The European Union: State of the European Union 2020 Address, Ursula von der Leyen

Translated by Célia Courteix, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 16th September 2020, Ursula von der Leyen – President of the European Commission – delivered her speech on the State of the European Union (SOTEU). For more than an hour, Ursula von der Leyen assessed one year of her presidency and stated the challenges and […]

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Cuba’s handling of the coronavirus crisis called into question

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Charlotte Borne Cuba stands out from its American neighbours with 87 deaths linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country accelerated into the second phase of lifting lockdown measures on the 3rd of July. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, considers the pandemic “under control”. Cuba has also stood out […]

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The European Union: The challenges facing the German presidency of the Council of the European Union

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Marine El Hajji Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during a six-month period, from 1 July to 31 December 2020. This year, the rotating presidency will be shared between Portugal and Slovenia. The German presidency of the […]

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Sustainable tourism: The EU’s actions

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Amel Attatfa Sustainable travel is a longstanding discussion topic for the European Union, particularly in relation to tourism. With this in mind, two projects for completely eco-friendly trips have emerged: The European Green Belt and Eurovelo. In 2019, the need for decisive action to promote a more sustainable […]

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