TEPSA Newsletter

September 2014 Edition

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Editorial

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"The Neighbouring Policy of the European Union: it is Soft Power that is needed!", by Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

In a period of ten years the geopolitical situation at the external borders of the European Union has completely changed. Of course, the Israeli-Palestine conflict unfortunately is a lasting one, during the last decade the situation has in fact only worsened. However, apart from that central problem, a lot of unrest and conflicts have occurred in our neighbourhood. First the invasion in Iraq. Then the Arab Spring which has become an Arab Winter if not worse. The revolution resulted in an unstable Arab world, giving rise inter alia to a civil war in Syria which is now out of control. It also paved the way for a Northern Africa in transformation (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and recently also Algeria where a French tourist was murdered by a terrorist group). Since a couple of years, we furthermore experience a massive influx of migrants and refugees coming from Northern and Central Africa, looking for a better future notably in Europe. Recently the cruelties of IS in Iraq and Syria have only added to the disasters and dramas which already took place in that region.

This year, also the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation was unilaterally modified by Russia: an unprecedented violation of the territorial integrity of an independent state in Europe’s recent history. As a consequence, the relationship between the EU and the Russian Federation is now full of tensions, whereas the Union is faced with a weakened Ukraine at her Eastern external borders.
This being so, one has to recognize that the last ten years the EU has more or less neglected the relations with her neighbours. The enlargements of 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as the economic crisis kept us busy. Moreover our approach with regard to the new Eastern neighbours (ENP, Eastern Partnership) is a rather artificial one. In the course of the negotiations to conclude an association agreement, the EU requires them to implement our norms, values and policies. However, the new neighbours -although clearly European states- are not allowed to become new inhabitants of our common house, if it is only in the long run. Such an approach appears to be contradictory and has to change. Peace and security on the European continent requires us to develop a new policy.

We should start to fully exercise our Soft Power capacity in our relations with all our neighbours, whether in the East or in the South. First of all humanitarian aid has to be provided where necessary. Then assistance is needed in the process of reconstruction and institution building, including the setting up of independent judiciaries. We must also support economic reforms and democratic changes. Apart from that, the development of people to people contacts and academic cooperation has to be stimulated. Student and youth exchanges as well as internship programs should be developed. Of course preliminary conditions and requirements also have to be set: notably the firm aspiration of the neighbour in question to strive at democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law.

At a certain moment this approach has also to be applied in the contacts with the Russian Federation. Because, whether you like it or not, Russia is an important neighbour of the EU. The development of stable relations with that country can only contribute to stability on the whole European continent. In that context it can also facilitate the intensification of our contacts with former Soviet Republics: Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, as well as in the Southern Caucasus: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. As to the energy sector, an interdependence between Russia and the EU does already exist. However, in the future Russia may also become an important market for our small-, medium-sized and big companies. Moreover well-developed people to people contacts are more than welcome. Be that as it may, first of all satisfactory solutions for the outstanding military, political and economic problems in Ukraine have to be found.

So, an innovated neighbourhood policy has to be developed in the coming period as a priority of EU policy, in the interest of peace and security on our European continent. For that purpose initiatives are to be expected in the first place from the European Commission: a new but challenging responsibility of the new commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn!

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TEPSA Provocative Column

Provocative column

"How serious will the new EU leadership be about climate change targets?", by Marco Siddi, EXACT alumni

In January 2014, the European Commission presented a policy framework with proposed EU climate and energy targets for the year 2030. Objectives include a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels, an increase in renewable energy to at least 27 percent of total EU energy consumption and a non-binding commitment to raising energy efficiency by 30 percent. According to the Commission, EU member states would build on the 2020 targets (20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 and 20 percent increase in both renewables and efficiency) and continue to progress towards a low-carbon economy.

