Posts Tagged: European Parliament (EP)

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – part 2

On 24 July we reported on this blog that the European Union had apparently agreed to enhance the EU – Israel relationship with what we referred to as ‘a whole raft of measures all of which are considered technical and

EU upgrading relations with Israel by the back door – part 2

On 24 July we reported on this blog that the European Union had apparently agreed to enhance the EU – Israel relationship with what we referred to as ‘a whole raft of measures all of which are considered technical and

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Bridging the Gap: the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 15 June, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck a deal on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the first time that Member States have agreed binding policy measures

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Reindustrialising Europe: Do Green Politics Work?

The twenty-seven countries which make up the European Union have much which unites them, economically, politically, and socially. However, among them, these Member States also have different cultures, histories, climates, and, officially, twenty-three different languages. All this amounts to numerous

Who should take Responsibility for a Sustainable Europe?

Talks are well underway in the European Parliament and European Council about the EU budget. Since the Commission released its proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework spanning 2014-2020, both institutions have been discussing – and criticising – elements of

Who should take Responsibility for a Sustainable Europe?

Talks are well underway in the European Parliament and European Council about the EU budget. Since the Commission released its proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework spanning 2014-2020, both institutions have been discussing – and criticising – elements of

Is there room for civil society in the concept of stakeholder engagement in European research?

The name for the next European Research Framework Programme which will apply from 2014 for the following 7 years – is Horizon 2020 – a name arrived at through means of a public consultation. That might suggest that there is

Is there room for civil society in the concept of stakeholder engagement in European research?

The name for the next European Research Framework Programme which will apply from 2014 for the following 7 years – is Horizon 2020 – a name arrived at through means of a public consultation. That might suggest that there is

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Durban: Is unanimity necessary?

The annual COP17 climate change conference in Durban has begun. Between 28 November and 9 December, representatives from governments across the world, international organisations and civil society will gather together in Durban to debate and advance the Kyoto Protocol, the

Cyprus: struggling along, or about to hit the gas?

Cyprus has had a difficult history over the last century, a legacy it has carried into this one. However, its recent natural gas find in the Levant basin throws potential good fortune into a much suffering economy. Unfortunately for Cyprus,

Cyprus: struggling along, or about to hit the gas?

Cyprus has had a difficult history over the last century, a legacy it has carried into this one. However, its recent natural gas find in the Levant basin throws potential good fortune into a much suffering economy. Unfortunately for Cyprus,

Energy, Climate, Development… What does the EU matter?

If you care about climate change, sustainable energy, poverty, inequality… why care about the EU? Watch my final video blog to find out! For more in depth discussion of how these different issues and policy areas are interconnected, take a

Energy, Climate, Development… What does the EU matter?

If you care about climate change, sustainable energy, poverty, inequality… why care about the EU? Watch my final video blog to find out! For more in depth discussion of how these different issues and policy areas are interconnected, take a

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

Climate Change, Coal and Curbing a Lobbyocracy?

All EU Member States face lobbying from fossil fuel companies, and singling out any specific country does not alter the fact that it is endemic. However, a couple of very pertinent case studies have recently come to QCEA’s attention, documenting

Climate Change, Coal and Curbing a Lobbyocracy?

All EU Member States face lobbying from fossil fuel companies, and singling out any specific country does not alter the fact that it is endemic. However, a couple of very pertinent case studies have recently come to QCEA’s attention, documenting