The presidency of Donald Trump terrified anti-corruption practitioners in both the US and abroad. Because of its role in enforcing anti-corruption legislation with extraterritorial reach, supporting civil society initiatives that fostered anti-corruption, and creating international legal instruments against corruption, the US was rightfully seen as one of the main promotors of anti-corruption measures.
After over a year of tensions, the European Union (EU) has offered an olive branch to reset relations with Turkey and relaunch bilateral cooperation on specific crucial dossiers. Although profound divergences between the two persist, realpolitik seems to have prevailed in Brussels as Turkey remains a strategic player in the enlarged Mediterranean region, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean.
After several months of tensions with Turkey, EU Member States announced their willingness to renew the expired migration agreement in March 2021, while the EU Commission has already lined up an additional €585 million for a so-called “humanitarian bridge funding” for 2021.
The Covid-19 pandemic will have many losers, but digital platforms will come out of the crisis even stronger. Physical activities like working in an office can be disease vectors, which is why they won’t rebound as quickly as trade, and their currently digitalised nature may not vanish in the medium term. Work on digital labour platforms provides workers with the opportunity to work from anywhere, at any time and take up whatever jobs suits them.
In March, US Congress approved President Biden’s Rescue Plan. Beyond its exceptional size (although in truth it is less massive than it appears), this rescue plan marks a radical change of perspective in US economic policy: first, because of the expected consequences on future macroeconomic policies (the so-called policy mix); second, and most importantly, because it shows Biden’s path to address the disequilibria within American society.
Launched by the EU Council in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency, Operation Irini is the eleventh CSDP military mission, 17 years after the first EU “boots on the ground” in Macedonia. Irini's main task is to enforce the arms embargo on Libya, which was imposed by the UN since 2011 but unfortunately has never been effectively implemented as yet, thereby contributing to the peace process in the country.
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The March 31st Presidential elections in Ukraine matter for Ukraine, its region and the EU. While the majority of experts deem it impossible for a winner to be declared in the first round and, thus, expect a second one in April, the March contest will be a first important step in the crucial process to determine the direction the country will take. So, while we should not hold our breath on election day, we should definitely keep a close eye on the contest and its outcome.
Over 2018, China’s relations significantly sharpened with both the US and the EU. The most consequential of these is with the US, where the imposition of trade tariffs from later in the year was the first tangible sign that the relationship was entering an era of overt strategic competition.
Con il cosiddetto “movimento dei gilet gialli”, la Francia sta vivendo una mobilitazione politica che è al tempo stesso già vista e radicalmente nuova. La dimensione del già visto è legata a una tradizione di protesta e violenza politica in un paese in cui i canali rappresentativi e i gruppi intermedi sono e sono sempre stati sociologicamente deboli e politicamente illegittimi, sin dalla rivoluzione del 1789.
European support on SMEs working on cybersecurity and digital privacy and available funds or programmes