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EU-US Trade and Technology Council

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

The European Union and the United States are powerful giants in the global economy and on the international stage. Both are ambitious and competitive, both are also protectionist in their own ways. Each is aware of the need for comprehensive and close collaboration to counterbalance other […]

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Harassment and inappropriate behaviour at work.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

It is a sad fact that, many media sites today contain daily news stories of rapes and sexual abuse. Whilst these issues are regularly highlighted, including with shocking statistics, the problem is not being resolved. From where such behaviour originates, remains unaddressed – It is a […]

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Trade race to engage India

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

India is the largest democracy in the world and yet, despite all the efforts of the European Union negotiators, there is still no free trade agreement between the EU and India. Frustration, by some of the Union’s Member States, has seen presidents and prime ministers of […]

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Can aviation take-off again?

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has touched almost all sectors of the economy. Some sectors have received more attention than others, some have received more financing than others. Pre-pandemic the global and European aviation sectors were booming, but economic stagnation, alongside the increased costs for new safety protocols, […]

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The blah blah blah strategies.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

Well, our dear Greta Thunberg really hit the nail on the head this time. The failings of global political leaders to address the climate change emergency, is definitely down to the “blah blah blah” taking place within the institutions of power. Equally, those same institutions, are […]

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Censorship through litigation.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

Despite international conventions and European legislation promoting, and protecting, freedom of expression and of pluralistic media, there are increasing concerns over the use of certain legal instruments to restrict transparency. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are now being routinely used against citizens and public watchdogs […]

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Uncertainty around TRIPS waiver. 

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

With the debacle surrounding the global race for a vaccine against Covid-19, and the greed of wealthy nations to have it first, the issue of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, especially relating to health, essential medicines and pharmaceuticals, should be top of the health agenda, and […]

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European Parliament solidarity with Taiwan. 

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

The European Parliament committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) has issued a report making recommendations to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on EU-Taiwan political relations and cooperation. The strong words contained within the report are unlikely to be […]

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Climate diplomacy

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

The geopolitical consequences of the current and future climate crisis are substantial on each and every nation. Many countries have now chosen to reflect their climate policy actions within their foreign policy agendas. This inclusion of climate policy within foreign policy is known as climate diplomacy. […]

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EU Priorities – How are they progressing?

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team. 

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and her College of Commissioners established six key priorities at the start of their mandate in December 2019. These were the European Green Deal, a Europe fit for the digital age, an economy that works for people, […]

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