Shortly after the 2030 policy framework was presented, environmental organisations such as Greenpeace criticised the Commission for failing to set more ambitious goals. Indeed, a 7 percent increase in the share of renewables over 10 years and the non-binding target for energy efficiency are unimpressive. Now, member states may not even agree upon the modest 2030 objectives. As EU heads of state and government have not yet discussed the Commission’s proposal, the latter remains a working document. The Ukrainian crisis dominated the last EU summits; as a result of tensions between the EU and Russia (Europe’s main energy supplier), discussions in Brussels focused on differentiating imports, building a central purchasing body for gas and using domestic fossil fuel resources.

Last March, EU leaders pledged that a decision on the 2030 framework will be taken no later than October 2014. Hence, only one month is left to respect the deadline that they themselves proposed. If EU leaders do not agree on a credible climate change package – ideally one that is more ambitious than the Commission’s proposal – the EU will have little bargaining power at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where global targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions should be decided. The EU risks a repetition of the 2009 Copenhagen climate change conference, when it was sidelined by the US and China and no binding targets were agreed.

Against this background, the first moves of the nascent Juncker Commission are not encouraging. According to the current plan, the Climate Action Directorate will be merged with the Energy Directorate; the Environment and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Directorates will also be lumped together. The Climate Action Directorate was created by the last Barroso Commission to assist with the implementation of the 2020 targets and address climate change issues (previously, climate change was within the competence of DG Environment). The disappearance of a dedicated climate commissioner is hardly a good signal in view of the Paris climate change conference.

Moreover, the proposed new Climate Action and Energy commissioner – former Spanish minister for agriculture, food and the environment Miguel Arias Cañete – is highly controversial. Cañete served as president of two oil companies, Ducar SL and Petrologis Canarias SL, until 2012 and he still holds shares of both companies. According to a statement he made in 2011, the value of these shares exceeds 300,000 euros. Cañete’s brother-in-law became director of Petrologis and Ducar in 2012 and his son is a board member at Ducar. Hence, the proposed commissioner faces a clear conflict of interests. Furthermore, it is hard to believe that a politician who has been deeply involved in the oil industry will take climate change issues at heart.

The appointment of Donald Tusk to the post of President of the European Council compounds negative developments in the Commission concerning climate action. During Tusk’s premiership, Poland was one of the staunchest opponents of measures to fight climate change. The country generates over 95 percent of its electricity from coal and its carbon dioxide emissions per capita continue to rise. The UN Climate Change Conference hosted by Tusk in Warsaw last year produced no results. Significantly, Tusk changed his minister for the environment during the conference, appointing Maciej Grabowski, an advocate of shale gas extraction. Tusk’s proposal for a European Energy Union is no less controversial, as it focuses entirely on fossil fuels and disregards renewables. According to Tusk, the EU should create a central body for the purchase of gas and make full use of its fossil fuel resources, including coal and shale gas. Following the proposal, the EU should import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from as far as the US and Australia, despite the additional transport-related emissions and the risk of accidents that this would entail.

If the EU is serious about its commitment to limit greenhouse gas emissions, it should change course and shift its focus and funding towards renewables. The main lesson to be learned from the Ukrainian crisis in terms of energy supplies is that the EU needs to diversify its consumption towards domestic renewables, rather than seeking new exporters of fossil fuels. The 2030 targets should be more ambitious than in the current Commission proposal; the efficiency target should become binding, more drastic emission cuts are necessary and the renewables target should be considerably higher. An agreement among EU leaders must be found quickly, so that the Union can prepare adequately its negotiating position at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.

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Introducing a TEPSA Member Institute

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Introducing a TEPSA Member Institute: College of Europe, Bruges

The College of Europe was the world’s first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs.

It was founded in 1949 by leading European figures such as Salvador de Madariaga, Winston Churchill, Paul Henri Spaak and Alcide de Gasperi in the wake of the first Congress of the European Movement in the Hague in 1948. The idea was to establish an institute where university graduates from many different European countries could study and live together.

