This policy brief examines the accelerated development of Common Security and Defence policy in the two years following the publication of the ‘EU Global Strategy’, which has resulted in closer cooperation on security and defence issues.
In a welcome sign that concern about climate change is being mainstreamed across the body politic, Prof. Philip Lane, Governor of the Irish Central Bank, made a significant contribution to the debate on 5 February 2019.
In this IIEA paper, Blair Horan discusses the backstop element of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement, providing both an historical context and an analysis of the implications both for the UK and for the island of Ireland.
Joseph Curtin argues that “strategic revenue recycling” can help build constituencies supportive of a carbon tax. Ultimately, pragmatism should trump purism: the key is getting a pricing solution over the line.
On Tuesday, 22 January 2019, the German Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, signed the Treaty of Aachen, which is both a renewal and an extension of the Élysée Treaty.
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