Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman at the 2019 Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture

“Greta is right to be angry. The climate crisis is worse than we think, and it is getting worse more quickly than scientists had thought would happen.”   Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman, climate change and women and young people as leaders at the 2019 Michael Sweetman…

“The European Way of Life”

What is the European Commission? Following her election in July, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced her team of commissioners, also known as the College of Commissioners, on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union. It is the sole EU institution with the right to…

‘All EU Need to Know’: The New EU

The ‘New EU’ is taking shape in the aftermath of the 2019 European Elections, with a new group of EU leaders emerging to guide the Union through a critical time in its development. The European Commission The European Council proposes nominees for several crucial leadership roles, with criteria laid out by EU treaties. These include…