Germany Tells The East: Speed Up Reform Or You Will Lose Your Population

Germany’s minister of state for Europe delivered a blunt message to a gathering of the Eastern Partnership, organised in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Thursday (11 July): unless reforms in Eastern Europe speed up, its young people will leave to find a better life in Western Europe. Michael Roth spoke at the […]

Should We All Take the Slow Road to Love?

Millennials are going on fewer dates, having less sex and marrying later. Do they know something about love that the rest of us don’t? Is the secret to lasting love to take it slow? As in really, really slow? The millennial generation is putting that theory to the test, opting for what the biological anthropologist […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: EU provides additional support to decentralisation, fight against corruption, empowerment of civil society and accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine

During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahnsigned with his Ukrainian government counterparts 4 programmes, worth €109 million from the Commission’s 2019 annual support package to Ukraine. The new EU support package will focus on decentralisation, the fight against corruption, supporting civil society and technical cooperation for […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: EU steps up its support to the Sea of Azov region

The EU has increased its support to help mitigate the impact of Russia’s destabilising actions in the Sea of Azov region. During the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn signed with Stepan Kubiv, First Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, new additional support measures […]

Advancing mutual commitment: joint statement following the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met in Kyiv today for the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit and issued the following statement. 1. We reaffirmed today our continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union, […]

What to Expect From Israel’s Election Re-Run

At the end of May, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shocked Israel by calling for new national elections after he failed to form a governing coalition. Commentators dubbed the unprecedented new poll “Mo’ed B,” literally, a second scheduled date. The term also implies a second chance at success. Despite failing to win a majority in the […]

Three Technologies That Could Define The Next Decade Of Cybersecurity

In little over a decade, cybercrime has moved from being a specialist and niche-crime type to one of the most significant strategic risks facing the world today, according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019. Nearly every technologically advanced state and emerging economy in the world has made it a priority to mitigate […]