European Union

The Circular Economy: Potential and Challenges within the European Context

[Illustration by Matilde Morri] In the European Union, more than 2.5 billion tons of waste are produced annually. This unimaginably large quantity of trash is a pressing issue for several reasons, one of which is of course its disposal. To tackle the problem, the EU is updating and modifying...

From Charlie Hebdo to Samuel Paty, did France reach a turning point?

Article by Laura Governi | Illustration by Matilde Morri In the last five years, France was struck by several terrorist attacks. Political scientists and journalists believe that the terrorists’ aim was to create a state of chaos, undermining French culture, secularism and lifestyle. Those attacks did not manage to...

Dealing with the ageing of the Old Continent to prevent a European Collapse

Article by Laura Governi | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno For decades now, Europe has been facing an alarmingly low birth rate and the concurrent aging of its population. Scholars have argued that these trends could provoke the collapse of the economy. Are we equipped to work on the necessary...

Will the Schengen Area survive the pandemic?

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Armadilly Comics One of the predictable consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the international wave of border closures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. In the Schengen Area, where for the last two and a half decades border-crossing has...

Two steps forward, one step back: stocktaking from the last Eurogroup meeting

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti   “Too early to say”, Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai is quoted saying in a conversation with US President Richard Nixon when asked about the impact of the French Revolution. One of history’s most appreciated misunderstandings –the Chinese politician was...