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TEPSA Newsletter December 2016 Edition

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Editorial

EU-Russia relations: time for a reset?

One of the external threats the EU is confronted with concerns the relationship with Russia. The annexation of Crimea, the interference in Eastern Ukraine and Russia’s bombardments in Syria are examples of Russian activities having a serious impact on security in Europe. As a side effect another frozen conflict – in the Donbas region – has been added to the number of frozen conflicts already existing.

Because of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its involvement in Eastern Ukraine, the EU has issued several restrictive measures. They concern, respectively, measures at the diplomatic level, sanctions against individuals and entities (such as rebel groups in Donbas), specific restrictions for Crimea (such as prohibitions for EU investments in that area), measures targeting sectoral cooperation (such as limited access for Russian state-owned financial institutions to the European capital markets) and suspension of new financial cooperation programs in which the European Investment Bank, for example, is involved. In return Russia proclaimed an import ban for agricultural and food products originating from the EU (plus USA, Canada, Australia and Norway).

Certainly, the EU should not (in fact never) recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. It was an act clearly violating fundamental international law principles such as independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. That being said, most sanctions of the EU concern primarily Russia’s involvement in Eastern Ukraine. They can only be lifted once the so-called Minsk Agreements will be implemented correctly by all parties concerned, Russia included.

In the meantime NATO and also the EU are engaged in reinforcing their defense capabilities. NATO has also developed a new Black Sea Strategy, and the EU ministers of foreign affairs agreed, for example, during their meeting of 14 November 2016 to deepen their defense cooperation in several respects.

Perhaps, however, the moment has come to reflect on the wisdom and feasibility of such a one-sided approach. Instead of putting the focus solely on the building-up of a new military complex we could think at starting, in parallel, a new round of negotiations with Russia in order to find common grounds for new forms of cooperation. In the end Russia is an important neighbor of the EU in several respects: geographically, economically, militarily and politically. The European Union is Russia’s main trading and investment partner, and Russia is the EU’s third. Moreover, the potential for cooperation with that country is huge: the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) of 1997 for example referred to the four common spaces, i.e. i) economy and environment; ii) freedom, security and justice; iii) external security; and iv) research, education and culture.

Moreover, the restrictive measures taken by the EU and Russia mentioned earlier have not blocked all channels of communication and trade. On the contrary, the measures the European Union has issued are specifically targeted and leave, by the way in our own interest as well, sectoral cooperation – energy being an important example – open.

In this context Donald Trump’s election in the US and the designation of ExxonMobil’s boss Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State – the latter has been presented as a personal friend of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – should be taken into account. These are circumstances which we cannot simply ignore.

Overall one thing, however, should be clear. Before making new gestures towards Russia and, for example, abolishing the EU sanctions related to the unrest in Eastern Ukraine, that country has to demonstrate its respect for the Minsk Agreements. Russia should also lift its own agricultural sanctions. As to Crimea, apparently more time is needed to find a way out of that crisis.

Of course one should reflect on the question of what we want to achieve in resetting our relationship with Russia. For a long time the creation of an EU-Russia free trade area, as a means of implementation of the 1997 PCA, has been a topic on the agenda. Since Russia has become a WTO member in 2012, that objective indeed seemed to be a feasible one. However, since the start of the functioning of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2015 (apart from the Russian Federation, its member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) it looks as if the EU has to deal with the EEU as a contracting partner. A not that attractive perspective because, on the one hand, the EEU is a customs union of its own and, on the other, because one of the EEU member states – Belarus – is not a WTO member.

Nonetheless, something has to be done. In an era full of external threats and challenges we cannot go on by only creating new obstacles in our relationship with Russia. A more constructive vision, albeit a conditional one, seems to be indicated. Such a new approach can only contribute to (more) stability on our continent, in the interest of both European and Russian citizens. In that respect the turmoil of the last years in the Eastern Partnership region – not only in Ukraine, but also in Georgia and Moldova for example – have illustrated that the European Neighborhood Policy could probably have been better developed with the Russian Federation participating right from the start as an equal partner.

