Divorces often turn sour and Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) – is, unfortunately, a case in point. Initiated by a referendum that was an electoral promise of the British Conservative Party to address an enduring internal...
Negotiator of the Future: Bringing Data Science a Step Closer to Negotiations
What was once known as knowledge is power has now become data is power. It’s enough to say that about 90% of the available data has been created only in the last two years. Back in the day, Gutenberg’s printing press hastened the pace at which knowledge was produced....
Sleepwalking into Catastrophe: Key Wake-up Prescriptions
Despite increasing scientific evidence of worsening environmental degradation and continuing climate change, actions to address them have remained largely insufficient to “smoothly” change course to a sustainable future. For too many individuals, organisations and...
Brexit Agony: Lessons Learned for Negotiators
Defeat in the House of Commons of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU was largely expected. And defeat there was, to an unprecedented extent in the House of Commons’ history. As we now stand very close to the chosen deadline of 29 March 2019...
Pour une Europe des citoyen·ne·s
Nos systèmes politiques européens, tant aux niveaux national que supranational, sont confrontés à des demandes fortes de la société civile pour les rendre plus ouverts et démocratiques. Cette exigence porte d’une part sur les institutions à l’échelon européen, comme...
Mayday! Mayday! Europe and political leadership
Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, survived the confidence vote requested by conservative party members of parliament challenging her leadership. Charles Michel, the Belgian Prime Minister, won a vote to support his government’s decision to endorse the Global...
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