Theresa May confirms to exit as PM on June 7
24 May 2019 – 15:42 | No Comment

After the UK Parliament rejected her Brexit plans for the third time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
She announced her departure after talks with Graham …

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Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now
07 Jan 2019 – 12:50
Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now

When I sat down with European Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete for our first trilogue on October 10th, both the European Council and the European Parliament presented their positions on the Regulation setting …

What’s the entire buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?
07 Jan 2019 – 12:02
What’s the entire buzz about EP’s Slovenian beekeeper?

Alojz Peterle has been one of the rising stars of the European People’s Party, representing Slovenia, serving as the president of the European Parliament’s all-party MEPs Against Cancer group. Government Gazette caught up with EP’s Slovenian …

European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation
07 Jan 2019 – 11:36
European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation

With a new batch of MEPs, a new president of the European Council and European Central Bank, as well as new commissioners due to take up their posts in 2019, European elections face growing threat …

Has Jean-Claude Juncker delivered on his promises?
07 Jan 2019 – 11:17
Has Jean-Claude Juncker delivered  on his promises?

Jean-Claude Juncker might go down in history as the President of the European Commission who lost Britain, but the true significance of his leadership may well emerge only in retrospect. Deeply regretting Britain’s decision to …

How a rising power’s right makes might
22 Dec 2018 – 11:49
How a rising power’s right makes might

If you thought a state’s ambitious military spend will plainly indicate if it will decide to go to war, or counter a competitor, Stacie E. Goddard offers a bracing slap in the face. According to …

A closer look at Merkel’s mistakes
20 Dec 2018 – 11:29
A closer look at Merkel’s mistakes

Angela Merkel may well be a very skilled politician, but does that also make her a good politician? Pieter Cleppe from Open Europe think tank takes a closer look at the actual policies she delivered reveals …

Europe will survive Merkel’s departure
20 Dec 2018 – 11:26
Europe will survive Merkel’s departure

Government Gazette caught up with Angela Merkel’s biographer, Matt Qvortrop immediately after she declared that she would not seek another term when her chancellorship expires in 2021. Days before Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was chosen to succeed …

The end of Merkel’s era in Germany
20 Dec 2018 – 11:19
The end of Merkel’s era in Germany

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel — who has ruled Germany for 13 years and was also regarded  as the world’s most powerful woman for over a decade — is drawing to a close.
On …

‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence
24 Oct 2018 – 17:04
‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence

Humans can and should be in command of when, how and if artificial intelligence (AI) is used in our daily lives — what tasks we transfer to AI and how transparent it is — if …

Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?
24 Oct 2018 – 11:39
Blockchain for elections: Silver bullet or bust?

Blockchain, and the distributed ledger technology underpinning it, is likely to have transformational applications in financial services, identity management, voting and elections, healthcare, logistics and public e-services. But is blockchain really the “silver bullet” for …