Posts Tagged ‘Refugee Crisis’

Political Briefing #66/2017

On Sunday, German citizens are called to renew their national Parliament. Meanwhile in France, Macron’s labour market reform is dividing the public opinion and social partners....

Political Briefing #55/2017

Poland costitutonal reform is under the spotlight, whereas Athens is seeking to raise cash on financial markets again. Concerning Brexit issues, the UK economy is slowing down, while all around Europe...

Political Briefing #32/2017

While UK elections are closing in, the refugee crisis is the focus of German and Austrian politicians. Meanwhile, the European Commission presents a proposal for a work-life balance policy....

Political Briefing #22/2017

While the meeting in Rome approaches, the President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem has ignited a furious debate with a comment on southern member states. This and other news about Brexit, EU gov...

Political Briefing #17/2017

While Brexit-related declarations trigger a number of reactions among the EU Parliament, the refugee crisis is at the centre of the public debate. In other news: discussions on "two-speed" Europe and ...

Political Briefing #13/2017

The former leader of the PSOE Sanchez called for his party to build a coalition with Podemos, while right-wing parties as AFD try to widen their international alliances. These and the other latest new...

Political Briefing #9/2017

On Sunday Marine Le Pen said that, if elected, she will call a referendum on France’s EU membership. This and other news about Brexit, refugee crisis and bailout negotiations in our today's PB....

Political Briefing #101/2016

Austerity-related discussions are prominent in Greece and Spain, the refugee crisis makes the headlines across Europe and the elections of the new President of the EP continues to be one of the main c...

Political Briefing #91/2016

The evolution of Brexit remains one of the main concerns of British and European politicians. Meanwhile, the refugee crisis continues to make the headlines all over Europe and Greece is back under the...

Political Briefing #82/2016

Brexit continues to be one of the foremost topics in the European political debate, while the refugee crisis continues to be a very divisive issue among EU member states....

Political Briefing #78/2016

All EU member countries, except the UK, met in Bratislava for an informal meeting to discuss the post-Brexit scenario and the migration crisis. In Germany, Angela Merkel’s CDU suffered two consecuti...

Political Briefing #73/2016

Brexit continues to be a central issue of the European debate. The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, remains true to the objective of granting her country both some access to the Single Market and contr...

Ideas Monitor #17/2016

This week’s ideas monitor focuses on the Brexit referendum, the value of free movement, euroscepticism, and proposes a focus on Italy in its relations with the EU....

Political Briefing #32/2016

“[Leaving the European Union would be] an act of economic and political self-harm. (...) The idea that leaving Europe is the answer is a dangerous fallacy: more than half of our steel exports go to ...

Political Briefing #26/2016

“There is no growth without investment (…) (it is) false to believe that reducing expenses is the only way of meeting a budget or reducing sovereign debt [...]". Martin Schulz, President of the E...

Ideas Monitor #7/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the Brexit referendum; the consequences of the economic crisis; and the evolution of the European Commission....

Political Briefing #2/2016

“He said women coming to the UK on a spouse visa could lose their right to stay in the country if they did not improve their English. New rules would come into force from October, he said, and these...

Political Briefing #1/2015

“We were facing an acute humanitarian crisis situation that demanded immediate action. But that isn't the core of the problem. We all have to accept accusations that we ignored the refugee crisis fo...

Ideas Monitor #33/2017

This week's public debate focuses on German elections, Macron's vision of the EU integration project and the post-Brexit migratory policies of the UK Government....

Political Briefing #54/2017

The electoral campaign of the German elections is under the spotlight, whereas the refugee crisis is making the headlines in Austria and Luxembourg, while Brexit keep on raising the public interest. ...

Political Briefing #48/2017

The SPD announced its official electoral programme for the German General elections of September. Meanwhile, the state-driven rescue of two Italian banks made the headlines in Italy and across Europe....

Political Briefing #45/2017

The negotiations over the Greek bailout are back under the spotlight with the prospect of the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday. In other news, the European Commission started procedures to sanction Polan...

Political Briefing #27/2017

While protests break out in Hungary, the refugee crisis is once more one of the main concerns all over Europe. This and other news about Brexit and the French elections in our today's PB....

