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    Eastern Partnership: 2017 Brussels summit – Taking stock and new objectives
    Nov24

    Eastern Partnership: 2017 Brussels summit – Taking stock and new objectives

    Written by Philippe Perchoc, © areporter / Fotolia On 24 November 2017, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine meet with the European Union (EU) in Brussels for the fifth Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit. A lot has been achieved since the Riga summit in 2015: association agreements (AA) and deep and comprehensive free trade...

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November I 2017
    Nov22

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November I 2017

    Written by Katarzyna Sochacka and Clare Ferguson, © European Union 2017 – Source : EP The key focal points of the November I plenary session included debates on the rule of law in Malta and Poland and on the ‘Paradise papers’ revelations. Members adopted, inter alia, their positions ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and the...

    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response
    Nov08

    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response

    Written by Naja Bentzen, © ommbeu / Fotolia The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global phenomenon during the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States. Ahead of the...

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?
    Oct18

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?

    Written by Izabela Bacian, The Leaders’ Agenda presented by European Council President Donald Tusk in October 2017 sets priorities for action at the European level for the coming two years. Interestingly, the Leaders’ Agenda is based on the Bratislava and Rome declarations informally adopted by the EU27 leaders, and not on the...

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017
    Oct07

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017

    Written by Katarzyna Sochacka, EU negotiator Michel Barnier presents the state of play of the Brexit negotiations in plenary. © European Union 2017 – Source : EP The adoption of Parliament’s resolution on the state of play of the Brexit negotiations was one of the main points of the October I plenary session, as was a debate on the...

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Sep23

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Onur / Fotolia North Korea has stepped up its nuclear plans with the underground detonation of a hydrogen bomb and tests of its first suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), moves perceived as a major threat to global security. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September, U.S....

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Sep23

    North Korea [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Onur / Fotolia North Korea has stepped up its nuclear plans with the underground detonation of a hydrogen bomb and tests of its first suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), moves perceived as a major threat to global security. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September, U.S....

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation
    Sep15

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation

    Written by Matthew Parry, © alona_s / Fotolia In the early 1990s, following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the USSR, the EU began to provide support via its TACIS programme for structural adjustment and reform in 11 post-Soviet and post-communist countries. One form of support was for countries grappling with a Soviet-era...

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe
    Sep08

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe

    Written by Aidan Christie, A clearer view of the European Commission’s vision of the future of Europe should be one outcome of the 2017 State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker. Set to take place in the European Parliament’s plenary session of 13 September, this year’s annual set-piece is to be a key moment in...

    Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Jul26

    Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © alexlmx / Fotolia Relations between the European Union and Ukraine have been improving since the Maidan protests ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, leading to the election a pro-Western Petro Poroshenko as Head of State. At their meeting on 12-13 July, EU and Ukraine leaders welcomed the completion of the...

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