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A paper published by the European Parliament’s Directorate General for External Policies of the Union cites recent scientific studies on “deforestation linked to palm-oil production” showing that solely reducing Europe’s own imports of palm oil is environmentally ineffective.

EU’s trade deals can put an end to deforestation

The EU must take an aggressive “stick and carrot” approach to trade deals in order to put an end to deforestation and avert a next pandemic

Despite questions as to their cost and fairness, employment subsidies in the EU appear to be working as intended.

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

To no one’s surprise, unemployment is rising across Europe as a result of Covid-19’s chilling effect on business activity

"The Justice Scoreboard provides valuable insight into the rule of law in all EU Member States, and the results will feed into the Commission’s first annual Rule of Law Report this year."

EU Justice Scoreboard 2020

Continued improvements in efficiency and accessibility of EU justice systems, coupled with decline in the perception of judicial independence in some Member States

"Curiosity and reciprocity, plus some ingenuity, will help you build relationships in the age of Zoom."

Networking in the New Reality

To many people, networking feels a bit like squeezing into trousers one size too small. But networking is essential if you wish to amass the social capital indispensable to a successful career

According to a recent ILO report, 606 million women of working age said that they were not able to get a paid job because of unpaid care work, compared to 41 million men.

How COVID-19 can bring gender justice

Like previous disasters, the coronavirus crisis has exposed systemic inequalities faced by women. It’s time to build back better and fairer

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Selected from 62 applications, the 24 newly selected European Universities involve 165 higher education institutions from 26 Member States and other countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme.

Europe

24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area

Thursday, July 9, 2020

European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that come together for the benefit of students, teachers and society

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Cyber resilience is a matter of survival. Sustainable value generation requires companies – and any type of organization, for that matter – to weather shocks to the system and learn from them.

Analyses

Cyber resilience and organizations’ survival

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Cyber resilience is critical for organizations’ survival. Thoughtful reporting can help build it

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According to Italy’s farmers boss, the COVID-19 emergency highlighted the fragilities of the European agricultural system, which is still uneven although the fact that the Common Agricultural Policy has been in force since 1960.

Europe

Food security is not outdated topic, says Italy’s farmers chief

Thursday, July 9, 2020

It is wrong to say that ensuring both food security and food safety in Europe is an objective that has already been achieved and can be taken off the table, the chief of Italy’s farmers’ organisation Confagricoltura

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“For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - Shakespeare.

Management

How Resilient Leaders Think

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Can you encounter adverse circumstances and emerge stronger from them?

While emphasising that the current pandemic is still far from over, MEPs underlined the need to ensure that health systems across the EU are better equipped and coordinated to face future health threats as no member state can deal with a pandemic such as COVID-19 alone.

Europe

MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

Thursday, July 9, 2020

In a debate on the EU’s future public health strategy, MEPs said COVID-19 has shown that the EU needs stronger tools to deal with health emergencies

“Multilateralism, for what?” might be the question today. And the reply cannot simply be ‘to be multilateral’, as some would like.

World

Multilateralism Has Lost Its Way

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Collective intelligence is needed to build a new multilateralism for the 21st century

The strategy sets out 38 actions to create a more integrated energy system.

Europe

Powering a climate-neutral economy

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

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It’s not only what leaders do in the spotlight that counts. Great leaders also know how to manage the organisational machinery behind the scenes.

Management

The Two Faces of Leadership

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Leadership has two faces: one highly visible, one less so

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The IMF estimates that $10 trillion has been spent so far on official COVID-19 support measures worldwide, and forecasts global GDP will contract by an unprecedented 4.9% in 2020. Protecting 30% of the world’s land and ocean would require just 0.016% of global GDP.

Analyses

What would it cost to fix our broken relationship with nature?

Thursday, July 9, 2020

In 2020, humanity is living the consequences of our broken relationship with nature. We have over-exploited biodiversity to the point of a human-created Sixth Extinction, exacerbated by human-created climate change

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The Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) is an annual meeting attended by ministers and high-level representatives from more than 30 countries, including ministers from the G20 and chairs of key party groupings in the UN climate negotiations.

Europe

EU, China and Canada renew pledge for climate action, despite virus

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

In spite of the economic crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the EU, China and Canada sent “a clear political signal” on Tuesday (7 July) that they are still committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change

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"The Just Transition Fund is the first important step in the European Commission’s emblematic initiative for a Green Europe. Today, the Regional Development Committee confirmed that the EP will continue to lead the way in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, pursuing a socially fair and green transition in our regions..."

Europe

Just transition in EU regions: support to people, economy and environment

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The EU must transition towards a climate-neutral economy without letting disparities between regions grow any further, say regional development MEPs

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"COVID-19 has added severe challenges to an international trade regime already strained by geopolitical, societal, economic and environmental tensions. These tensions will not be solved through less collaboration."

World

Six targets for trade in a post-COVID world

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

COVID-19 lockdown measures hit aspects of trade hard. Merchandise trade volumes shrank by 3% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the previous year average and estimates suggest an 18.5% drop for the second quarter

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European Commission President Von der Leyen’s faux pas

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appeared last week in a campaign video for Croatia’s HDZ, member of the European Peoples Party (EPP)

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EU Justice Scoreboard 2020

EU Justice Scoreboard 2020

Continued improvements in efficiency and accessibility of EU justice systems, coupled with decline in the perception of judicial independence in some Member States

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Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

To no one’s surprise, unemployment is rising across Europe as a result of Covid-19’s chilling effect on business activity

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