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary-General

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Introducing a TEPSA Member Institute

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Introducing the Center for Comparative and International Studies Zurich, Switzerland (CIS)

The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) is a joint research and teaching center of ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and the University of Zurich. Launched in 1997, it has developed into a leading European center of excellence in the area of political science and today claims approximately twenty professors and research groups with roughly 150 …

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat

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Welcome to TEPSA’s New Board

TEPSA’s General Assembly elected a new Board during the Pre-Presidency Conference that took place in Valletta on 10-11 November 2016. The new Board will be composed, in an alphabetic order, by Katrin BOTTGER (Institut für Europäische Politik), Michele CHANG (College of Europe), Yakup Atila ERALP (Center for European Studies, Middle East Technical University), Juha JOKELA (The Finnish Institute of International …

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Recommendations from members of the TEPSA network to the incoming Maltese Presidency, November 2016

On the occasion of the first Maltese EU Council Presidency starting on January 1st 2017, TEPSA held its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Valletta on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2016. The Conference, organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Institute for European Studies of the University of Malta, was part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), …

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TEPSA’s collaboration with POLITICO for the EU Studies Fair

TEPSA will be a partner of the 18th edition of POLITICO’s EU Studies Fair taking place on February 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hotel Crowne Plaza le Palace, Brussels. Some of the world’s best academic institutions will showcase their Master’s programs in EU studies, international relations, business, law, public policy and economics. To find out more and to …

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News about TEPSA projects

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TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Valletta, 10-11 November 2016

On the occasion of the first Maltese EU Council Presidency starting on January 1st 2017, TEPSA held its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Valletta on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2016. The Conference, organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Institute for European Studies of the University of Malta, was part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences …

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Study for the European Parliament: “Monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – The role of the data revolution”, by Neil WEBSTER and Helle Munk RAVNBORG

TEPSA has recently coordinated a study for the European Parliament’s Committee on Development (DEVE), authored by Neil WEBSTER and Helle Munk RAVNBORG, Senior Researchers at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The study deals with “Monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – The role of the data revolution” and examines the transition from monitoring the Millennium Development Goals to monitoring …

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European Parliament workshop on “Afghanistan – Challenges and perspectives until 2020”

TEPSA coordinated the participation of Dr Mona Kanwal Sheikh (Danish Institute for International Studies) and Dr Arne Strand (Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies ) in a European Parliament workshop on “Afghanistan – Challenges and perspectives until 2020”. The workshop was hosted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Committee on Development (DEVE) and the Delegation for relations …

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Presentation of the PONT – Career Skills Training held at the Institute for development and international relations (IRMO) 

An informative presentation on the PONT Career Skills Training was held on the 4th of November 2016 at the Institute for development and international relations (IRMO). The PONT Career Skills Training was organized by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) in the framework of the Professional Training on EU Affairs – PONT project, co-funded by the ERASMUS+/Jean Monnet Programme …

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New FEUTURE publication: Working Paper “Mapping periods and milestones of past EU-Turkey relations”

 Authors: Hanna-Lisa Hauge (University of Cologne), Wolfgang Wessels (University of Cologne), Nurdan Selay Bedir (Middle East Technical University), Atila Eralp (Middle East Technical University) This Working Paper aims to embed FEUTURE’s analysis of drivers of EU-Turkey relations in a historical context. It does so by outlining and discussing several narratives which represent influential interpretations of EU-Turkey relations at different times in history. …

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New FEUTURE publication: Background Paper “Turkey and the European Union: Scenarios for 2023”, by Nathalie Tocci (IAI)

F|EU|TU|RE – The Future of EU-Turkey Relations – analyses the past, present and future drivers of the EU-Turkey relationship. In order to navigate the possible future, a compass is necessary. This paper establishes this compass by imagining, delineating and systematizing three reference scenarios in order to organize subsequent research and eventually map out a most likely “feuture”. Drawing from Schwartz, …

