With the European Union’s publication of its Communication on The European Green Deal in December of 2019, a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) was promised. The declared intention was to ‘level the economic playing field’ globally and adjust the price of carbon emissions on imported goods to match the EU carbon price. This way ‘carbon leakage’, the relocation of production processes to countries with more lenient greenhouse gas emission…
People rarely talk about the overall objectives of the ‘European Project.’ Much of Europe’s political class acts as if it’s a non-issue.
Airlines might start cancelling flights as early as six months before the end of Brexit negotiation period if no deal is reached.
Politicians are forever legitimising their actions by co-opting history to their side, often quite cynically so.
British voters wishing to remain in the Union or to leave only on consensual terms are deprived of any effective Parliamentary representation whatsoever.
Greater elasticity at the cost of cohesion. Can such an architectural change of the Union help to save the European project?
Decisions at the EU level are often taken on the basis of national interests, which recent crises have proved to be inadequate and against the overall interest of European citizens.