Newly published official publications from :
The European Union
Coronavirus: The latest [What Think Tanks are thinking]. “The world is currently facing the fastest-spreading pandemic since the Spanish flu (in the aftermath of the First World War), prompting governments to take unprecedented decisions to contain this highly contagious coronavirus, which leads to COVID-19 infection. This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on the coronavirus and related issues.”
Study and portfolio review of the projects on industrial symbiosis in DG Research and Innovation: Findings and recommendations. “Industrial symbiosis is a cooperative approach between industries: waste, by-products, surplus in energy or wastewater available in one company is supplied to other companies, often in a geographical proximity, for production.
Sea rescue NGOs A pull factor of irregular migration? “The argument that maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operations act as a ‘pull factor’ of irregular seaborne migration has become commonplace during the Mediterranean ‘refugee crisis’. In this policy brief, we scrutinize this argument by examining migratory flows from Libya to Italy between 2014 and October 2019.”
Westminster and the UK Government
Coronavirus Bill: set of briefings. “The Coronavirus Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020.” This set of briefings by the House of Commons Library includes a statistics, health and social care measures, childcare and education, statutory sick pay, food supply, and emergency powers and national security.
Trends of UK butterfly species are based on results of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The UKBMS helps the UK to meet its obligations under the European Habitats Directive (for Marsh Fritillary and Large Blue), and to report on, implement or deliver country biodiversity strategies and biodiversity indicators.
The Scottish Parliament and Government
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