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FEUTURE’s Newsletter No. 2 | October 2016

FEUTURE’s Newsletter No. 2 was published in October 2016 and is available here. The “FEUTURE – The Future of EU-Turkey Relations. Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios” project, officially launched on 1 April 2016, is a TEPSA project on EU-Turkey relations that will last for three years (from 1 April 2016 till 30 March 2019). Thanks to its broad consortium made up of …

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PONT “Working Europe Seminar” 2: Climate, Energy and Environment Policy

TEPSA will organise its second Working Europe Seminar in the week of 17 March 2017 in the framework of its ERASMUS+/Jean Monnet project PONT (Professional Training on EU Affairs). During a 5-day seminar in Brussels, at the heart of EU politics, students will enjoy first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners and officials on current top priorities of the EU policies and politics …

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FEUTURE Online Paper Series

The FEUTURE Online Paper Series has been launched with a first contribution by IAI visiting researcher Bilge Yabanci. In her paper “The future of EU-Turkey relations: between mutual distrust and interdependency” she discusses current political and social developments in Turkey and takes stock of the recent EU-level and regional developments under positive, negative and unfolding trends. Download here.

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Joint Workshop of FEUTURE Work Packages 2/4 “Power: Political and security drivers”

On November 3 & 4 2016 the FEUTURE Work Packages “Political Drivers” and “Security Drivers” concluded the first round of joint workshops of work package-tandems. Upon the invitation of EDAM (leader of Work Package 4) about 20 researchers convened at Sabanci University to discuss and frame their research in light of the cross-cutting issue “power”. For more information see here.

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The FEUTURE Consortium welcomes two new partners

The FEUTURE Consortium would like to warmly welcome The American University in Cairo and Sabanci University as new partners in the FEUTURE project! More –       The American University in Cairo (AUC) is an independent and private institution, fully accredited in Egypt and the United States. From AUC, we welcome Dr. Marco Pinfari, Justine Louis and Dr. Shaimaa Magued to the …

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The final report of the 2016 PONT Career Skills Training I is out!

The full report on the 2016 edition of the PONT Career Skills Training has been issued. In the framework of the Professional Training on EU Affairs – PONT project, co-funded by the ERASMUS+/Jean Monnet programme, TEPSA organised a five-day ‘Career Skills Training’ on EU affairs for postgraduate students and young researchers on 17-21 October 2016, with a particular focus on …

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News from TEPSA Member Institutes

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John Pinder: An Intellectual Leader in Politics

JOHN PINDER LECTURE 2016 The pdf version of the lecture is available on The Federal Trust website. John Pinder Lecture, held on 10th November 2016, by Professor Roderick Pace TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference “Restoring Faith in the EU” in Malta John Pinder brought much wisdom to the European integration project and when he passed away last year all who knew him or …

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From Broadening to Managing the Rule of Law Agenda

 The Clingendael Institute organised, together with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), an expert lunch workshop ‘From Broadening to Managing the Rule of Law Agenda’ in Brussels on Tuesday December 6. The EU is currently attempting to get a better grip on the rule of law with various initiatives. The latest is the European Parliament’s proposal of a Union …

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News from Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

 Prizes Abdelkarim Amengay obtains the prestigious Joseph-Armand-Bomb Canada Graduate Scholarship This scholarship, valued at 75,000 euros over three years, aims to develop research skills by supporting students who have achieved excellent results in their undergraduate and graduate studies in the humanities and who demonstrate an excellent Research potential. Nicolas Leron received the Prix de Thèse Pierre PFLIMLIN An accessit has …

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News from IAI

Vincenzo Camporini, IAI Vice President and former Italian Chief of Defence General Staff, was nominated member of the Senior Expert Group (SEG), established to advise NATO in the reorganisation of Allied Commands.

