As many troubled relationships are, the one between the European Union and nuclear energy is hard to break. However, whatever the most difficult thing to do is ...
Nov, 12
The EU has not been loud enough where the crisis in Chile is concerned

Chile is currently facing one of the worst political crises since the restoration of democracy. Wrongly attributed to an increase in transportation fares over two weeks ago, demonstrations broke out in the capital, Santiago, and soon after expanded nationwide uncovering a widespread awareness of pervasive income inequalities. Let us remember that alongside its economic growth […]

Tuesday, 05, November 2019
Why global and pan African investors need to set their sight on the 2019 Africa Investment Forum

2019 will be one of the defining moments in Africa’s investment landscape. Bigger, bolder and more ambitious projects await delegates and investors as we prepare to kick off the second edition of the Africa Investment Forum. A multi-billion-dollar petrochemical project in Egypt and the Kigali Innovation City Project in Rwanda, are only two of the […]

Thursday, 31, October 2019
Dictators aren’t built in a day

The last few weeks have witnessed a catastrophic geopolitical development in Rojava, Northeast Syria. On October 6, US President Donald Trump announced the immediate withdrawal of all remaining US troops, stationed there to fight Islamic State together with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Trump thereby opened the way for the ethnic cleansing of the […]

Thursday, 31, October 2019
Shooting an Elephant: History and memory in the Tervuren Museum

“When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys,” wrote George Orwell in Shooting an Elephant. First published in 1936, Orwell’s essay recounts the story of a British police officer in Moulmein (Mawlamyine), present-day Myanmar, who is called upon to deal with a loose elephant. Accompanied by a crowd of local […]

Tuesday, 29, October 2019
The EU needs to resume search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Only a few weeks before the new European Commission officially takes office, incoming President Ursula von der Leyen has caused a heated debate by labelling the Commissioner for migration policy as Vice President for “Protecting our European Way of Life”. As immigration remains a highly politicised topic within Europe, one wonders why von der Leyen […]

Friday, 25, October 2019
First as tragedy then as farce

The two most notable political developments in Europe during the summer of 2019 have been Ursula Von Der Leyen becoming the head of the EU commission, and Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Both have contributed to a piece of political theatre so engrossing that millions across the continent watch ‘live’ […]

Saturday, 19, October 2019