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Italy should use its G20 presidency and COP26 co-presidency to help the EU become a major player in green geopolitics and a mediator between competing great powers
Like all international organisations, major sporting bodies depend on their member states’ support – and willingness to still be in the club
Europeans cannot stand apart from the chaos in Tunisia – indeed, active European involvement now can help restore stability to the country
Bulgaria’s abstention on the European Climate Law not only isolates the country within the EU once again but also reveals two familiar shortfalls in Bulgarian diplomacy
The new Iranian administration may agree on a revised JCPOA with the US. But if the economic benefits are paltry, political support will drain away.
The technical challenges of the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package are only part of the story. Diplomatic tact will be critical in preventing it from undermining the EU’s climate leadership.
New polling shows that German citizens have begun to sour on the European project. If German politicians do not revise how they talk about Europe, this change could have disastrous consequences.
European leaders need to recognise the influence that Slovenia’s Council presidency could have on the EU debate on the rule of law. They should discourage the Slovenian leadership’s undemocratic tendencies.
Migration is first and foremost a structural problem, yet the EU persists in responding to it as an emergency. Now is the time to change course.