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News from the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) Zagreb

  IRMO is a partner on the Interreg Central Europe project RESTAURA ‘’Revitalising Historic buildings through Public-Private Partnership Schemes’’ (6/2016 – 5/2019). The project is coordinated by the Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland while IRMO participates as one of the nine project partners from 4 CE countries (Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia). The lack of financial resources of most of the …

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News from the Institute of World Economics Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IWE CERS HAS)

Between 8-10 September 2016 on 14th Biannual Conference of EACES European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Ágnes Szunomár (research fellow, head of research group on Development Economics of IWE CERS HAS) was elected secretary of EACES in Regensburg.

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News from Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Anže Burger from CIR Elected as the New National Representative for Slovenia in EIBA Board after Andreja Jaklič Completed her Term at the EIBA 2016 Conference in Vienna 2–4 December 2016, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Andreja Jaklič, Anže Burger, Marjan Svetličič and Iris Koleša from the Centre of International Relations (CIR), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of …

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News from the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Opening of HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre at the University of Iceland The University of Iceland and the City of Reykjavik launched Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre on October 7, 2016. The opening seminar entitled Rethinking Peace and Power was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the University of Iceland, with opening remarks by Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland. Amongst other …

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News from the Institute of International Relations Prague

The Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague Elected to the Board of TEPSA The Institute of International Relations Prague is proud to announce that its director Petr Kratochvíl has been elected to the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). Dr. Kratochvíl is the first representative of a Czech institution to become a member of the …

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News from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

During the last month, LIIA team was working on several kinds of different projects, including presentation of our newest publications. Two of them were: “Euro scepticism in Small EU Member States” as well as: “Coping with Complexity in the Euro-Atlantic Community and Beyond: Riga Conference Papers 2016”. This Riga Conference companion volume offers reflections on the complex developments and future …

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News from the Federal Trust for Education and Research

May’s Rocky Road Ahead: Why Brexit May Not Happen In this Occasional Paper published by Social Europe Brendan Donnelly, former MEP and Director of the Federal Trust, argues that the triggering of Article 50 will not be the of the end of the Brexit story. Mrs May is likely to face over the next two years growing obstacles in her …

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News from outside the TEPSA Network

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In memoriam of Baron Philippe de Schoutheete de Tervaren

Philippe de Schoutheete’s life and work document a historical period – significant for the integration process of Europe overall. More than just by his skills as diplomat he was also a model for the intensive and productive cooperation between those with practical responsibilities for EU policies and politics, and us in the ivory tower, responsible for proper academic research and teaching. …

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Upcoming events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Upcoming events at Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

Séminaire général du CEE January 17, 2017 Speaker: Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford   January 31, 2017 Speaker: Nicolas Lupo, LUISS, “Mechanisms and Challenges of Parliamentary Democracy in Europe”   February 21, 2017 Speaker: Alan Finlayson, UEA, “Performance Rites: Rhetoric, Public Speech and Contemporary Democracy”   February 28, 2017 Speaker: Daniel Stockemer, Université d’Ottawa “The Eurovision Song Contest …

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Upcoming events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

The “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017” will be presented on 18.01.2017, (the venue will be announced later)

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Past events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Past events at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

November 8th, 2016 The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, arranged a seminar focusing on the countries which are part of the EU:s Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. What is the current political and economic development in these countries? What is the role of the EU and Russia in …

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Past events at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)

Kick-off meeting of the research project “Democracy in Times of Crisis: Power and Discourse in a Three-Level Game”, 11 and 12 November 2016, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon The meeting formally launched the research project coordinated by Catherine Moury and hosted by the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)/ NOVA University of Lisbon. The international …

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Past events at Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

November 29, 2016 Streaming of the debate “Poussée des droites extrêmes en Europe : partout, les mêmes ingrédients ?” organized by Sciences Po, CEE and Revue Projet In French: Les idées d’extrême droite ne cessent de progresser, dans les discours et dans les urnes. En France, le Front national perce y compris parmi les jeunes, les fonctionnaires, les femmes, les …

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Past events at Elcano Royal Institute

