Europe in the World

A new era for CFSP?
23 February 2010

At a policy briefing, Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed recent events affecting EU foreign and security policy, and the Union’s need to strive to remain a credible global player.

Seeking justice and making peace: mission (im)possible?
1 February 2010

At a policy briefing, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, explained how bringing perpetrators of mass atrocities to justice in conflict zones can help lead to peace.

US-EU relations - a new page or a new script?
13 January 2010

At an EPC Breakfast Briefing, William E. Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU, discussed that the time is now, under the Obama administration, to strengthen transatlantic relations.

Eastern Partnership: state of play
8 December 2009

A year after its establishment the Eastern Partnership is helping to create political stability in the region, but both perseverance and enthusiasm are needed for it to fulfil its lofty ambitions, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue held with kind support of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Security and stability in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: prospects and challenges
27 November 2009

The Berlin Wall that divided Europe has fallen, and while some countries in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood want to become part of the EU, others prefer to forge different alliances. However all consider themselves “European” in their values and approach and want visa-free travel, speakers said at a Policy Dialogue.

Russia and Europe: strategic partnership and energy dialogue
25 November 2009

The EU and Russia need to forge a new relationship, and to move beyond the Cold War standoff to a constructive dialogue about confronting joint security threats and global problems and about EU-Russian energy interests, said Igor Ivanov, former Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of LUKOIL Board of Directors at a Policy Briefing.

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation
23 November 2009

The existence of nuclear weapons continues to threaten world peace, although the political stage has moved on, with an increasing interdependence among states replacing the original need for a nuclear deterrent, said Hans Blix, former Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission at a Six-Minute Briefing.

US-EU energy cooperation
18 November 2009

The US and the EU are building excellent cooperation in the field of energy, and a main aspect of this is the launch of the new EU-US Energy Council, said Richard Morningstar, US Special Envoy for Eurasian energy at a Breakfast Briefing.

Global trade and the impact of the economic crisis
13 November 2009

Europe has survived the economic crisis, but realises that it marked a shift in the global economy from West to East, and the beginning of a new 21st century world order, said David O’Sullivan, Director-General for Trade, European Commission, at a breakfast briefing.

Post-election challenges for civil society in Afghanistan
16 October 2009

Given the reported wide-scale fraud in the Afghanistan Presidential elections, the country has a year to turn the country round by cutting corruption, improving the rule of law and restoring the people’s faith in democracy, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

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