Visit Ilha Formosa in 2020?

Are the never ending grey skies getting you down?  If so, that would be understandable but the good news is that the (near) perfect antidote to the winter gloom is available this weekend in Brussels. It comes in the shape of the city’s annual travel fair which runs from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 February,…

Morocco Signs MOUs with The College of Europe

HE Ahmed Rahhou who has been Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the EU since July 2019, signed on 31 January with Dr. Jörg Monar the Rector of the College of Europe two agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Morocco and the EU. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Moroccan…

Ending overfishing is Climate Action

Our oceans have been put under severe pressure. They have been relentlessly over-exploited and over-fished. This harms the ability of the seas to sequester carbon emissions, and support life on the planet by regulating climate. It is disrupting the physics, chemistry and and ecology of the ocean with significant consequences for marine life. Presenting the…

EU-US Defence Co-operation: “A Minefield of Opportunity”

Paul Taylor, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe. The United States should wholeheartedly embrace EU initiatives to strengthen European and NATO defence capabilities and offer joint incentives for transatlantic industrial collaboration instead of niggling over the rules of the EU’s defence fund (EDF), a new report urges. The study by journalist and researcher Paul Taylor…

EP Weakens Gender Equality Proposals

During a vote in the European Parliament in Brussels, liberals and conservatives voted to water down an amendment introduced jointly by the Socialists, Democrats (S&D) and the Greens calling to introduce concrete and binding measures to close the gender pay gap.  The measures include clear criteria for assessing the value of work, gender-neutral job evaluation…