Today, the College consists of two campuses, one in Bruges and the other established in Natolin, (Warsaw, Poland) in 1993 with the support of the European Commission and the Polish government. The College now operates as ‘one College – two campuses’ and what was once referred to as the ‘esprit de Bruges’, is now known as the ‘esprit du Collège’.

Each academic year at the College is presided by a ‘Patron’ who has contributed to European integration and the values of the European Union. In 2014-2015, the Promotion Patrons are Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the anti-mafia magistrates who were assassinated in 1992, in order to honour their dedication to the defence of the rule of law, the authority and legitimacy of the state and the security of citizens.

The College of Europe is characterised by its academic independence, its bilingualism, the diversity of its teaching staff and its multicultural environment, which together create a genuine European ‘microcosm’. Entry requirements and rigorous selection procedures ensure that students who are recruited are of the highest calibre. The student body, currently 315 students in Bruges and 130 in Natolin, reflects a variety of cultures and personal experiences. Students come from over 50 countries, many speaking several languages.

The accredited academic programmes of Bruges and Natolin (Warsaw) provide students with a specialised grounding in the European dimension of their fields of study, as well as an in-depth understanding of Europe in all its complexity. In Bruges, students enrol in one of four academic departments:European Economic Studies;European Legal Studies;European Political and Administrative Studies and EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies.At Natolin the study programme analyses the process of European integration from a pluri-disciplinary perspective. Upon completion of the programme, students are awarded the ‘Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies’.

Each department is flanked by a team of Academic Assistants who support the students through teaching activities as well as research. Some Academic Assistants also work alongside Research Chairs such as the EP Geremek European Civilisation Chair, the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, theInBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union – China Relations, and the European Energy Policy Chair.

Throughout the year at the College, students participate in many academic pursuits such conferences, simulations, moot court exercises, high level lectures, and study trips to international and European institutions. They also take part in organising their own cultural events in the form of “National Days” to allow their colleagues to discover their national heritage.

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News from TEPSA Secretariat

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TEPSA is looking for an intern from October to December 2014

TEPSA is seeking an intern to work at its Brussels headquarters from October 2014 onwards for a period of three months. The internship would best suit a candidate having already experience in the organising activities in the field of EU affairs and (in an advanced stage of his/her) masters degree in European studies, political science or public administration. He/she will contribute to the overall coordination and implementation of TEPSA activities. More information is available here.

 

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TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Riga, 4-5 December 2014

On 4-5 December 2014, LIIA organizes the conference “Moving the Union Forward: Involvement, Growth, Sustainability” in cooperation with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the THESEUS Project, with generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the European Commission Representation in Latvia. This has been recognized as an official event of the Latvian EU Presidency and is also supported by the Presidency. Please find the programme here. Participation upon invitation only.

 

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News from TEPSA Projects

 

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Congratulations on the completion of your PhD: Marlene, Nicole, Niklas and Marco!

TEPSA and the Jean Monnet Chair of Prof. Wolfgang Wessels congratulate Marlene Gottwald, Niklas Helwig, Nicole König and Marco Siddi to the completion of their PhDs in the framework of the EU-funded joint PhD Programme EXACT (http://www.exact.uni-koeln.de/). They successfully defended their theses – co-supervised at the Universities of Cologne and Edinburgh - at their vivas, that took place in Edinburgh …

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THESEUS Activities end of 2014

THESEUS PhD Workshop at Sciences Po Paris On 17 October 2014 the THESEUS PhD Workshop takes place at Sciences Po Paris. The topic is ‚The EU after the Crisis’. The workshop is conducted by Prof. Renaud Dehousse, Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po, and Prof. Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne and provides 10 PhD students with the opportunity …

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PEGASUS next Steering Group Meeting and Public Lecture, 6-7 November 2014

The PEGASUS project (http://www.pegasusphd.eu/) is organizing its next internal Steering Group Meeting in Istanbul on November 6-7. The German-Turkish University hosts the event. Prof. Christine Neuhold (University of Maastricht) will give a public guest lecture on the European parliamentary elections in 2014.

