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Mamma Li Turchi
This expression comes from the Sicilian dialect and means "Catastrophe", a bit like "Mamma mia"! It has its roots in the raids committed on the Mediterranean coast in the 16th and 17th centuries by Barbary pirates who paid tribute to the Sultan. Their arrival ashore heralded...
Is it possible to have a European Foreign Policy?
The speech given by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, was striking in the quality of its determination and proposals. Digital, environmental and health issues should indeed be the subject of more common policies to achieve greater collective efficiency. On the other...
The Union, in which state is it?
On September 16, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will deliver her State of the Union address to the European Parliament, during which she will take stock of the Union's progress one year after taking office. How have Europeans reacted to the very special...
Europe, the Law and trust
European construction is challenged by a global development in which force is increasingly taking precedence over law. There are many examples of this. Turkey, like China, is deliberately flouting the law of the sea, Russia is deliberately violating its international commitments concerning the...