The UK’s food and farming industry: a turning point between threats and opportunities

One year after Brexit, many are the issues discussed, such as EU citizens’ rights, freedom of movement, but we have barely heard about the effects on the British food system. It has remained out of radar, but it should be considered alongside the other topics, because its under-consideration could lead to …

70th Marshall Plan Anniversary – legacy and prospects

The 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan fell early last month (5th June 2017). The event marks the speech of the Secretary of State George Marshall during Harvard graduation ceremony the 5th June 1947. This speech and the European Recovery Program born after it, made history for its multiple meanings and consequences. Transatlantic …

Europe needs a new Europeanism

After seventy years from the Treaty of Rome, European project is still based on its original cornerstones: peace, security, prosperity and identity. Unfortunately, the current European situation, worsened by its crisis (economical, humanitarian, social, ideological), seems to jeopardize the Europeanism concept, and consequently the achievement of the EU’s objectives. To return on …

How to exit from Brexit?

Basing on the latest news, the UK recognized to have a book account with Brussels.  After more than a year of uncertainty, since the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23rd 2016, things are starting to be clearer.  To understand better this situation, let’s have a look back at …

Latest event in Brussels on European Mobility and Transport sector

Nowadays, we always heard about clean energy and digitalisation, and they are also key arguments for the modernisation of European mobility and transport. In fact, the European Commission is taking into consideration these themes, inside the programme “Europe on the Move”, for a socially fair transition and to maintain the …

Saved or just rescued? EU and its repeating history

Affirming that history repeats itself is probably too contentious and disputable. However, it’s hard to not recognize some recurring events or patterns, characterized by incredibly similar conditions that let us think to live an historical “deja-vu”. The 2017 French presidential elections are an example of these recurrences, albeit with some …

New Challenges in the AGROFOOD Sector (Barcelona, Spain)

On 28-30th June 2017, the First Green Growth Community Transnational Event – “New Challenges in the Agrofood sector” took place in Girona (Spain), close to Barcelona. This event aimed to gather the whole Green Growth community and relevant stakeholders of the Mediterranean area and other European regions to jointly discuss about the new challenges that the agrofood sector …

The Future of Europe – Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes

This 25 March marked 60 years from the Treaty of Rome and the establishment of the European Economic Community. The anniversary comes during one of the most challenging political environments that the EU had to face since its very establishment. Political, social and economic problems are eroding European consensus, and urge the heads of …