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PADEMIA Workshops Fall 2014

In the upcoming months, three PADEMIA Workshops will take place. Firstly, our colleagues at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki will host a workshop on “The Rise of Political Extremism in and out of Parliaments”, from 2-3 October. At the end of October a second workshop will follow in Amsterdam. At this event hosted by the Vrije Universiteit, the lecturers …

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News from TEPSA Member Institutes

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Sciences Po Paris is looking for a Professor in International Relations

The Political Science Department of Sciences Po Paris and the Centre for International Studies and research invite applications for a full-time tenured professorship specialized in International Relations, with a special interest in foreign policy. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2014. More information on the call for application is available here.

 

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Staff news, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Director appointment The Board of The Finnish Institute of International Affairs has nominated Adjunct Professor Teija Tiilikainen the Director of the institute for the next five year term. Dr Tiilikainen has been the Director of the Institute since 2010 and her second term will begin in January 2015. Dr Tiilikainen has previously worked as the Director of the Network for …

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News from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Global Turkey in Europe project

A new round in the Global Turkey in Europe (GTE) was launched by IAI, the Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC) and the Stiftung Mercator Foundation in September 2014. The third edition includes seventeen new research papers exploring the political, economic and foreign policy dimensions of Turkey’s evolving relationship with the EU. Subdivided into three macro topics of democracy, trade and the …

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Centre of International Relations completed a LLP project Problem based learning and cross-curricular teaching of the EU, August 2014

In August 2014 the Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia successfully completed a LLP project Problem based learning and cross-curricular teaching of the EU under the academic supervision of Ana Bojinović Fenko. The main aim of the project was to develop concrete teaching tools for teaching about EU topics in primary and secondary …

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The Centre for Small State Studies awarded a large Erasmus+ grant, September 2014

The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was recently awarded a grant from the European Union’s new Erasmus+ programme. The total amount is 36 million ISK. The project focuses on a strategic partnership between higher education institutions and will last for two years. The University of Iceland is the lead partner, with five other universities participating …

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Upcoming events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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1st high-level “EU Diplomacy Lecture” on “The Rights of Others – Why European Human Rights Diplomacy Matters”, 9 October 2014, College of Europe, Bruges

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe is launching an annual series of “EU Diplomacy Lectures” in Bruges. The first such public high-level lecture, by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis on “The Rights of Others – Why European Human Rights Diplomacy Matters” will take place on Thursday, 9 October 2014, …

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Public debate on “(Not so) Soft Power? How Russia and the EU Influence the Neighborhood”, 10 October 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

The concept of "soft power" has been widely used and abused, often without a clear conceptual definition. This public discussion on 10 October 2014 takes place in the framework of a project run by the LIIA, which aims to shed more light on the issue, providing an impartial analysis, conceptual (re)definition and recommendations to policy-makers. The discussion will have a …

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High-Level Roundtable on “The Launching of the Second Phase of the European Neighbourhood Policy (2014-2020) in a Challenging Regional Context”, Friday 10 October, College of Europe, Bruges

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, with the financial support of the European Commission, is organising an afternoon series of public high-level lectures on the European Neighbourhood Policy and challenges in the EU’s broader neighbourhood and beyond. The speakers, Dr. Fouad M. Ammor, Dr. Roman Petrov and Dr. Claire Spencer, …

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Institute of World Economics, October 2014 event

International Workshop on “The Western Balkans: Interests and Policies of the EU, Russia and Turkey” 16-17 October 2014, Berlin, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Contribution on the part of IWE will be made by senior researcher András Deák.

