Articles by Georgios Kostakos

Georgios Kostakos is Executive Director of the Brussels-based Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS). He has been extensively involved in global governance, sustainability and climate-related activities with the United Nations and beyond. The starting point for the work of FOGGS is the need for a new “Grand Narrative” for a fair, human-centred and inclusive globalisation. One of its projects is the UN2100 Initiative for UN reform, while FOGGS also supports the Citizens Climate Pledge.

Georgios Kostakos

Geography and history, modern and older, internal fault lines as well as external interventions, have given rise to a perfect storm in the Eastern Mediterranean. In an arc of fire that stretches from Libya to Syria and can be extrapolated further North, all the way to Russia and Ukraine, a series of conflicts have made this an area of particular instability, for the world as a whole and more immediately for nearby Europe…

First State of the Union address to the European Parliament by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker   State of the Union 2015: Time for Honesty, Unity and Solidarity Strasbourg, 9 September 2015   Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, Today is the first time during my mandate as President of the European Commission…

The fight about Greece’s bailout deal that is taking place within the Eurozone and the EU is not just about the sums of money that Greece may or may not get, and the reforms that it may or may not implement in return. There is a deeper fight about the nature of the European project and even the soul of Europe that cannot be ignored.

  Best wishes to Christians of the Western Churches who are celebrating Easter (Eastern Churches celebrate it next week), and those of the Jewish faith celebrating Passover.   See below the Easter Sunday message of Pope Francis, with a title of our own but quoting the Pope’s own words:     Aspiring to be “the seeds of another…

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