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Towards a new EU International Cooperation Policy

There is a new paradigm for EU International Cooperation: with a geopolitical focus and a new financial instrument, the newly formed EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) is interested in bilateral cooperation and joint programming Team Europe programmes. At the end of 2019, when the current European Commission took office, several changes in the […]

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UK Toppling of Slave Owner Statue Sparks Anti-Racist Uprising Across Europe

Photo courtesy of PA Media. In case you haven’t heard, a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston was torn down this week during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, South-West England. According to the BBC, after the statue was toppled, a protester was pictured with his knee on the figure’s neck — reminiscent of the […]

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How the Pandemic is Deepening Europe’s North-South Divide

We have already seen the new coronavirus disproportionately affect the Mediterranean Member States of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. But these countries’ leaders are not happy with the way that their northern neighbours are approaching their struggle. This pandemic is proving to be a real test of EU solidarity. But today’s quarrels risk causing irrevocable damage […]