29 Nov 2022

The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) puts the EU in an uncomfortable position. At long last, the Americans pass legislation…

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23 Nov 2022

Not all COPs are made equally. After 2021’s COP26 in Glasgow  – successfully hyped up by the Boris Johnson-led UK…

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21 Nov 2022

Cold, hard geopolitics is back with a vengeance and the EU has decided it will not be sidelined. The war…

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14 Nov 2022

While the war in Ukraine has been the prevailing concern in French foreign policy since February,  the Indo-Pacific offers a…

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19 Oct 2022

Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right leader who has just been elected as Italy's prime minister, has a history of pro-Russia sentiment.…

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19 Oct 2022

The European Political Community (EPC) – the new platform that unites all 27 EU Member States and 17 non-EU European…

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18 Oct 2022

Central banks are busy tightening monetary policy as quickly as they can. Even the usually careful European Central Bank (ECB)…

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18 Oct 2022

A group of young government officials from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States recently reminded this author that polls in…

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10 Oct 2022

In the attempt to tackle increasingly disruptive energy prices, the European Union has been pushed into unchartered territory and has…

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04 Oct 2022

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has repeatedly made the point that the design of the EU’s electricity market urgently…

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12 Sep 2022

Looking back over the past few months and setting the EU’s priorities for the coming legislative year can only bring…

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02 Sep 2022

The EU is facing an energy crisis. Russia’s de facto embargo on gas exports has sent spot prices on Europe’s…

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