POLICY COMMENTARIES

 

FROM IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPRACTICAL: THE POST-BREXIT CUSTOM ARRANGEMENTS

The UK government’s plan for the future customs arrangements and transition period show how little the Trade department knows about trade. Time for the Brexiteers to prepare for a hard border.

THE ITALIAN MORAL U-TURN ON MIGRANTS AND THE DEAFENING SILENCE OF EUROPE

Public sentiment toward migrants is rapidly changing in Italy. The Interior Ministry asked NGOs saving migrants off the Libyan coast to sign a code of conduct in order to regulate their activities. Italy is focusing on the wrong problem, and formulating the wrong solutions.

TRUMP VS MERKEL: GERMAN TRADE ON TRIAL AND THE EUROZONE CRISIS

Trump and Merkel’s latest clash over German trade policy revives a decade-long economic power struggle within Europe. Germany’s export is booming: is it a problem? Should Berlin invest more?

EU ENERGY BILLS COMPARED

Have UK consumers been paying a fair price for their bill compared to their continental neighbors?

GROUNDING OUR MORAL OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT MORE SYRIAN REFUGEES

Suppose you are walking along a lake and you see a child drowning in the water. If you can swim and therefore save him, do you have a moral obligation to do so?

FACT-CHECKING ARTICLES FOR LAVOCE.INFO

Here is a collection of fact-checking articles I made for the italian think-tank Lavoce.info (in italian)

WE NEED A VISION. MAYBE EVEN FIVE.

The Commission’s newly published White Paper presents five options for the future of the EU. Some look more promising than others and one seems to have found the support of four big players.