Posted on 30. October 2014 by Matilda Flemming and Sandra Grindgärds Most of the upheaval surrounding the appointment of the European Commission has passed by now – including the discussion regarding the need for some kind of gender balance in the commission. 10 of the 28 commissioners-designate are women, thus the call of the departing female commissioners has been … Continue reading Learning from the past – or how to make sure there will be no shortage of female candidates when the 2019 Commission is formed
Posted on 22. February 2013 by Matilda Flemming While Brussels seems to be busy discussing horse meat, the other big discussion over the past weeks (and months if not years for that matter) – the Multiannual Financial Framework, or MFF – I find substantially more interesting. Working in the international youth sector, I have been monitoring … Continue reading MFF – What’s in it for me?
Posted on 24. September 2012 by Matilda Flemming I am reading Lena Sundström’s book Världens lyckligaste folk (Eng: The world’s happiest people). It gives a brilliant insight into the development of xeno- and islamophobia (with a big focus on Denmark) for anyone who reads Swedish. Sundström makes countless interviews to find the roots of this fear … Continue reading The Inclusive European?
Posted on 10. January 2012 by Matilda Flemming Trade is said to be the European Union’s most powerful external policy domain: the EU has the largest internal market in the world, and this makes it an attractive destination for trade. Furthermore, trade is one of the few sectors where the EU can act as a single … Continue reading Gender Just Trade?