Europe in the World

Turkey and the EU: negotiations, relations and challenges ahead
5 March 2007

Turkey is transforming itself as it looks ahead to EU membership and the reform process is creating “the Turkey of the future”, Ankara’s Chief Negotiator Ali Babacan told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Russia's Westpolitik and the EU's response
26 February 2007

Russia’s increasing self-confidence as an “energy power” has changed the balance in its relationship with the EU, as Moscow no longer sees itself as the Union’s “younger partner”, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Regionalisation: Asian views on the European experience
16 February 2007

European integration is well-developed and sustained by numerous treaties, institutions and laws, while regionalism in East Asia is a relatively new idea and lacks any formal binding agreements, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-Asia-Europe Foundation Policy Dialogue.


Towards a comprehensive settlement for Darfur
26 January 2007

The conflict in Darfur is a “man-made disaster of catastrophic proportions” which can never be solved by military means alone, speakers agreed at an EPC-International Crisis Group-Save Darfur conference.


Reviving Doha: What chance of success?
24 January 2007

After a “bad year’ for the Doha trade negotiations, 2007 has begun “in a much more positive mood” as political leaders weigh up the “modest price” of success against the “formidable” costs of failure, World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Migration and remittances: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
18 January 2007

Migration from Eastern Europe and Central Asia is increasing and, with it, the money migrants send back to their home countries, which can constitute as much as 20% of a country’s GDP. The process should be properly managed, particularly for countries like Kosovo, and ‘circular migration’ could ensure a “triple win”, with sending and receiving countries and migrants themselves all benefiting, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue organised with the King Baudouin Foundation and the World Bank.


The trouble with North Korea: views from Europe and Asia
15 December 2006

The international community and the countries involved in the Six-Party Talks, which will resume on 18 December, have “a lot of work to do” to resolve the impasse over North Korea’s recent nuclear test, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Life after Thaksin: is Thailand lost in transition?
14 December 2006

While “a coup is always a coup”, speakers at a joint EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue agreed that the political situation in Thailand had made one inevitable and acknowledged that it had been warmly welcomed by most of the Thai population.


The role of human security in foreign policy: what lessons for the EU?
5 December 2006

Security arrangements which only concentrate on military solutions cannot deal with today’s global threats to human security – and the need to protect the individual from fear and want, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Africa's Silk Road: China and India's new economic frontier?
30 November 2006

Chinese and Indian economic involvement in Africa is not a new phenomenon but is accelerating, and the continent needs to do more to ensure it capitalises on the opportunities this offers.


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