21.09.2016 – Seminar ‘’Energy Perspectives in Europe and the United States following the COP21’’. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Spain (AmChamSpain) and Elcano Royal Institute. A conference with the goal of analyzing energy prospects in Europe and the U.S. in light of COP21 in Paris. 24.10.2016 – Debate ‘’USA 2016: an atypical electoral process’’. Organized by Elcano …

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Past events at IAI

12 December, Rome,  “Implementing the EU Global Strategy”. The Mercator European Dialogue’s workshop on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS) is organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). The workshop will create a room for dialogue and exchange of views with EU and national officials involved in the …

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Past events at the Institute of World Economics Centre for Economic and Regional Studies  (IWE CERS HAS)

Events, conferences and presentations   22 Sept. 2016      IWE CERS HAS – Budapest The political economy of the Eastern European regime change in the mirror of world system theories. Lecture by Tamás Gerőcs followed by debate (In Hungarian) 30 Sept. 2016      Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Budapest Within the frames of ‘Night of the researchers’ series, Erzsébet N. Rózsa held …

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Past events on EU-China relations at the College of Europe

Seminar: “China’s Belt & Road Initiative and EU-China Relations” 20 October 2016, European Parliament, Brussels The Baillet Latour Chair of EU-China Relations and the EU-China Research Centre, College of Europe, Bruges, organised a seminar on China’s Belt & Road Initiative. This initiative, which will have a strong impact on both Chinese domestic development and external relations in the coming decades, …

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Past events at Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Round Tables: “Europeanization of Western Balkans” 3 and 15 November 2016, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia On 3 and 15 November 2016, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana hosted two Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) sponsored events on Europeanization of Western Balkans (WB). Nearly 30 participants, predominantly MA and BA students of European …

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Past events at the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

Conference: “Rethinking Peace and Power: The Opening of HÖFÐI Reykjavik Peace Centre” 7 October 2016, Ceremonial Hall, University of Iceland The University of Iceland and the City of Reykjavik launched Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre on October 7 2016. The opening seminar entitled Rethinking Peace and Power was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the University of Iceland, with opening remarks by Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, …

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Past events at the Institute of International Relations Prague

Conference: “The Prague Agenda 2016“, 1-2 December 2016, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czernin Palace, Prague The Centre for European Security of the Institute of International Relations Prague in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Charles University in Prague, Metropolitan University Prague, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and the PragueVision organized …

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Past events at Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Public discussion: “Eastern Partnership One Year After Riga: Where Next? Insights from Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine”, September 21, Riga Graduate School of Law. The Riga Eastern Partnership summit that took place more than one year ago reconfirmed the importance of the Eastern Partnership as an initiative for closer engagement between the European Union and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, …

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Past events at Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University

 8th German-Nordic-Baltic Forum “German, Nordic and Baltic Views on the Futureof the EU: Common Challenges and Common Answers” Date 17-18 November 2016, venue Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, Vilnius  On 17 and 18 November 2016 Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) together with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) …

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Past events at IEP

German-Nordic-Baltic Forum 2016 On 17 and 18 November 2016 the 8th German-Nordic-Baltic Forum was held. It took place at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science and brought together over 40 participants from political and academic spheres from all three Baltic States as well as from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland and Germany to investigate the topic „German, Nordic and …

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Publications from TEPSA Member Institutes

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Recent publications from The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Bicchi, F. & Bremberg, N. (2016) European Diplomatic Practices: Contemporary Challenges and Innovative Approaches. European Security. 25:4, 2016: 391-406. Bremberg, N. (2016) Making Sense of the EU?s Response to the Arab Uprisings: Foreign Policy Practice at Times of Crisis. European Security. 25:4, 2016: 423-441. Borg, S. & Bremberg, N. (2016) Powerless Europe? Global Affairs.Published online: 28 October, 2016: 1-3. Schmidt-Felzmann, …

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Recent publications from Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po DAGEFÖRDE, Mirjam. Concepts of Congruence and European’s evaluation of representation. A micro-level-analysis. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°03/2016. SCHMIDT, Vivien A. The Crisis of European Union Studies seen From the US: EU Studies are ‘Widening’ and ‘Deepening’ even as EU Theories of Widening and Deepening are in crisis. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences …

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Recent publications from the College of Europe, Bruges

Gstöhl, Sieglinde and Simon Schunz (eds), Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy, Abingdon: Routledge, 2017, ISBN: 9781138204799.   Despite growing scholarly interest in the EU’s flagship policy towards its Eastern and Southern neighbours, serious attempts at theory-building on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) have been largely absent from the academic debate. This book aims at contributing to fill this research gap …

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Recent Publications from Elcano Royal Institute

Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI) An agenda for the future of the European Union: addressing citizens’ expectations Elcano Royal Institute – 15.09.2016 The EU leaders meeting in Bratislava on 16 September face a challenging, not to say hostile, environment. Responding to people’s fundamental concerns will simultaneously help member states and enhance the value of the EU for its citizens. European Strategy in times …

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Recent publications from the Finnish Institute for International Affairs

Reports Juha Pyykönen: Nordic Partners of NATO: How similar are Finland and Sweden within NATO cooperation? Mika Aaltola, Christian Fjäder, Eeva Innola, Juha Käpylä, Harri Mikkola: Huoltovarmuus muutoksessa: Kansallisen varautumisen haasteet kansainvälisessä toimintaympäristössä FIIA Analysis Katja Creutz: International Law under Pressure: Continued relevance in times of hardship Working Paper Veera Laine: State-led Nationalism in Today’s Russia: Uniting the people with …

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Recent publications from IAI

Ten new reports on European Union by the Istituto Affari Internazionali  – IAI, September-December 2016  Italy’s Role in Europe under Renzi, by Ettore Greco, (Documenti IAI 16|20) December 2016, 9 p. The Renzi government has pursued two main and interconnected objectives within the EU: the defence and promotion of Italy’s role, not least in response to the ever-looming risk of …

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Recent publications from the Institute of World Economics Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IWE CERS HAS)

Annamária Artner: The world economy before and after Brexit. In: Köz-Gazdaság, Vol. 10, No. 3 (October 2016) pp. 25-42.   István Kőrösi: The renewability of the social market economy in the European Union. In: Kritische Zeiten, Vol. 7, Nos. 1-2, (January-July 2016) pp. 2-19. István Kőrösi: Factors of the economic catching-up of Hungary, the countries of the Carpathian Basin and …

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Recent publications from Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Marko Lovec, European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy Reforms, September 2016 This book engages in the controversies of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms, demonstrating how these are reiterated by mainstream theoretical approaches in the field. Udovič, Boštjan et al., The Impact of Stereotypes on Cooperation in Western Balkans, November 2016 In the special issue of Theory and Practice …

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Recent Publications from the Institute of International Relations Prague

Mark Galeotti, Hybrid War or Hybridnaya Voina? Getting Russia’s Non-linear Military Challenge Right, November 2016 The West is at war. Not a war of the old sort, fought with the thunder of guns, but a new sort, fought with the rustle of money, the shrill mantras of propagandists, and the stealthy whispers of spies. Often described as a ‘hybrid war,’ …

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Recent publications from Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Ed. by Karlis Bukovskis. “Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States”. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. – 160 p. The book “Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States” is an effort by an international team of analysts to address the Euroscepticism phenomenon in small European Union Member States. It draws the general conclusions that the observed small countries of different …

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Recent publications from IEP

“Yearbook of European Integration 2016” will be published in December The “Yearbook on European Integration 2016” will be published in December 2016, in times of multiple crises as well as growing Euroscepticism and populism in Europe. A special focus of this year’s edition will be on the exit of Great Britain from the EU and tendencies of re-nationalisation and also …

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Open Public Consultation on the Interim Evaluation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism

The main purpose of the Interim Evaluation is to assess the implementation and performance of Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 which establishes a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (“Union Mechanism”). The Evaluation will provide a clear indication of whether the general and specific objectives of the Union Mechanism are being met. …

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