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2001, 2020

How to implement a WTO-compatible full border carbon adjustment as an important part of the European Green Deal

By: Alexander Krenek

The European Commission has announced to step up carbon emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050. The new European Commission released plans for a European Green Deal and announced to propose a BCA mechanism for the EU. Implementation of an EU BCA, is not only politically contentious, but also rather complex from a legal perspective. This policy brief therefore focuses on issues of implementation.
1601, 2020

Austria’s new ÖVP-Green government: united in diversity? (Paul Schmidt, LSE EUROPP Blog)

Austria’s new coalition government, incorporating the conservative ÖVP and the Green Party, was sworn in on 7 January. Paul Schmidt writes that the two parties have so far expressed a desire to find working compromises between their competing priorities. However, the rest of Europe will be watching with interest to see if their partnership remains sustainable in the long-term.

1112, 2019

Brexit, the Irish Shamrock and the English Rose

By: Melanie Sully

This Policy Brief examines some of the most vexed issues in the awkward relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, two countries which joined the European club together. Brexit means that these two are now destined to go separate ways with all the complications that brings.