european union

How does the EU's external environmental policy play out in the international sphere?

Shaun Riordan discusses why adding an extra €1 million per year to the East Stratcom Unit won't be much help.

Jan Melissen and Ries Kamphof look at the opportunity for businesses to participate in the UN's sustainable development goals.

The EU has said it will increase investment in technology and put in place stricter guidelines for its member states to help combat the threat of attacks by hackers and other cyber criminals. [...] The organization said it will use law enforcement and national resources to stop EU countries being attacked.

Increasing development aid, rebooting European climate policy, partnering with green technologies in emerging economies: the French president has made his diplomatic priorities clear. [...] In front of a distinguished audience, he listed France’s new ambitions “in the current state of affairs”: security, independence, and influence. This motto, he stressed, does not mean to “make France a small and reluctant country, jealously guarding its security”.

The G20 Summit

Shaun Riordan discusses how the importance of the G20 summit goes beyond its communique.

In 2015, amid the greatest displacement crisis since World War II, a million refugees and migrants arrived on Europe’s shores. [...] In November 2015, as the crisis peaked, European leaders met in Valletta, Malta to try to reach a unified response.

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