Government Issue 17

As the migrant crisis shows no sign of ending, issue 17 of Government presents a variety of perspectives on the issue and how it is impacting everything from the environment to the economy. It also delves into the fight against terror and extremism, the technology solutions disrupting transportation, and the response to the European Commission’s recent revisions to its Circular Economy Package.

What are the EU’s priorities for humanitarian aid?

How is the energy transition being managed?

How is technology changing transportation?

  • John Verity of the Smart Ticketing Alliance details the evolution of integrated, interoperable transport;
  • Karen Vancluysen, secretary general of Polis, assess the EU’s smart cities strategy and its approach to urban mobility;
  • Stefan Micallef of the International Maritime Organization offers an insight into the move away from fossil fuels in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement;
  • FuelsEurope’s director general, John Cooper, reviews the European Commission’s approach to decarbonising transport; and
  • Christian Friis Bach of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe highlights efforts to promote road safety.

How will the ageing population affect Europe?