Europe in the World

The EU and Belarus: perpetual tango all over again?
24 September 2012
Giselle Bosse (External authors)

In this Policy Brief, Giselle Bosse analyses current developments in Belarus’s relations with the EU, forecasts where they are heading and comes up with a number of recommendations for future engagement.


The Arab Spring one year later: voices from North Africa, Middle East and Europe
20 July 2012
Andrea Frontini (Policy Analyst) and Josef Janning (Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow)

The views presented in this Issue Paper, edited by Josef Janning and Andrea Frontini, represent a snapshot in a longer process of change – authentic impressions from new governance in the making.


Turkey’s Syrian Dilemma: Testing the ‘Regional Solutions for Regional Problems’ Proposition
9 July 2012
Joshua W. Walker (External authors)

Regardless of whether Ankara keeps its strategic options open by seeking to preserve the status quo, events on the ground in Syria could rapidly force Ankara into moving beyond rhetoric and intervening in either a limited humanitarian or full-scale manner, writes Joshua W. Walker in this Commentary.


The end of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What lessons for the Common Security and Defence Policy?
13 June 2012
Eva Gross (External authors)

With the imminent closure of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia, Eva Gross examines its impact on the country, as well as broader implications and lessons learned for other EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions.


To sign or not to sign? That's the EU-Ukraine question
13 February 2012
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Amanda Paul looks at the future prospects for Ukraine-EU relations, lays out what could be expected over the coming months, looks at possible scenarios for the elections and argues why it is important for the EU to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine.


An Arab Springboard for EU foreign policy?
31 January 2012
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World) and Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

Egmont, EPC and CEPS publish an assessment of the EU’s reaction

This Egmont Paper covers the key dimensions of the EU’s relations with its southern neighbourhood. Following a general assessment of the state of regimes in the region today, the paper addresses: political relations; a prospective Euro-Mediterranean economic area; natural resources; migration; the role of the military in the region; EU crisis management and the role of NATO; and, finally, the impact of the Arab Spring on the Arab-Israeli conflict.


The European External Action Service at work - How to improve EU foreign policy
25 January 2012
Alyson Bailes (External authors), Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World) and Megan Kenna (External authors)

The European External Action Service can make a difference to EU foreign policy, contributing to building a new strategic culture and designing holistic policies to respond to longstanding challenges to EU foreign policy. This EPC Issue Paper by Rosa Balfour with Alyson Bailes and Megan Kenna argues that the EEAS needs to prove its added value by championing and improving the EU’s cross-cutting foreign policy assets. To do so, the Service must seek to become the EU’s foreign policy entrepreneur and identify the steps necessary to achieve this ambition.


Azerbaijan - The key to EU energy security
24 October 2011
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Gulmira Rzayeva (External authors)

This commentary by Amanda Paul and Gulmira Rzayeva analyses the state of play regarding the Shah Deniz II gas decision and the remaining difficulties ahead.


Last exit for peace: the struggle for a Palestinian State has entered a new stage
4 October 2011
Eberhard Rhein (Senior Adviser to EPC on neighbourhood policy)

If yet another Palestinian generation grows up under Israeli occupation and negotiators fail to finally create a viable Palestinian state, then radicalisation, violence and guerrilla operations will further weaken the Middle East, warns Eberhard Rhein in this commentary.


The EU and Ukraine - Where to next?
21 September 2011
Vasyl Belmega (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC) and Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief on EU-Ukraine relations, Amanda Paul and Vasyl Belmega look at developments in Ukraine’s relationship with the EU since independence twenty years ago.


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