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Upcoming events Istituto Affari Internazionali, October 2014

A Seminar on Turkey and European Union relations: the way forward will be organised on 1 October 2014, Rome, S Programme: http://www.iai.it/pdf/convegni/IKV_141001.pdf; Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u3eseD0OwRlxj7baKHIlqVy4Qcs4cDgqdxPs-peCZL0/viewform

A Round table on "What Models for European Energy Governance?", in cooperation with Edison will be organised on 3 October 2014, Rome More information can be found here: Programme: http://www.iai.it/pdf/convegni/Energy_141003.pdf; Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1197TNIHIRaodDxBZCtcUQe1jhKpeY-ymAoyYG4gz_0g/viewform A Conference …

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The second Trans Arctic Agenda high-level seminar takes place, 29 October 2014, Reykjavík

The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland (CAPS) is organizing a high-level seminar on Arctic issues, scheduled to take place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 29 October 2014. This is the second year that the Trans Arctic Agenda seminar is held in Reykjavík. The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies was launched at this seminar in 2013. It …

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Upcoming seminars, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris, October-December 2014

The calendar for the seminar “Social sciences in question: The leading epistemological and methodological controversies of our time”, Sciences Po, Paris is available here. A seminar on Is Forecasting in International Relations possible? With Gerald Schneider, Professor at the University of Constance and President of the European Political Science Association, will take place on 16 October 2014. More information is …

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Past Events at TEPSA Members Institutes

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Elcano Royal Institute events September 2014

The event on Working Breakfast with Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research (Pew Research Center) was organised on 8 September 2014. The topic of the meeting was 'America’s Place in the World: A Global and American Perspective' http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_en/event?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/calendar/activities/richard-wike-pew-research-center   The event on “Public Diplomacy: a Foreign Policy Challenge”, was organized on 10 September 2014 by the Ministry of Foreign …

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Institute of World Economics activities September 2014

Club Europe, 26 August 2014, Budapest Lecture by Dr. Szabolcs Fazakas, Hungarian member of the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg. Mr. Fazakas gave a very interesting, first-hand insight into the recent publication entitled “Special Report on the establishment of the European External Action Service” prepared by the European Court of Auditors. Club Europe, 16 September 2014, Budapest Lecture by …

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Workshop on “Mass Media – Competing for People’s Hearts and Minds in Russia’s Neighborhood”, 12 September 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 12 September, LIIA co-organized a workshop “Mass Media – Competing for People’s Hearts and Minds in Russia’s Neighborhood”, which was held under the Chatham House Rule. The event gathered prominent experts from Russia, the European Union and the Eastern Neighborhood.

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Debate on “Debriefing the Wales NATO Summit: Way Forward for NATO’s Eurasian Partnerships”, 8 September 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 8 September, LIIA hosted the debate “Debriefing the Wales NATO Summit: Way Forward for NATO’s Eurasian Partnerships”, with the support of NATO. It was dedicated to the results of the Wales NATO summit, with a particular focus on the Alliance’s Eurasian partnerships (Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Baltic Sea Region, etc.). Andris Spruds (Director, LIIA), Edgars Rinkevics (Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Conference on “National and International Security After the Occupation of Crimea”, 29 August 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 29 August, LIIA in cooperation with the Chair of OSCE PA Latvian Delegation Vineta Porina organized the conference “National and International Security After the Occupation of Crimea”, supported by the European Commission. Introduction speeches were delivered by Andris Spruds (Director of LIIA), Vineta Porina (Chair of OSCE PA Latvian delegation), Janis Sarts (State Secretary of Latvian Ministry of Defence), …

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EUCAIS international conference on the “Prospects of EU - Central Asia Relations” Institut für Europäische Politik and CIFE, 28-29 August 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Centre international de formation européenne together with the Intitut für europäische Politik e.V. organised an. This conference has been organized in the framework of the EUCAIS international conference on the “Prospects of EU - Central Asia Relations” that took place on 28-29 August 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan master programme with support of the Volkswagen Foundation and funding by the …

