Outer world

How the EU can improve its role in Sahel 

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Delina Goxho
| VoxEurop

The European Union supports a number of security initiatives in the region, where rampant Islamist militants threaten stability and the population. But it could also play a true peace broking role – if it had a proper strategy.


753 people have died in terrorist attacks in the EU since 2000 

Monday 09 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
Szémann Tamás
| EUrologus

1868. This is the total number of terrorism victims during the last nineteen years, who have either lost their lives in attacks in the European Union, or as European citizens outside the EU's territory. The EU has adopted several directives to combat terrorist acts, but certain member states have yet to transpose them into national law.


Photo of the Copenhagen airport during the pandemic

EU air bridge: hundreds of dedicated flights brought European citizens back home 

Monday 01 June 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

After the outbreak the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has funded the repatriation of tens of thousands of European citizens through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Yet not all EU governments decided to take advantage of this form of support from Brussels. 


OECD and FAO Agricultural Outlook

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets? 


Food insecurity in the world

Friday 13 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.


Over 5000 Russian disinformation items in four years and a half 

Monday 15 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.


UK 2019 elections: the importance of being earnestly tactical

Monday 09 December 2019 | VoxEurop

This week, almost three and a half years after the EU referendum, UK voters are called to the ballot boxes to renew the Parliament and, therefore, define the ultimate destiny of the Brexit saga. Tactical voting might well make the difference. 


The Irish Sea, a new frontier  in depth

Friday 15 November 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The introduction of customs and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, provided for in the latest UK withdrawal agreement, would make Northern Ireland a very special economic area.


Brexit? What Brexit?

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

This week the European Council granted a flexible extension of Brexit deadline. The UK will have time until January 31, 2020 to find a deal, vote it, and leave the EU.


EU: doors closed to the Balkans 

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Last June, the European Council dealt another blow to the hopes of Albania and North Macedonia for the opening of EU accession talks. For the other Balkan countries, the situation isn’t much more encouraging.