The European Commission: ‘Europe’s government’?

Since the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, it is safe to say that Europe has been the source of all passion. Notably, the union’s executive branch – the European Commission – has been given many names and definitions depending on which political party view it. In a previous conversation with LREM MP Mickaël Nogal …

Why Russia is not a threat to the European Union

In 2016 two events greatly shaped and, to some extent, destabilised the world we live in: the American Presidential election in November and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom in June. Both events have faced credibility challenges, with observers arguing that both political campaigns have been mined by lies and deception tactics[1]. Political thinkers …

COVID-19: A gateway to more eco-friendly travel?

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting drastic fall in pollution, it has become clear that our transportation habits are damaging to the natural environment. The IPCC has estimated that the aviation industry alone is responsible for about 3.5% of anthropogenic (human-made) climate change, and people who rely on regular flights are …

A rendezvous with former Ambassador of France Gérard Araud.

On Friday the 31st of January, as Brexit had just been officially announced, I met with Former Ambassador Gérard Araud in Paris to discuss this issue and many more. Ambassador Araud debuted a career dedicated to the field of diplomacy only one year after the election of Ronald Reagan, and it concluded two years after the election …