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17 Jul 2022

EDF’s problems pile up as full nationalisation looms

By: Cécile MAISONNEUVE, quoted by Sarah White for the Financial Times

French supplier of nuclear energy is struggling with plant shutdowns, build problems and skills shortages.

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08 Jul 2022

Fishing for Chips: Assessing the EU Chips Act Briefings de l'Ifri, July 8, 2022

By: Niclas Frederic POITIERS, Pauline WEIL

China, the United States, and the European Union (EU) are currently developing strategies for semiconductors aimed at financing R&D and the installation of new factories on their territories, in particular through subsidies. The EU...

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04 Jul 2022

Five Years after China’s Plastic Import Ban: Have Europeans Taken Responsibility? Briefings de l'Ifri, July 4, 2022

By: Eugénie JOLTREAU

After the 2017 Chinese waste import ban, the international and European Union (EU) legislative framework on waste exports has been revised. 

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21 Jun 2022

Are Marine Protected Areas a relevant tool for the Pacific?

Marine protected areas (MPAs) offer a solution for countries in the region to manage their maritime space. Access to scientific data is required to set MDA. 

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20 Jun 2022

The Political Economy of the Metaverse Briefings de l'Ifri, June 20, 2022

By: Sam GILBERT

The "metaverse", at the heart of the strategy of large digital companies such as Facebook (Meta), does not yet exist and it will take decades to build it. This briefing provides an overview of the issues.

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18 May 2022

First Nuclear Lessons from the War in Ukraine Briefings de l'Ifri, May 18, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24th displays undeniable nuclear attributes. The purpose of this text is to analyze the initial lessons of this conflict, with regard to the balance of forces between nuclear...

17 Jul 2022

EDF’s problems pile up as full nationalisation looms

Cécile MAISONNEUVE, quoted by Sarah White for the Financial Times
French supplier of nuclear energy is struggling with plant shutdowns, build problems and skills shortages.
30 Jun 2022

New Pacific alliance PBP to counter China’s influence will likely...

Céline PAJON, cited by Maria Siow in the South China Morning Post
Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) is made up of US, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, with the latter two expected to spearhead cooperation...
28 Jun 2022

After support for Ukraine, Kishida aims for NATO unity on China

Céline PAJON, cited by Jesse Johnson for the Japan Times
When Prime Minister Fumio Kishida becomes the first Japanese leader to attend a NATO leaders summit on Wednesday, he’ll be looking to stress the need...
26 Jun 2022

Is Macron’s ‘European Political Community’ a realistic prospect?

France’s presidency of the EU ends on June 30 with Emmanuel Macron’s new big idea, a “European Political Community”, hanging in the balance. This...
22 Jun 2022

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Seek to Mend Ties as Crown Prince Visits Ankara

Dorothée SCHMID, interviewed by Julia Kim for "Middle East Matters" on France24.
The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey are turning the page on years of strained relations, exacerbated by the 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist...
30 May 2022

Russia's air force makes the difference in Donbas breakthrough

Jean-Christophe NOËL, quoted by Emmanuel Grynszpan in Le Monde
The frantic rate of attacks from the air seems to have contributed to the recent retreat of Ukrainian forces on the Donbas front.