The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – Kanzlerinnendämmerung

The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – Kanzlerinnendämmerung


We saw a preview of the upcoming change of guard in German politics this week. Following an acrimonious summit between Merkel and the he ...
Inequality in Vaccine Distribution Is a Global Problem

Inequality in Vaccine Distribution Is a Global Problem


In an AP article last December, Maria Cheng and Aniruddha Ghosal noted that, despite official optimism concerning the capacity of emerging vaccines ...
Expert: Pandemic has exposed anti-Asian hate in France

Expert: Pandemic has exposed anti-Asian hate in France


A week on from the massacre of eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at three massage parlours in the United States, a resea ...
EU leaders cautiously back vaccine export controls, claim to be world’s main exporter

EU leaders cautiously back vaccine export controls, claim to be world’s main exporter


EU leaders have endorsed the European Commission’s mechanism to authorise the export of vaccine doses outside Europe before shipment, tho ...
European political parties play a key role now and in the future

European political parties play a key role now and in the future


The Conference on the Future of Europe should not be a PR exercise but a genuine people’s convention to deliberate all the tough issues w ...
Barroso calls for more European support for global vaccination

Barroso calls for more European support for global vaccination


President of the Global Alliance for Vaccines (Gavi), José Manuel Barroso, on Thursday called on the European Union to accelerate ...
Unbalanced hate: Lack of data abets geography of discrimination in Europe

Unbalanced hate: Lack of data abets geography of discrimination in Europe


A lack of equalities data across the EU contributes to structural and institutional inequalities, stakeholders say. The European Commissi ...
Commission may face trouble over rule of law conditionality guidelines

Commission may face trouble over rule of law conditionality guidelines


The European Commission faces a tight deadline to present its rule of law guidelines following the European Parliament’s move to hurry al ...
Scottish leader pledges election win will lead to independence vote

Scottish leader pledges election win will lead to independence vote


Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that she will push for a second referendum on Scottish independence if her party is vo ...
Belgium enters new four-week Easter lockdown

Belgium enters new four-week Easter lockdown


Belgium has announced it will close schools, limit access to non-food stores and hairdressers for four weeks from Saturday, in a strict r ...
Portugal gets mandate to negotiate health technology assessment law

Portugal gets mandate to negotiate health technology assessment law


The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union on Wednesday obtained a mandate from the member states to start negotiatio ...
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