Europe in the World

Addressing the security challenges in the South Caucasus
29 March 2011
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Dennis Sammut (Member of the EPC's Strategic Council; Director, LINKS)

Events in the Middle East and North Africa risk the EU taking its eye off the ball in the South Caucasus, argue Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul in this Policy Brief.


A quantum leap in economic governance - but questions remain - Post-Summit Analysis
28 March 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

In this post-summit analysis Janis Emmanouilidis argues that European economic governance has made a major step forward but key questions still remain unanswered


The EU's External Action Service: new actor on the scene
28 January 2011
Graham Avery (Senior Adviser to EPC on EU enlargement policy)

In this commentary, Senior Adviser Graham Avery considers the potential and problems of the arrival of the EEAS.


Why does the EU fear change in its neighbourhood?
27 January 2011
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

Why does the EU dither to respond to events taking place amongst neighbouring countries, asks Rosa Balfour in this commentary?


Upgrading the EU's role as global actor
25 January 2011
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

In response to globalisation and the new multi-polar balance of power, a new book by a team of Brussels and Leuven-based researchers argues that the EU should build up a world-class diplomatic corps, capable of becoming a major actor in global affairs, drawing on the enabling provisions contained in the Treaty of Lisbon.


Working inside out: what role for Special Envoys in the European External Action Service?
24 January 2011
Cornelius Adebahr (Political analyst and entrepreneur working on European foreign policy; Associate in the Europe Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Associate Fellow of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP))

With the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) in December 2010, this Policy Brief by Cornelius Adebahr questions the actions taken so far and looks at the immediate challenges to the EUSR mandates, and outlines criteria for a strategic use of the EUSRs as an effective instrument of a strong diplomatic service.


Political trends and priorities 2011-2012
17 December 2010
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World), Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In the context of this deep crisis, this Issue Paper by Rosa Balfour, Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg provides an ex ante analysis of political trends and priorities in 2011 and 2012.


Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova: a three-way test
2 December 2010
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat argues that the result of the Republic of Moldova's recent elections poses a three-way test for the country, Russia and the EU.


Europe and Indonesia: time for stronger engagement
23 November 2010
Shada Islam (Director Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe)

Given the size of its economy, population and growth rates, Indonesia is one of Asia’s most exciting nations. This could explain why the EU signed a ground-breaking Partnership and Cooperation Agreement upgrading the relationship with Jakarta, and beating the US and Australia to it, says Shada Islam in this Commentary.


Entering the end game: the race for Caspian gas
27 October 2010
Borut Grgic (External authors) and Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

“Oil is money, gas is politics” is the theme of this commentary by Amanda Paul and Borut Grgic.


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