November 06, 2019
According to Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti, next year, Italy will become the world's first country to make it compulsory for schoolchildren to study climate change and sustainable development, with traditional subjects, such as geography, mathematics, and physics, to also be studied from the perspective of sustainable development.
September 26, 2019
Under a new initiative at the UK's University of Sheffield, every student will be forced to attend compulsory lectures on climate change, with classes on sustainable development being placed in the curriculum of every degree.
September 24, 2019
In a major victory for Google, the Court of Justice for the European Union has ruled that "right to be forgotten" online does not extend beyond the borders of the European Union, meaning that Internet search engines face no obligation to honor requests from outside the 28-country zone to delete embarrassing or outdated information.
September 11, 2019
R. R. Reno, editor of First Things, explains how "transnational utopianism encourages the illusion that a global system is emerging that will make national sovereignty obsolete," as it "detaches elites from the life of their nations" and seeks to produce "citizens of the world rather than national leaders."
August 21, 2019
Politico.eu reports that French President Emmanuel Macron is promoting his European Renaissance agenda among liberal leaders in Central and Eastern Europe, which “consists of greater EU integration, a beef-up common defense and security policy and stronger EU presence on the international stage” and embraces “young, educated, urban, socially liberal EU enthusiasts.”
July 30, 2019
Deutsche Welle reports that the German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the authorities granted to the European Central Bank (ECB) to supervise large banks and administer a fund for failing financial institutions comply with EU treaties and with the German Constitution.
July 26, 2019
Bloomberg reports that EU officials, including the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, have refused to accept demands from new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to renegotiate the Brexit deal to take out the controversial “Irish backstop” provision.
July 23, 2019
Deutsche Welle reports that 14 EU member states have agreed in principle to a “solidarity mechanism” that would distribute refugees evenly across countries in a “quick” and “automatic” fashion.
July 18, 2019
Bloomberg reports that French Defense Minister Florence Parly stated in a recent interview that the government’s “ambition” is to create a European Army that pools national efforts related to military procurement and operations.
July 17, 2019
The Council of the EU has adopted a contingency plan for the funding of a 2019 EU budget in case the UK leaves the bloc without a withdrawal deal, supplementing extensive planning by British and EU authorities to blunt the economic and other impacts of a “no-deal Brexit.”