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"The Conference should initiate a European Union-wide discussion about the where and for what of the Union."

How serious is the Conference on the Future of Europe?

The official kick-off of the Conference on the Future of Europe (read: EU) took place on May 9, Europe Day, in Strasbourg

"The lower educated workers put their money on Boris Johnson. They recognise themselves in his optimistic and nationalistic discourse."

Conservatives continue to gain in former Labour heartland

Local elections rarely warrant broad attention, but we do not live in normal times and the votes Britons cast Thursday don’t count as a normal local election

"Due to its proximity to China, Taiwan had been expected to be one of the countries most severely affected by the epidemic."

Building a resilient and inclusive global health system together—Taiwan can help

The threat that emerging infectious diseases pose to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism never ceases

"To restore freedom of movement within the European Union, EU governments asked the European Commission to draft a proposal that would allow travel with a reduced risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus."

Q&A on the EU COVID-19 certificate

The European Parliament supports an EU COVID-19 certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination

"Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee on Monday that the recovery fund would not be a one-off measure."

EU officials risk approval of recovery fund by Finland

EU Commissioners may have placed the bloc’s €750 billion recovery fund on shaky ground after telling MEPs the arrangement could become a regular and even permanent mechanism to boost growth

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"Discussions are progressing about the institutions needed to achieve balanced data rights."

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Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

Friday, May 7, 2021

2020 was a year like no other. Amid many other lessons, the crises of the last year showed once and for all that how we manage and use data can both save and destroy lives

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"Nature is our foundational capital, and we – politicians, industries, civil society organisations, governance institutions, farmers, citizens and all – must work together to preserve and restore it. We cannot live without it."

Europe

Bringing nature back to life

Friday, May 7, 2021

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that biodiversity needs a Paris Agreement and COP15 in autumn this year is the world’s chance to achieve that

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"Apps to isolate individuals from infected parties are highly effective at slowing the transmission of COVID-19."

Analyses

Digital contact tracing apps help slow COVID-19. Here’s how to increase trust

Friday, May 7, 2021

In response to COVID-19, many countries have turned to digital contact tracing technologies (DCTs) to fight against the deadly pandemic

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"We are part of a generation growing up seeing forests burn, waters rise, glaciers collapse, heatwaves kill. We know that unless we transform the way we live, we face even worse in future."

Europe

Social justice and climate action are two pieces of the same puzzle

Friday, May 7, 2021

Politicians attending the Porto Social Summit this week must understand that social justice and climate action go hand in hand and are key to preventing the loss of a generation

Today’s Strategy covers the full lifecycle of medicines: from research, development and manufacturing to procurement and deployment.

Europe

Coronavirus: Commission proposes EU Strategy for the development and availability of therapeutics

Thursday, May 6, 2021

European Commission is today complementing the successful EU Vaccines Strategy with a strategy on COVID-19 therapeutics to support the development and availability of much-needed COVID-19 therapeutics

The signatories – Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden – emphasise the role that decarbonising the energy system will have in reaching Europe’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals.

Europe

Eleven EU countries call to ban fossil fuels from trans-European energy infrastructure

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Eleven EU countries have signed a declaration calling on the European Union to stop funding fossil fuels under its trans-European energy infrastructure regulation (TEN-E), which is currently under revision

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global trend away from cash towards digital payments.

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How technology can help unbanked access e-commerce

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Are the days of cash numbered? Cash it seems may not be king for much longer

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The EU has taken positions on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that have gone further than different U.S. administrations have.

World

The EU’s Passive Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Europeans have paid lip service to a two-state solution based on an independent Palestine alongside Israel. But without a clear plan to make it happen, such a solution will remain unattainable

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The European Green Deal sets out a series of ambitious policy plans, with the overall goal of a climate neutral EU by 2050.

Europe

Transition of cities – an opportunity for people and planet

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Mayors and city leaders can play a double role in the green transition – as ambassadors for the European green deal locally, and as representatives of people’s concerns and interests to other levels of government

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"Biden has done a lot of good in the field of foreign policy, but it is clear that he draws his own lines without listening to the ‘allies’, which heralded his election as an end of the Trump years."

World

Biden had a good start but is also ‘Trumpian’

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Joe Biden has served 100 days as president, which serves since President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a measure of campaign promises and commitments that have not (yet) been fulfilled and of dreams and actions

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"Battered by the pandemic and populism, the EU’s credibility is at a low ebb. To recover its mojo it must champion a far-sighted Europe-wide approach to overwhelming shifts threatening its member states. Only then will it be fit for purpose."

Europe

An EU that ignores ageing is no longer fit for purpose

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Is the European Union still fit for purpose, or is it floundering in the face of both urgent crises and long-term threats?

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"The post of Germany’s next vice chancellor should be a shoo-in. To give the Greens a strong role in the new government and make the best use of Baerbock’s talents, she should be appointed to serve as a kind of “super minister” coordinating economic, energy, environmental and transport policy."

Europe

Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Next Woman Chancellor?

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In a curious twist of history, Baerbock holds the promise to execute on what turned out to be Angela Merkel’s highly misleading self-advertising

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EU Actually

How serious is the Conference on the Future of Europe?

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

The official kick-off of the Conference on the Future of Europe (read: EU) took place on May 9, Europe Day, in Strasbourg

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