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The Von der Leyen Commission: the Plan for a New EU

By Aurora Ceccotti In December 2019 Ursula von der Leyen has been unanimously chosen to lead the European Commission. Under the first woman to lead the European Commission, the latter will focus on enhancing gender equality, tackling climate change and augmenting the European Union’s geopolitical role. Her previous role as defence minister in Germany seemsContinue reading “The Von der Leyen Commission: the Plan for a New EU”

GDP & POLITICS: Are We Measuring Actual Progress?

by Giacomo Di Capua During the Second World War, the British economist John Maynard Keynes developed the modern definition of Gross Domestic Product, as: «the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.» With this index, Keynes aimed at measuring and assessing Britain’s capacity for mobilization and conflict. TheContinue reading “GDP & POLITICS: Are We Measuring Actual Progress?”