Politics

Spain Raises the Bar in Tackling Carbon Emissions With Closure of Coal Mines

Most of Spain’s coal mines will be permanently shut down by the end of the year, thanks to the Socialist-led…

The United States Re-Imposes Sanctions on Iran, While France Leads Europe in Trying to Find a Work-Around

The USA has officially exited the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as “the Iran deal”. Their…

EU Equal Pay Day Shines Light on Region’s Gender Pay Gap

With 16% of the working year left, November 3rd symbolizes the day when women in the EU stop earning money…

Agreement Between Spanish Government and Left-Leaning Party Signals Shift Away from Austerity

Last week Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, struck a deal with Podemos, a left-wing party, that aims to improve…

Malta Leads Europe – and the World – in Gay Rights

It may be surprising to some to learn that a small island nation in the central Mediterranean is the best…

Macron Pushes Ahead with Reform Agenda, Including Billions in Tax Cuts in 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing ahead with the country’s largest labour market reforms in the 2019 budget. “I will…

Spain Could Replace UK in Post-Brexit EU Leadership Void

When Britain leaves the European Union next March, it will leave a void of political leadership within the EU as…

EU Countries Pledge Funds to Women’s Empowerment

Last month, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini made an inspiring announcement for advocates of women’s empowerment: the EU will…

Macron Puts Policies in Place to Protect France’s Impoverished, Especially Children

Speaking at the Museum of Mankind in mid-September, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the details of his “national strategy for…

Italy Appoints Key Economic Leaders

Italy’s economy (the Eurozone’s third largest) has been especially vulnerable since a new coalition government came to power, causing concern…
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