Europe in the World

Africa: opportunities for a new policy approach
5 October 2009

Foreign humanitarian aid has contributed to the well-being of millions of people, but official aid should be used more strategically to contribute to African countries’ national policies for stimulating economic growth in areas such as agriculture, said Robert Calderisi, former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, at a Policy Briefing.


What future for the EU in counterterrorism?
17 September 2009


Australia and the EU - partners in progress
23 June 2009

Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Crean delivered a glowing account of relations between the EU and his country at a Breakfast on the day (23 June) the two sides boosted bilateral links by signing a new Mutual Recognition Agreement.


EU-China Summit: making a fresh start?
12 June 2009

Discussions at the 11th EU-China Summit were “candid, amicable, vibrant and in-depth”, setting in train a closer economic and political relationship, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


EU and North-east Asia: re-thinking regional development strategies
11 June 2009

The EU supports regional integration in North-east Asia, but economic integration will be easier to achieve than political integration, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Prospects for EU-US relations
26 May 2009

The Obama administration has taken many initiatives which impinge on EU-US relations, from its new policies on climate change to its pledge to close Guantanamo Bay and its push to find a solution to the Middle East conflict, John Bruton, European Commission Ambassador to the United States, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


Russia in the global economic storm
6 May 2009

Russia has been badly affected by the economic crisis, because in the boom years - when it was able to rely on oil and gas exports - it had not diversified its economic base or introduced any major structural economic reforms, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


The Eastern Partnership: how far, how deep, how fast?
19 March 2009

The EU’s planned Eastern Partnership is designed to broaden its bilateral relations with the six countries on its Eastern borders (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus) on issues such as energy, trade, the economy and migration, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


India-Pakistan relations: from tension to cooperation?
17 February 2009

Pakistan and India need to overcome their mutual hostility and differences, and change national borders “from barbed-wire fences into gateways”, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Flat, cold and (increasingly) crowded: what policies for the Arctic?
22 January 2009

The dynamics of the Arctic are changing, but both the legal framework and the political coordinating bodies to manage this are in place, Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Elisabeth Walaas, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


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