Europe in the World

Ukraine after the elections: an orange future?
12 November 2007

Ukraine’s future is “bright” and the ideals of the Orange Revolution remain intact, with the recent free and transparent elections demonstrating that the country is developing into a ‘politically mature’ democracy, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Energising EU foreign policy
8 November 2007

The EU is now ready to pursue a more “assertive foreign policy” following the agreement on a new EU treaty in October, with the European Parliament playing a stronger role than in the past, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


Political instability in Pakistan
31 October 2007

Pakistan needs to return to democracy and the military must return to barracks if the country is ever going to achieve long-lasting stability, speakers agreed at an EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue.


No place for European complacency on human rights
25 October 2007

Human rights are under attack, and the failure of some EU governments to admit to their own failings and to react to US attempts to ‘bend the rules’ during the war on terror, have undermined their legitimacy when it comes to criticising others for abuses of those rights, Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Made in China: trade and investment, protection and globalisation
19 October 2007

China is working to improve product quality and food safety as part of its “winning with quality” economic strategy, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Asia's economic and financial crisis - ten years on
21 September 2007

The 1997 Asian financial crisis ushered in major political change in some of the worse-affected countries, speakers told an EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue.


Fixing failed states: an insider's view
23 July 2007

The international community must show leadership and imagination to use “open moments” in history to change the course of world politics, Ashraf Ghani, Chairman of the Institute of State Effectiveness, told a Policy Briefing.


China's energy security: policies and global impact
12 July 2007

China produces 93% of its energy, but still has problems meeting its needs because of its massive economic growth, and is therefore introducing energy-efficiency and conservation measures to deal with shortages, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Europe's responsibility to protect: what role for the EU?
9 July 2007

The 2005 United Nations’ World Summit endorsement of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principle, giving the international community a duty to intervene to protect citizens from mass atrocities, was a watershed moment, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Carla Del Ponte assesses eight years at the ICTY
5 July 2007

Attaching conditions to the start of EU membership negotiations has been the most effective tool in getting countries to work with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, its Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte told a Policy Briefing.


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