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    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Jul07

    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, Relations between the European Union and Russia remain strained after the EU extended its sanctions against the country late in June until 31 January 2018, citing a lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements aimed to end of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its...

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability
    Jun30

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability

    Written by Clare Ferguson, New faces and old friends – Parliament continues to encourage the democratic process European Union, EP – 2015 There is a sense of an ending around this month’s plenary session, as European leaders say a final farewell to that quintessential citizen of Europe, Helmut Kohl, the personification of German...

    Outcome of European Council meeting of 22-23 June 2017
    Jun29

    Outcome of European Council meeting of 22-23 June 2017

    Written by Ralf Drachenberg and Suzana Anghel, Copyright: European Union The main results of the European Council meeting of 22-23 June 2017 include the ‘historic step’ of agreeing to set up ‘permanent structured cooperation’ in European defence, the commitment to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in all its aspects, and...

    How the EU budget is spent: Macro-financial assistance
    Jun26

    How the EU budget is spent: Macro-financial assistance

    Written by Ana Claudia Alfieri, © Comugnero Silvana / Fotolia One important European Union (EU) objective is to achieve macroeconomic and political stability in its neighbourhood by ‘developing a zone of shared stability, security, and prosperity’ through a set of policies that help to bring candidate, potential candidate, and neighbourhood...

    Outlook for the European Council meeting on 22-23 June 2017 and the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 22 June 2017
    Jun20

    Outlook for the European Council meeting on 22-23 June 2017 and the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 22 June 2017

    Written by Susanna Tenhunen and Suzana Anghel, Shutterstock At their meeting on 22-23 June 2017, EU leaders will focus on internal security, including, most probably, the fight against terrorism, as well as external security, when they will assess progress made in European defence cooperation. They will also review progress on deepening and...

    New Strategic Landscape
    May18

    New Strategic Landscape

    Written by Elena Lazarou. Marietje Schaake (ALDE, The Netherlands) On 11 May 2017, EPRS organised a public event on the EU’s external dimension, and more specifically on what the EU’s strategic priorities should be in a changing strategic landscape. The event is the second in a series of roundtables aiming to assist preparatory work...

    NATO and EU defence [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    May12

    NATO and EU defence [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Ch_Alexandr / Fotolia The US President, Donald Trump, will meet with the other leaders of the NATO member states at a summit in Brussels on 25 May 2017. Among issues on the table are the new US Administration’s commitment to Europe’s security, and the levels of military spending in Europe, which...

    EU support for media freedom – looking East: Turkey, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Russia
    May03

    EU support for media freedom – looking East: Turkey, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Russia

    Written by Naja Bentzen, Velina Lilyanova, Philippe Perchoc, Martin Russell, with Clare Ferguson Each year, on 3 May, UNESCO reminds the world of the importance of press freedom to creating peaceful societies which value justice and human rights. This year’s World Press Freedom Day takes the theme of ‘Critical Minds for Critical...

    Fake news’ and the EU’s response
    Apr02

    Fake news’ and the EU’s response

    Written by Naja Bentzen, Graphics by Christian Dietrich. © alswart / Fotolia Fake news – deliberately fabricated stories posing as journalism with the aim of manipulating readers – became an increasingly visible global phenomenon during last year’s presidential election campaign in the United States, not least due to the growing use of...

    EP Plenary Session April I: Safety first
    Mar31

    EP Plenary Session April I: Safety first

    Written by Clare Ferguson, European Union, EP Following the United Kingdom’s formal notification on 29 March of its intention to withdraw from the EU, nine months after last June’s referendum, Parliament is set to debate a resolution setting out its main principles, broad objectives and red lines for the negotiations. Once adopted,...

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