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The Rule of Law in the EU

The rise of partial judicial systems, coercion to press and academic freedom, attacks to women's rights and LGBTIQ minorities, and corruption and cronyism are attempting against the rule of law throughout the European Union.

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Portraits of 22 women from 20 countries that make a difference in peace and security, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Landmark Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.​

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Climate Justice and Migration

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With climate change looming, anxiety over immigration from the Global South is increasingly fuelled by apocalyptic fears of ecological breakdown. How should policymakers respond to the reality and future prospect of vast populations being displaced and relocated in an era of global heating?

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"Get Lost!": European Return Policies in Practice

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Current EU migration policies' increased focus on returns raises concerns on the adequacy of such measures with EU standards and fundamental rights. This publication highlights the problems and difficulties returnees face in Afghanistan, Syria, Tunisia, Senegal and Kosovo.

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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020 is the second edition of an independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

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Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change

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With the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across society, it is important to understand in which ways AI may accelerate or impede climate progress, and how various stakeholders can guide those developments.

International Relations

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EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

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This scoping paper compiled by focuses on the potential risks for the EU from enshrining rights for Chinese investors in Europe in an inter-national investment treaty. It emphasises these “defensive” interests, because investment treaties by their very nature restrict the ability of a state to regulate or even restrict foreign investment.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Brazil

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The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil comes in the wake of the political polarisation that was accentuated in the 2014 presidential elections and the scientific denialism used by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Experts estimate that the way the president handles the most serious health crisis in recent decades is a reflection of this scenario.

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