First steps to a European Union army

Without prejudice to NATO commitments or a standing policy of neutrality, member states have to assist each other “by all means in their power” and in accordance with the UN charter.

Promoting higher education in a time of restraint

Decision makers in Europe, as in Canada, have come to recognize that education and lifelong learning opportunities for their citizens are essential to the development of a competitive society and economy.

Why switching to clean energy is the smart way forward

Climate change is happening now and we see its devastations all around the world.

A European Union Arctic policy in the making

The European Union Arctic policy, gradually shaped since 2008, was received in some circles with suspicion. I therefore appreciate this opportunity to clarify its origins and objectives.

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