Issue 505 | 18 November 2019
As Madrid prepares to host COP25, Spanish Socialist MEP Nicolás González Casares, a member of Parliament’s delegation, talks to us about his hopes and ambitions for the keenly-awaited climate conference and is this issue’s cover star.
In our special COP25 feature, we talk to other members of the European Parliament delegation including chair Bas Eickhout, vice-chair Peter Liese, as well as French MPs Lionel Causse and Jennifer de Temmerman, about how Europe can become a global leader on climate change.
We also have a special security and defence feature, featuring an interview with outgoing European Defence Agency Chief Executive, Jorge Domecq, who recaps the progress the EU has made in the realm of security and defence.
Also featured: Arba Kokalari and Sylwia Spurek discuss the Istanbul Convention and violence against women, Nils Muižnieks and Julia Laffranque tell us why they should become the next European Ombudsman, Dan Nica looks ahead at Horizon Europe, and Tanja Fajon talks about the valuable role communities can play in combating HIV/AIDS.
Finally, answering our five questions this issue is Danish Renew Europe MEP Karen Melchior.
Produced in collaboration with Le Trombinoscope
We need to rethink our relationship with nature when building cities, argue Marc Palahí, Stefano Boeri, Maria Chiara Pastore and Vicente Guallart.
Francesca Di Giuseppe and Christel Prudhomme, from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), explain how new data can help in the fight against climate change.
The extent to which Text and Data Mining is revolutionising the way both public and private sector researchers work has yet to be fully realised by EU policymakers, argue data mining experts.