Political Briefing #21/2017

Martin Schulz is named chancellor candidate for the SPD, while in France the candidates to the presidency partecipated in a heated television debate. This and other news about Brexit, EU governance an...

Political Briefing #16/2017

While the text of article 50 is amended by the House of Lords, Irelands discusses the possibility of a reunification between the two parts of the country. In other news: multiple options for the futur...

Political Briefing #12/2017

The governance of the Eurozone is still a top concern for politicians and intellectuals across Europe, while on wednesday the European Parliament (EP) approved the text of CETA. Brexit related discuss...

Political Briefing #5/2017

The European leftist parties have been under the spotlight in the past few days, while the liberal and conservative fronts are making the headlines in France, Germany and the Netherlands....

Political Briefing #87/2016

The Brexit debate continues to be one of the main concerns of British and European politicians, as well as the refugee crisis. In other news, as we are approaching the official date set for the signat...

Political Briefing #77/2016

Juncker delivered his 2016 State of the European Union speech. In the meantime the refugee crisis continues to tear the continent apart and discussions on post-Brexit scenarios still constitute a big ...

Political Briefing #72/2016

The leaders of Eastern Europe express worries about territorial security, linked to the never ending refugee crisis and the Brexit debate continues to be order of the day....

Political Briefing #31/2016

“For decades, whenever the IMF 'visited' a struggling country, it promoted 'reforms' that led to the demolition of small businesses and the proletarisation of middle-class professionals”. (Yanis V...

Political Briefing #23/2016

“Any effort to think critically about the future shape of the EU and Britain’s relationships within it runs the risk of being regarded as simply another exercise in euro-scepticism ... " (Marianne...

Ideas Monitor #6/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the discussion on the state of the European Union; the need for more democracy in the EU; and the Brexit referendum....

Ideas Monitor #1/2016

The beginning of 2016 has brought some new questions to the fore of European intellectual debates: does there exist a “double currency option” for the Greek economy? How do we immagine the future ...

Ideas Monitor #6/2015

The political crisis of the Old Contintent, the prospects of security in Europe after Paris, and the troubles linked to the Schengen Agreement: these the top themes featuring this week's intellectual ...

Political Briefing #57/2017

The Polish government's attempt to reform its judiciary system continues to be one of the main concerns of leaders in Brussels and Warsaw, whereas refugee crisis and Eu recolation scheme keep making t...

Political Briefing #53/2017

On Thursday, Macron and Merkel are set to meet in Paris to discuss the prospects of European integration. This and other news about the challenges for the French government and the Greek bailout in to...

Political Briefing #44/2017

The UK elections and Brexit are under the spotlight. In other news: French legislative elections and the refugee crisis in Germany and in Eastern Europe....

Political Briefing #26/2017

While Greece and creditors are unable to find an agreement over the second review of the bailout program, the Austrian government refuses to partecipate in the refugee relocation scheme. This and othe...

Political Briefing #20/2017

Mark Rutte manages to defeat the Freedom Party, led by Geert Wilders, in the dutch elections; the french presidential elections are now the next step for the stability of the EU. This and other news a...

Political Briefing #3/2017

Brexit and the rise of economically protectionist forces are among the most discussed political topics across Europe, while the refugee crisis continues to make the headlines across the continent....

Political Briefing #95/2016

The rise of far right parties across Europe continues to be one of the main concerns for EU politicians. In other news, the refugee crisis makes the headlines across Europe and the ECB’s monetary po...

Political briefing #80/2016

The development of Brexit continues to be one of the main concerns for European politicians and institutions and the politics of austerity are back in the spotlight. In the meantime, the Hungarian ref...

Political Briefing #75/2016

The refugee crisis remains one of the most pressing issues for many governments across Europe, while the Brexit debate continues to make the headlines in the UK and many other European Countries....

Political Briefing #71/2016

The strategy to deal with the uncertainty raised by the EU Referendum of 23 June seems to be increasingly focused on putting new efforts to relaunch the European project....

Political Briefing #42/2016

“A good and happy life should not be something for a small group of privileged people. It should be possible for everyone. This is what 1 May is about. For more than 100 years. However, our minister...

