Dr Andi Hoxhaj reflects on the exodus of young people from Albania, an issue that can be addressed through policy aimed at creating more opportunities for youth in the country. Continue reading Albania’s brain drain: why so many young people are leaving and how to get them to stay
Drawing from their new book, Dr Denny Pencheva and Dr Kostas Maronitis scrutinise the narratives created around immigration and automation during the campaign for, and implementation of Brexit. Continue reading The Brexit utopia: towards a migrant-free, fully automated economy?
Dr Valentina Amuso (UCL) and Dr Lieve Van Woensel (EPRS) consider how policymakers can best approach technological change through contextual awareness, stakeholders involvement, and a multidisciplinary approach Continue reading Learning about Possible Futures: How Foresight Analysis improves governance and emergency preparedness
Emmanuel Macron’s decision to implement an unpopular pension reform without a vote in parliament has prompted a wave of protests to be held across France. Philippe Marlière writes that with Macron now seriously weakened and Marine Le Pen waiting in the wings, the decision could have lasting consequences for French democracy. Continue reading Macron’s pension reform deepens France’s democratic crisis
David Suber discusses the latest UK government’s illegal migration bill, which aims to tackle the rise in small boat Channel crossings by removing anyone who arrives in the UK without permission to enter. The bill is in committee stage, but critics have argued that the focus should be on cracking down on smuggling gangs. Continue reading Illegal immigration: cracking down on smuggling makes gangs more organised – and costs migrant lives