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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L’enfant terrible: TTIP and the birth of weak regulation
22 Apr 2015 – 17:03
L’enfant terrible: TTIP and the birth of weak regulation

 Lora Verheecke from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will undermine the regulatory power of parliaments on both sides of the Atlantic. 
The EU-US negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and …

INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK
22 Apr 2015 – 16:09 One Comment
INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK

In the 16th century, half the silver produced in the New World came from Potosí in Bolivia, then one of the largest and wealthiest cities on Earth. Today, following years of dictatorships and aggressive foreign …

Brexit looms large in the UK General Election
22 Apr 2015 – 11:46
Brexit looms large in the UK General Election

With two weeks until UK voters head to the polls in the General Election, Susi Dennison from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) assesses the importance of anti-EU sentiment in the UK. 

What does the …

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 …

The world needs more robust commitments on sustainable development
20 Apr 2015 – 16:36
The world needs more robust commitments on sustainable development

Gonzalo Fanjul, Policy Director at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) offers a gloomy assessment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the coming months, the negotiators working to define the new global development framework that …

TTIP: For the Rule of Law or Rule of Corporate Interests?
20 Apr 2015 – 14:57
TTIP: For the Rule of Law or Rule of Corporate Interests?

Borislav Tsekov, President of the Institute of Modern Politics argues that the ISDS mechanism in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will privilege corporate interests over those of citizens.

TTIP is definitely not just an …

Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?
20 Apr 2015 – 12:27
Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?

Europe defines itself as the world leader in the fight against climate change. This is true in many ways. The bloc’s commitment towards the upcoming global deal on climate action, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …

Sustainable Development must be nature based
17 Apr 2015 – 16:30
Sustainable Development must be nature based

 Luc Bas and Cyriaque Sendashonga from IUCN argue that sustainable development requires an holistic approach.
At IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature – we aim to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world …

Hats off to an international partnership in Panama
17 Apr 2015 – 16:08
Hats off to an international partnership in Panama

Co-President of EuroLat, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo MEP assesses the outcome of discussions between European and Latin American policymakers in Panama which took place last month.
Last month a delegation of fifty Members of the European Parliament paid …

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 …