Political Briefing #37/2016

“The conclusions could not be clearer. Britain would be permanently poorer if we left the EU to the tune of £4,300 for every household in the country. That's a fact everyone should think about”. ...

Ideas Monitor #11/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the terrorist attacks in Bruxelles; the challenges posed to the EU by the refugee crisis; the Brexit referendum....

Ideas Monitor #9/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the Brexit referendum; the challenges posed to the EU by the refugee crisis; and the role of the ECB and its decision to enlarge the quantitativ...

Ideas Monitor #5/2016

Should the management of the refugee crisis follow moral principles or political incentives? Should conutries outside of the Banking Union join it? Some of the questions lying at the base of this week...

Ideas Monitor #5/2015

What is the nature of the European Union? How should we deal with the refugee crisis? These are the main questions leading the European intellectual debates of this week....

Political Briefing #62/2017

Brexit and the refugee crisis continue to be the main concerns of the political class across Europe. Meanwhile, the people of Catalunya eye the looming referendum of October 1....

Political Briefing #56/2017

European media keep monitoring Polish judiciary reform, whereas refugee crisis and German election raise interest all around Europe. In other news, Greece has officially started to issue bonds, thus e...

Political Briefing #51/2017

While the refugee crisis continues to divide the Member States of the European Union, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank is making the headlines across Europe. ...

Political Briefing #46/2017

The migrant crisis continues to drift apart Central and Southern European Member States from their Eastern allies. Meanwhile, UK and the EU need to find an agreement on the so called “divorce bill...

Political Briefing #40/2017

The elections of June in the UK and France are under the spotlight, while the refugee crisis continues to be one of the main concerns of politicians and institutions across Europe....

Political Briefing #24/2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, thus confirming Britain's will to leave the EU; meanwhile, the refugee crisis continues to be a main concern for the Union. This and other news abou...

Political Briefing #18/2017

A top EU official claimed that the next Rome Summit will submit ideas of unity, and not disintegration. In other news: Dutch elections, the Brexit debate, the relations between Poland and the EU and t...

Political Briefing #14/2017

The governance of the Eurozone remains the top priority for politicians and institutions, while Brexit is still the main concern of the UK political class; these and the other latest news in our today...

Political Briefing #10/2017

The director of IOM, Eugenio Ambrosi, called for the establishment of legal routes to Europe; meanwhile, Brexit continues to be under the spotlight. This and more in our today's PB....

Political Briefing #103/2016

The refugee crisis continues to be one of the main concerns of the European political class, while the politics of austerity is back under the spotlight....

Political Briefing #92/2016

The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the USA has triggered many political reactions across EU, casting a new light on European populist parties. Meanwhile, the refugee crisis and Brex...

Political Briefing #83/2016

European mainstream parties and institutions are close to coming apart at the seams because of the rise of radical and populist forces. The refugee crisis remains one of the most pressing issues in Eu...

Political briefing #79/2016

The refugee crisis continues to make the headlines all over Europe. In the meantime, austerity, investment policies, and debt restructuring have resurfaced in European public debates....

Political Briefing #74/2016

In the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regional elections, the CDU party established itself as the third political force. This electoral result is probably linked to the refugee crisis and the Angela Merkel's ...

Political Briefing #35/2016

“If it turns out no tax has been paid on the transactions [to offshore entities], we have our instruments to collect what is owed (...) To me, the use of offshore companies shows you want to run awa...

Ideas Monitor #10/2016


This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the refugee crisis, with a special focus on the Turkey agreement; Merkel’s leadership after the German elections; and the Brexit referend...

Political Briefing #20/2016

“The monetary union generated a conflict between a centralised elite on one side and the forces of national democracy on the other (…) The counter-argument - that leaving the euro would provoke t...

Political Briefing #7/2016

“I consider [the migration crisis] more serious than the so-called "euro crisis". Why? Because what is at stake is not just economic matter, it's about political acceptance and because the very sudd...

Ideas Monitor #7/2015

The rise of the far-right in France and the need for a social investment package in Europe are the main topics at the centre of this week’s European intellectual debates. ...