When is Europe going electric?
In 2020, 10.2% of all cars sold in Europe were electric (either hybrid or fully electric). This is a huge increase with respect to last years’ data. In 2019, for example, BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) accounted for only a 3.3% share of the market in Europe (EU + EFTA + UK). In total, around 1.4 million BEVs and PHEVs were registered in Europe during 2020. This means a 137% increase compared to 2019. This is significant also if
Between the Eagle and the Dragon
Geopolitics of the EU n.5 “China vs US” by ciberpensadores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 We are currently living through a pivotal phase of global history, a rising power is openly challenging the current hegemonic Superpower, a geopolitical event defined as “Thucydides’ Trap”. The United States of America, after the Cold War and two decades of undisputed supremacy, must now defend their geopolitical status against the People’s Republic of China, who aims at rebalancing t
Paint it green
The EU vs Climate Change n. 2 You have probably noticed how more and more attention is being given to environmentalism in the media, and how this is reflected in the increasing number of brands that offer an 'Earth friendly' option, or politicians committing to certain green targets. Being all of this relatively uncharted territory, it is clumsily approached by governments seeking to actively limit their country's emissions and scarcely regulated for companies; meaning the sc
Lobbying in the EU is much better and much worse than you think
According to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer (2013), 58% of EU citizens believe that their national government is to a large extent or entirely controlled by a few big interests. Although with less emphasis, this belief is usually extended to European institutions as well. Indeed, the well-documented decline in trust in national and international executive and legislative bodies has been accompanied by a pessimistic perception of the influence of corp