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Public debate on “A Multi-Multipolar World? Contested Leadership in International Relations”, 26 August 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 26 August, LIIA hosted the public debate “A Multi-Multipolar World? Contested Leadership in International Relations” with Dr. Daniel Flemes (GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and State University of Rio de Janeiro). While new powers like Brazil, India and China gained increasing acceptance at the global level, they often face regional contestation. Secondary powers like Argentina, Pakistan and Japan …

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Past events Istituto Affari Internazionali, June-September 2014

A Final conference of the project "Towards a more united and effective Europe" was organised on 27 June, Rome Programme: http://www.iai.it/pdf/convegni/Imagining-Europe_140627.pdf; Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBVVS1RO7b4&list=PL_LiR5HtzVs5r2ByX1_jtBmPUVNisYC3W; Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59317822@N05/sets/72157645600668842/; Report: http://www.iai.it/pdf/convegni/Imagining-Europe_140627_Rep.pdf; The project: http://www.iai.it/content.asp?langid=2&contentid=1140

A Seminar on: "Priorities of the Latvian Presidency of the EU", with Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia was organised on 30 June, Rome. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc8cS3JrN2U A Conference …

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Past projects, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

CUSPP Summer Session The Center for US Politics and Power (CUSPP) at FIIA organized the very first Summer Session on the topic of Nordic-Baltic Security and US Role in the Region after Ukraine in Helsinki and Tallinn in August, 2014. The aim of the Summer Session was to provide a platform to discuss the topic from different perspectives and it …

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German Baltic Forum

German-Nordic-Baltic-Forum “Upgrading the German-Nordic-Baltic Partnership in the EU: Common Values, Mutual Interests and New Challenges”, 7-8 July 2014

On 7th and 8th July 2014 the sixth German-Nordic-Baltic-Forum took place in the facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia in Riga. The conference was entitled “Upgrading the German-Nordic-Baltic Partnership in the EU: Common Values, Mutual Interests and New Challenges” and brought together over 60 experts from science and politics coming from the three Baltic …

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Lunch Debate with Martin Kotthaus: "Current Themes in European Policy", Institut für Europäische Politik, 3 June 2014

Martin Kotthaus, Head of the European Directorate-General at the Federal Foreign Office, spoke on 3 June 2014 at the Representation of the European Commission in Berlin on the topic "Current Themes in European Policy." Prof. Dr. Mathias Jopp, director of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), moderated the event. Martin Kotthaus began by speaking about the Ukraine-Crisis, which continues to …

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Publications

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IIRPS VU scholars publish a book on Belarusian regime

The authors of this joint monograph "Belarusian Regime Longevity: Happily Ever After..."(2014, Vilnius: Vilnius University Press) are scholars at IIRPS VU. The book is published in English. This book will find its reader among those interested in political processes within Eastern Europe as well as those studying political transition not towards democracy but the opposite way. But most of all …

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Publications Elcano Royal Institute, Summer 2014

Gabriel Siles-Brügge, ‘Race to the bottom’ or setting global standards? Assessing the regulatory impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). ARI 42/2014 – 19/9/2014. This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety. More information here. Sebastián Royo, …

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Recent publications College of Europe Natolin 2014

Dimitris Bouris, The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: state-building without a state, Routledge, 2014.

Dimitris Bouris, Can the EU Revive the Cause of Middle East Peace?, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 29 May 2014 (with Nathan J. BROWN).

Irene Fernandez-Molina, Morocco and the Middle East under Mohammed VI, Al-Sabah Publication Series, Durham University, June 2014. Michał Natorski, A New …

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Latest publications Institute of World Economics 2014

Annamária Artner, Anatomy of the Euro-crisis.In: J. Jensen and F. Miszlivetz (eds.) Reframing Europe’s Future: Challenges and failures of the European construction (Routledge Advances in European Politics). Forthcoming. 

