which could potentially breach fundamental rights, such as privacy rights and gender-based or otherContinue reading “Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?”
Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution
By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence, and Joe Biden. Although they may have vastly different political views they all share one thing in common, their COVID-19 vaccination has become immortalised on camera. In light of the recent weeks development in the roll out of vaccines against COVID I am becoming increasingly interestedContinue reading “Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution”
Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?
By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the migration movement across the Mediterranean Sea that has become one of the most important causes and consequences of the political conflicts of the 21st Century. For more than a decade, the migration flow across the Mediterranean Sea hasContinue reading “Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?”
The European Green Deal during Covid-19
By Blanca Trepat* Guest Contributor The COVID-19 crisis has shaken Europe and the whole world by testing our societies, economies and our way of living together. This global pandemic has quickly led to one of the most drastic economic crises of our history. In this context, the European Union has had to react to repairContinue reading “The European Green Deal during Covid-19”