• Global Europe

What is sustainable tourism, and how can it support development?​

With more than 1.6 billion people travelling around the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force. It makes a genuine difference to the lives of millions of people, supporting one in every eleven jobs worldwide. In this International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Friends of Europe has created a factsheet highlighting… Read article ›

  • Migration and Integration

Win-win solutions to Europe’s refugee crisis

Discussion paper by Giles Merritt and Shada Islam Friends of Europe is launching an ambitious programme of discussions, publications and events that focus on the policy issues raised by the refugee and migrant crisis. Migration Action will highlight official, private sector and civil society initiatives and explore new ideas on Europe’s role and responses. Political… Read article ›

  • Greener Europe

Europe’s Energy Union and the road to Paris and beyond

In an unusual new departure from the long-established divisions between environmental and industrial protagonists, Friends of Europe publishes a report featuring consensus-based solutions to Europe’s climate-energy-industry “trilemma”.  With negotiations to seal the much hoped-for climate deal underway and EU leaders gathering this week to discuss the new European Commission’s Energy Union strategy, there is no… Read article ›