Reports 2012

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Ukraine’s parliamentary elections and EU-Ukraine relations – Where to next?
19 December 2012

Ukraine is progressing towards signing an Association Agreement which includes an integral Deep and Comprehensive Free-Trade Agreement with the European Union.

Ukraine’s parliamentary elections and EU-Ukraine relations – Where to next?


Post-Summit Policy Briefing
17 December 2012

The 13-14 December European Council was disappointing as it failed to live up to the expectations raised and the objectives set earlier in the year.

Post-Summit Policy Briefing


The OSCE peace-making experience - What lessons and challenges for the EU?
10 December 2012

Resolving the protracted conflicts over Nagorno-Karabakh, Transdniestria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia will require local leaders to show much greater political will, and necessitates much greater engagement by external actors like the EU.

The OSCE peace-making experience - What lessons and challenges for the EU?


“Unity in diversity” – an EU motto fit for the Balkans
7 December 2012

Regional cooperation can boost economic development and spread prosperity across the Balkans.

Unity in diversity


The Common European Asylum System: mission accomplished?
7 December 2012

Speakers at this breakfast on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) were optimistic that the CEAS would be in place within a few months, as most of the directives and political conditions had been agreed.

The Common European Asylum System: mission accomplished?


Europe and the crisis: implications for EU foreign policy - Workshop
6 December 2012

This workshop considered the impact of the crisis on EU foreign and security policy and its global role, which can help imagine the EU’s future on the international scene if and when the crisis is over, and also served as a brainstorming exercise in preparation of the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue in January 2013.


Mobility, growth and jobs - The multilingual challenge of the Single Market
5 December 2012

The EU’s multilingual nature can be an asset for European companies, giving them the tools they need to harness multilingualism as a means of accessing multicultural global markets and gaining a competitive advantage over their US counterparts.

Mobility, growth and jobs - The multilingual challenge of the Single Market


Creating second career labour markets – Towards more employment opportunities for older workers
5 December 2012

The EU must face up to the twin challenges of ageing populations and mounting youth unemployment. Lifelong learning, health and safety at work and active ageing can help in this regard.

Creating second career labour markets


New rules on clinical trials and testing medicines: are we on the right track? - CHES Roundtable
4 December 2012

This CHES roundtable discussion considered the proposed new rules on clinical trials, how well they address the shortcomings of the Clinical Trials Directive, and the main improvements.


The role of welfare states in a changing Europe – Findings from the European Social Survey
3 December 2012

The resilience of the welfare state over time, its ability to protect citizens, and the future of welfare provision are all under the spotlight.

The role of welfare states


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