Research

Glyphosate, separating “the wheat from the tares”

on December 23rd, 2020

Glyphosate has long been considered as an herbicide with no unacceptable health risk. In 2015, its classification as “probably carcinogenic” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) changed the situation, and in 2017 the European Union renewed its authorisation for only five years with France even wanting to “get out of glyphosate” in […]

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After Covid-19 air transportation in Europe: time for decision-making

on December 22nd, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis will act as an accelerator in the structural changes that have been taking place in air transportation in Europe over the last twenty years on intra-European flights, marked by the rise in power of low-cost players. Despite a sustained context of market attrition, the low cost companies will take advantage of the […]

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Before Covid-19 air transportation in Europe: an already fragile sector

on December 22nd, 2020

Although European airlines were hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis, not all are in the same boat both in terms of their ability to withstand it and in terms of access to public aid. Specifically, certain “flag-carrier” companies, such as Air France-KLM or Lufthansa, in a critical financial situation, were saved thanks to government support. […]

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IMMIGRATION IN FRANCE: “A REFUGE FOR ALL IS A REFUGE FOR NONE” An interview with Didier Leschi, by Eugénie Bastié

on December 11th, 2020

The original interview with Didier Leschi by Eugénie Bastié was published in French in the Figaro newspaper on 25 November 2020. This translation was done by Michael Scott. Excerpt: “It is our first-line reception of asylum seekers that has drawn criticism. It is very clear that there is room for improvement. However, we are also […]

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Nuclear energy: changing the balance of power?

on December 2nd, 2020

Nuclear power has been a major low-carbon source of electricity production for decades, ensuring affordable and reliable energy to millions around the world. Today, the nuclear industry is still very active, with 2018 being the record year of capacity additions in almost three decades, over 50 reactors under construction worldwide and many more planned. Innovation […]

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Reshoring manufacturing after the Covid-19 outbreak?

on November 6th, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted our reliance on imports for the consumption of basic goods, such as protective masks during a pandemic caused by a respiratory virus. This has led to a movement in favour of “industrial reshoring” which has so far found an echo in various parts of society, often transcending the usual political […]

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Covid-19: far right violent extremism and tech platforms’ response

on November 3rd, 2020

Terrorists and violent extremists are manipulators seeking to exploit stress factors in our societies. The Covid-19 pandemic, its ensuing lockdown measures, as well as the spread of related mis- and disinformation online, thus represented an almost ideal opportunity for malevolent actors to exploit. Far-right violent extremists, in particular, quickly jumped on the opportunity offered by […]

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2022, the Populist Risk in France (waves 2 and 3)

on October 28th, 2020

Here are the results of waves 2 and 3 of our electoral protest indicator, launched in September 2019 in view of the upcoming presidential election. Wave 2 of this survey (from 23 to 31 January 2020) took place in the context of a deep social and political crisis mixing the persistence of the Yellow Vests’ […]

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香港:二次回歸

on October 16th, 2020

[Traditional Chinese characters] 香港國安法於2020年6月30日生效,即香港回歸中國紀念日(1997年7月1日)的前一天。國安法旨在恫嚇香港公民社會,消除一切反對之聲。新的「罪行」由此將受到嚴厲懲處。某些條文造成嚴重的法律無保障狀況。新的安全機構在香港設立,它們由北京直接領導,專門負責處理這類新「罪行」。

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香港: 二次回归

on October 16th, 2020

[Simplified Chinese characters] 香港国安法于2020年6月30日生效,即香港回归中国纪念日(1997年7月1日)的前一天。国安法旨在恫吓香港公民社会,消除一切反对之声。新的“罪行”由此将受到严厉惩处。某些条文造成严重的法律无保障状况。新的安全机构在香港设立,它们由北京直接领导,专门负责处理这类新“罪行”。

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