New Challenges in the AGROFOOD Sector (Barcelona, Spain)

On 28-30th June 2017, the First Green Growth Community Transnational Event – “New Challenges in the Agrofood sector” took place in Girona (Spain), close to Barcelona. This event aimed to gather the whole Green Growth community and relevant stakeholders of the Mediterranean area and other European regions to jointly discuss about the new challenges that the agrofood sector is facing…

Saved or just rescued? EU and its repeating history

Affirming that history repeats itself is probably too contentious and disputable. However, it’s hard to not recognize some recurring events or patterns, characterized by incredibly similar conditions that let us think to live an historical “deja-vu”. The 2017 French presidential elections are an example of these recurrences, albeit with some differences. Indeed, inside the political…

Europe needs a new Europeanism

After seventy years from the Treaty of Rome, European project is still based on its original cornerstones: peace, security, prosperity and identity. Unfortunately, the current European situation, worsened by its crisis (economical, humanitarian, social, ideological), seems to jeopardize the Europeanism concept, and consequently the achievement of the EU’s objectives. To return on the straight and…

The UK’s food and farming industry: a turning point between threats and opportunities

One year after Brexit, many are the issues discussed, such as EU citizens’ rights, freedom of movement, but we have barely heard about the effects on the British food system. It has remained out of radar, but it should be considered alongside the other topics, because its under-consideration could lead to significant negative consequences. Relevant…

The European Populist Era – Nope, Populism is not over yet

As the XIX century is remembered for the establishment of masses parties, or the time when citizens actively entered into politics, while the XX century is classified as the “totalitarianism siècle”, or time of disruptive ideological clashes, in the same way our XXI century will pass to history as the “European Populist Era” or the…