Reports 2012

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The future of the EU: towards a mutually supportive integration
24 September 2012

The current crisis had its origins in the excesses of financial sector. But it soon became a wider economic and sovereign debt crisis, and it is fast becoming a political crisis to which the EU must urgently respond.

The future of the EU

Promoting health and preventing disease - the role of the citizen - CHES Roundtable
24 September 2012

This CHES roundtable discussion explored the rationale for a stronger focus on disease prevention and health promotion in Europe, and the citizens’ role in this, what influences individual choices and how other actors, such as businesses and pharmacists, can help citizens to take better care of themselves, as well as why, at a time of austerity measures, it makes sense to encourage prevention and health promotion.

Freedom of movement of persons in the Schengen area - A critical juncture?
20 September 2012

The future of the EU’s Schengen border-free area may be at a critical juncture, amid growing mistrust between member states and mounting tensions between the European institutions.

Schengen area

Georgia's democratic transformation and the parliamentary elections
19 September 2012

Parliamentary elections due in Georgia on 1 October are a crucial test of the health of the country’s democracy and its Euro-Atlantic integration prospects, heard participants in this Policy Dialogue.

Georgia's democratic transformation

Costs and benefits of EU mobility
19 September 2012

This workshop focused on the costs and benefits of EU mobility from different perspectives – European, national and individual.

Reducing CO emissions from shipping - rethinking European policies
18 September 2012

Shipping emissions have not been a major focus of reduction efforts in the past, but now this is changing.

Reducing CO2 emissions

Preparing for the mid-term review of the European External Action Service: priorities, challenges and prospects for EU foreign policy at a time of crisis
6 September 2012

The development of the European External Action Service represents a huge opportunity for the EU to make known its work abroad via its overseas delegations, heard participants in a Policy Dialogue.


Cooperation and geopolitics in the Black Sea: prospects and challenges
5 September 2012

The Black Sea region is of huge geostrategic importance to the EU, acting as an energy corridor and a bridge to the East, but the EU is yet to fully harness the potential for closer relations with partners in the region, participants heard in a Policy Dialogue.

Black Sea

To compromise or not to compromise? Albanian politicians between outdated dilemmas and European imperatives
3 September 2012

The recent polarisation of Albanian politics has seen the country waste a lot of time on its journey to potential EU accession, but the progress made in the last twenty years is striking, heard participants in a Policy Dialogue.


Building deeper economic union - what to do and what to avoid
17 July 2012

The euro zone must grant a central authority powers to limit the debt issuance of euro members, to intervene in national budgets and to change national policies in order to create a deeper economic union and secure the single currency’s future, said Jörg Asmussen, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Building deeper economic union

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