NATO’s new role in tackling cyber threats
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We may not see cyber-attacks but they are happening every day, and with increasing severity. In the UK, 90% of large organisations have reported cyber breaches over the last two years and the average cost …

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Scotland must not be dragged out of the EU against its will
21 Apr 2015 – 10:28
Scotland must not be dragged out of the EU against its will

As calls for a referendum on EU membership grow louder in the run-up to the UK General Election, Humza Yousaf MSP from the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) argues the case for Scotland’s place in the …

British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform
15 Apr 2015 – 09:40
British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform

Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society argues the case for proportional representation in UK General Elections. 

At the time of writing, no one knows what the outcome of the UK General Election will be. But we …

A labour of love? Challenges for trade unions in Latvia
27 Mar 2015 – 17:17
A labour of love? Challenges for trade unions in Latvia

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Martins Svirskis, the economic advisor to trade union confederation LBAS outlines priorities and upcoming projects for the labour movement …

Another Europe is possible: Syriza and the politics of hope
12 Mar 2015 – 15:36
Another Europe is possible: Syriza and the politics of hope

The March issue of the Government Gazette offers an extended focus on the implications of the 2015 Greek elections and the eurozone debt crisis. Here, Vice President of the European Parliament, Dimitrios Papadimoulis MEP outlines Syriza’s vision of ending …

Increasing Challenges with the Swedish Forestry Model
05 Mar 2014 – 12:43
Increasing Challenges with the Swedish Forestry Model

By Sanna Black-Samuelsson, Associate ProfessorForest Genetics, Swedish Forest Agency
In the Swedish Forestry Model, two overriding goals, production and environmental protection are of equal importance. The increased and often conflicting demands on the Swedish forests are …

“Groundhog Day”: Immigration Debates, Fears, and Xenophobia in Germany
05 Mar 2014 – 12:23
“Groundhog Day”: Immigration Debates, Fears, and Xenophobia in Germany

By Professor Hartmut Behr, School of Geography, Politics, Sociology, Newcastle University
 
And here we are again: the groundhog greets time and again, disguised as xenophobic nostalgia: just in time for the realization of free movement in …

SOME OBSERVATIONS ABOUT UK WHISTLEBLOWING LEGISLATION
05 Mar 2014 – 10:21

By Professor David Lewis, Middlesex University
Health and safety disasters (for example, the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Piper Alpha explosion), financial scandals (for example, at Maxwell pensions, Barlow Clowes, Barings Bank …

Cloud Computing in the European Arena: it’s Time for Quality
27 Mar 2013 – 16:33
Cloud Computing in the European Arena: it’s Time for Quality

By Paulo Esteves Veríssimo, Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University
Cloud computing is a business model that has delivered its promise, not only in cost and environmental efficiency, but also, and perhaps surprisingly, in terms of stimulating …

Cloud computing: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
27 Mar 2013 – 16:24
Cloud computing: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

By Maria Badia i Cutchet MEP, Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

The internet has rapidly become a critical infrastructure on which our lives …

ENISA’s Role in Implementing the EU Cloud Strategy
27 Mar 2013 – 16:12
ENISA’s Role in Implementing the EU Cloud Strategy

By Steve Purser, ENISA
In its Cloud Strategy[1] the European Commission recognizes the great potential benefits of Cloud computing, but also the obstacles on the way to reaping these benefits. Security is not the least among …