Ever since the use of chemical weapons in Syria on August 21st, the possibility of a military intervention in Syria by Western powers has provoked passionate debate.
While the G20 debate on Syria stalled, notable progress was made on the regulation of international finance.
For the duration of the Russian Presidency of the G20, energy sustainability will be towards the top of the agenda in an effort to unlock global sustainable development.
Education and training play a significant role not only in coping with the crisis in Europe but also in the personal development of the individual. That was the conclusion of the conference on the situation of young people in Europe.
To combat human trafficking, the European Union should encourage closer collaboration with religious and non-denominational organisations working on the ground.
EU bodies are concerned about the effectiveness, the cost and risks to privacy that the proposed EU borders control systems may entail.
It is ironic that in the course of the year the EU has devoted to ‘citizenship’ a scandal involving mass surveillance of so many of its citizens should explode.
Following the bankruptcies of the Hypo Real Estate Bank (Germany), Dexia (France-Belgium) and more recently of Laiki (Cyprus), the EU is about to put in place a European Banking Union.