It is not easy to trust the international system and multilateral organisations in the face of a military aggression and the death of thousands of innocent civilians right before our eyes. And yet international diplomacy still matters, and the rules of international law are still the paradigm against which unlawful acts can be judged and […]
Nicoletta Pirozzi is the head of the EU, Politics and Institutions’ programme of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI or, in English, the Institute of International Affairs, an Italian think tank) and is the IAI’s institutional relations manager. She mainly works on EU governance, policy and institutional developments in the Common Foreign and Security Policy/the Common Security and Defence Policy, civilian crisis management, EU relations with the United Nations and the African Union.
On 17 February, the High Representative Josep Borrell and the European Commission released a Joint Communication on strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism: on first sight a document in the continuity of previous ones, but also one that reveals important changes in how the EU sees itself on the international stage. One might question […]
“Government of change” is the name of the executive created after a political and institutional bargaining between the 5 Star Movement and the League.
Permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) is a ready-made instrument for further integration in the field of defence