András Deák, Emerging rival or dynamic partner – the EU and Russia. In: Péter Balázs (ed.): Europe’s Position in the New World, Central European University Press, Budapest, April 2014, pp. …

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Recent publications, Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)

Andris Spruds and Karlis Bukovskis (eds.), Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), 2014. http://www.liia.lv/site/docs/RigaConferencePapers2014_A5_web.pdf

Andris Spruds and Karlis Bukovskis (eds.), Security of the Broader Baltic Sea Region: Afterthoughts from the Riga Seminar, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), 2014. http://www.liia.lv/site/docs/SecurityoftheBroaderBalticSeaRegion_RSS.pdf

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Elcano Royal Institute's blog releases July-September 2014

Andrés Ortega, Scotland: Salmond wins, even if he loses, Elcano blog, 16 September 2014. http://www.blog.rielcano.org/en/global-spectator-scotland-salmond-wins-even-if-he-loses/

Andrés Ortega, What did NATO promise Gorbachev? Elcano blog, 9 September 2014. http://www.blog.rielcano.org/en/global-spectator-nato-promise-gorbachev/ Enas Rizk, Networked Egyptians, Elcano blog, 4 September 2014. http://www.blog.rielcano.org/en/networked-egyptians/

Andrés Ortega, NATO: fronts, frontiers and vectors, Elcano blog, 2 September 2014. http://www.blog.rielcano.org/en/nato-fronts-frontiers-vectors/ Andrés Ortega, Geopolitics in the Cloud, Elcano blog, 29 …

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Latest publications, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

The Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs:

The issue 3/2013 of the Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs was published in mid-September with a focus on border issues and the war in Ukraine. Contrary to what was hoped for during the heydays of globalization in the 1990’s, the world has not become borderless. There is a massive development of new barriers, border …

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Recent publication from the Institute für Europäische Politik

In this Issue 2/2014 of 'integration', Mathias Jopp and Daniel Göler provide a first assessment of the results of the European elections and Katrin Böttger draws first conclusions from the performance of the EU in the Ukraine crisis and makes suggestions for reforming the European Neighbourhood Policy. Two other articles are devoted to the Presidencies of the Council …

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Six new reports on European Union by the Istituto Affari Internazionali, (IAI) July-September 2014

Edited by Nathalie Tocci, Imagining Europe: Towards a More United and Effective EU,  (IAI Research Papers No. 15) June 2014, pages 220 As the unprecedented economic and political crises push Europe to the brink, a critical question arises as to what the foreseeable trajectories affecting EU governance and policy are in the decades ahead. This volume delineates what model of …

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New publication from the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Ingmar Oldberg, The Role of Russia in Regional Councils: A Comparative Study of Neighbourhood Cooperation in the Baltic Sea and Barents Euro-Arctic Regions. Can be accessed here: http://ams.hi.is/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/The-role-of-Russia_Online.pdf  

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Publication, University of Cologne

Katrin Auel and Oliver Höing, Parliaments in the Euro Crisis: Can the Losers of Integration Still Fight Back?, Journal of Common Market Studies, Article first published online: 5 August 2014, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12186.

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Latest publications from CIFE

Energy Resources: Dependencies, Conflicts, and Rules in the EU and Asia Together with Prof. François Bafoil, senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po, Laurent Baechler, CIFE director of the MAEIS (Master) anglophone branch, directed a collective research project dealing with energy security issues in Europe and Asia. Ellenor Francisco, CIFE alumna from the 2012-2013 anglophone branch, contributed as well to this collective work. The result …

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Publication Consultation held by the European Commission

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Public consultation on streamlining EU funding in the European Arctic

In the wake of climate change and increasing human activity in the region, the Arctic faces considerable opportunities and challenges. The European Union is actively cooperating in international fora in fields such as Arctic research, safe shipping and reducing chemical pollutants. As the EU's engagement with partners around the world further develops, the time is ripe for the EU to …

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