It need scarcely be said that the recent political turmoil in the United Kingdom has flamingly been vying for attention. One could be left under the impression that the coming and going of UK prime ministers occurs more frequently than the goals, which the English football team scored against Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Apparently, after Ms Truss received a ‘red card’, it is now Mr Sunak who is expected to score goals in the international arena, which will certainly be intense, emotional and difficult. However, if Rishi Sunak’s team chases success enthusiastically, it needs a brilliant strategy, burning motivation and supportive fans.
Two colossal wars in less than half a century engendered the concept of a unified Europe under one supranational institution – the European Union. Yet, European countries are now once again electing right-wing leaders. What does it mean for Europe’s relations with the EU and the rest of the world?
The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP27) is taking place from 6th-18th November in Egypt, with more than 100 Heads of State alongside heads of multinational corporations, civil society leaders and organizations, climate researchers and scientists attending. This year’s COP27 summit will, for the first time, introduce the topic of Climate Compensation for poorer countries experiencing climate disasters. If successful, this is monumental for countries in the global South as they will receive more resources to withstand the effects of climate change.