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Spain Cuts Back on Former Austerity Measures With Biggest Pension Increase in Years

After much speculation, the Spanish government announced on July 12 that it would raise its 2018 deficit forecast from 2.2%…

How France Became a Global Clean Energy Leader

The French government plans to release a draft of its 2019-2023 and 2024-2028 energy programmes (PPE) this month. Many expect…

Greece Joins Member States in Ratifying Istanbul Convention

Last month Greece became the 32nd state and 19th EU member state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, formally known as…

Portugal’s Vitorino to Become Next Head of the International Organisation for Migration

In what has become the latest in a string of high profile, international roles to go to a Southern European,…

NATO Summit Shows US-EU Defence Relations Remain Strong, Despite Rhetoric & Tension in Other Areas

Transatlantic relations seem to be at a lower point than most. The latest example is the tensions between U.S. President…

Greece’s Ambitious New Energy Strategy Under Minister Stathakis Will Increase Renewables & Privatise Industry

Greece has an ambitious new energy strategy, under Environment and Energy Minister H.E. Mr. George Stathakis. The country plans to…

EU Lawmakers Demand Tougher Screening for Foreign Direct Investment

The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament recently approved a framework to investigate foreign direct investment (FDI) more thoroughly, including…

Increased Shipping Industry Regulations Strengthen the Bond Between Cyprus, Malta, and Greece

Just before the start of summer, shipping leaders from Cyprus, Malta, and Greece held their sixth trilateral meeting. Every year,…

New Spanish Government to Prioritise Climate Change Policy

When the EU met last month to hammer out the details of its new energy governance bill, there was a…

New French-led Defence Initiative Aims to Address Security Threats to Southern Europe

Ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels this week (July 11-12), nine EU member states – including Spain and Portugal…
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