Europe in the World

Transatlantic relations at a time of transition
13 January 2009

President-elect Obama will face the same key issues as the outgoing Bush administration when he takes office, but “the tactics and tone” and some of the solutions will be different, Kristen Silverberg, US Ambassador to the EU, told a Breakfast Briefing.


The impact of the global financial crisis on the world's poorest
16 December 2008

The world’s poorest people and countries will be particularly badly affected by the global economic crisis, coupled with recent increases in fuel and food prices, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


The EU and the Arctic: exploring uncharted territory?
13 November 2008

The EU is a “natural and legitimate player” in the Arctic region, which is growing in importance as new transportation routes are opening up and its energy resources could help strengthen EU security of supply, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


The future of development policy
22 October 2008

With a plethora of development cooperation programmes, it is “an exciting time for development” and future funding will be based on a “country-ownership” - from government down to the local level and a “results-based” approach, speakers told a Roundtable.


Doing business in China and the EU: opportunities and pitfalls
22 October 2008

EU-China relations are “deep and dynamic”, and bilateral trade is growing by 20% annually, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Injecting new momentum into ASEM: an uphill struggle?
20 October 2008

The global financial crisis will dominate the 24-25 October ASEM 7 Summit and the organisation must deliver a coordinated response to demonstrate its relevance and show that it is more then just a useful discussion forum, speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF).


Georgia on the EU's mind
14 October 2008

Events this summer have consolidated EU-Georgian relations, as the population feel that the Union’s quick, decisive actions saved the country from foreign occupation and the EU now feels it can play a role in the Caucasus, said former Georgian Foreign Minister Salomé Zourabichvili at a Policy Briefing.


Azerbaijan and the EU in the new geo-strategic context
8 October 2008

Azerbaijan is a growing economic and strategic energy power in the Caucasus and lies at the gates of Central Asia, and the EU needs to redefine its relations with Baku for strategic political and economic reasons and to guarantee future energy supplies, speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised in collaboration with the Institute for Strategic Studies, Ljubljana.


Asian regional deals: spur or obstacle to free trade?
6 October 2008

Many of the free trade agreements that have been negotiated or are being negotiated by Asian countries and the EU are in fact “trade light” because they reflect foreign policy and political imperatives rather than economic goals, speakers agreed at a Dialogue.


Iran & non-proliferation: challenges and opportunities
2 October 2008

As a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has a right to a uranium enrichment programme and has always agreed to stringent International Atomic Energy Agency inspections, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


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