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TEPSA Newsletter February 2017 Edition

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Editorial

The Future Agenda of the European Union: The need for more Differentiation and better Communication

On 25 March 2017 we celebrate that sixty years ago the EEC Treaty was signed. That same day the European Council will discuss in Rome the future agenda of the EU.

Since 1957 the EU has become an ever-growing area on the European continent where generally speaking human rights are respected and democracy and the rule of law have been installed. A huge achievement concerns the enlargement of the EU, from originally six to now twenty-eight Member States. As to substance, the Union has developed an internal market, in fact its core business, and a number of complementary policies, such as agriculture, transport, environment and climate change. The Maastricht Treaty introduced the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the single currency, the Euro. Other areas where the Union is entitled to act concern justice and home affairs as well as foreign policy and defence.

On the other hand, EU cooperation has its deficiencies. The Union is in fact an abstract construction. It presents itself to the citizen essentially through big office buildings in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Also for this reason the EU is suffering from a lack of transparency and, more and more, from a serious lack of support from the ordinary citizen. The division of competences between the Union and its Member States is often difficult to assess. Eurosceptical political parties and groups do exist in several Member States and even Eurosceptical governments have emerged.

In the meantime the European Union and its Member States are facing serious threats and challenges, both externally and internally. The external threats are largely located at our external borders: in the East the conflict between Russia and Ukraine; in the Middle East the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Iraq, and the apparent eternal Israel/Palestine problem; the restrictions of the rule of law in Turkey; the lack of stability in Northern Africa; migration; and terrorism. However, since a couple of months concerns are also raised about the relationship with the United States after the coming into office of Donald Trump as its 45th President.

The internal challenges are well known: the economic crisis which certainly is not over yet; the impact migration has on national societies; populism and Euroscepticism; and of course ‘Brexit’.

Most of the substance matters mentioned concern crucial but politically highly sensitive issues. In fact they concern policy matters touching upon the roots of national society. The responsibility over these policy matters has not been transferred to the European level. On the other hand, the problems refer to issues which individual states are not able to handle alone.

Therefore, our political leaders have to make choices in Rome: how to cope with the global threats and challenges or, to put it differently, how to organize the future agenda of the European Union? Do we want more Europe or less? In other words, do we want to tackle the global problems jointly, or alone?

In view of the nature of the problems the second option –acting alone– doesn’t look very promising. With regard to the first option –joint action– essentially two modalities are available: either a conferral of new competences to the European level or, at least, an intensive coordination of national policies.

Because of the general political climate in Europe, the option of new competences to be handed over to the European level seems not very feasible. On the other hand, the chances for intensive coordination are not very positive either. As daily practise shows, Member States often differ in opinion.

How can this dilemma then be solved? Best would be to look for a third option, which is differentiated cooperation.

In fact, models of differentiation do already exist in practice, for specific substance matters: the Euro cooperation, Schengen and the cooperation in the framework of the area of freedom, security and justice. However, time has come to look for more structural approaches. In that respect, enhanced cooperation, the principle introduced by the Amsterdam Treaty, in fact provides a wrong approach. According to the present arrangements small groups –composed of at least 9 Member States– are allowed to start enhanced cooperation. On the other hand, acts adopted are not regarded as part of the acquis. The focus, however, should rather be on larger, more representative, groups, whereas the results of the cooperation should be considered part of the EU acquis.

Therefore, an idea for the future could be to enable coalitions consisting of a clear majority, say three-quarter of the number of Member States, to act as fore-runner groups. Three quarter indeed represents a sufficient ‘critical mass’. Out of the at present 28 Member States, that means 21 Member States. Another proposal, closely connected to the first one, is to allow the same majority of three-quarter of Member States to negotiate treaty amendments.

Obviously those Member States not being part of the coalition of three quarter, would not be bound by the results of the cooperation in the smaller circle. They, however, can always join later, once they are ready and willing to do so.

Certainly, life at EU level will become complicated once structural formulas of differentiated cooperation will be applied in practice. Such complications can manifest themselves in the functioning of the institutions as well as with regard to the consistency of policy making at EU level. However, problems are there to be solved. In this respect we must realise that the international environment that we are living in also has become extremely complicated.

And what about the citizen? To win the support of the citizen for EU cooperation is to a large extent a matter of proper communication and accountability. Here a number of stakeholders bear a special responsibility: national politicians, the EU institutions, education at national level; the media and the citizen him/herself. Indeed, also the last category, the ordinary citizen, is responsible, because with the help of today’s communication opportunities, such as the internet and social media, information about the EU is easily accessible.

So, let’s certainly not underestimate the communication problems with the citizens, but let’s not overestimate them either. Adequate and complete communication regarding EU policy developments is the best remedy to obtain the support of the citizens.

Prof. Jaap de Zwaan

TEPSA Secretary-General

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Introducing a TEPSA Member Institute

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Introducing the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb (Croatia)

 The Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) is a public research institute with a long tradition. The fundamental mission of the Institute is developing and disseminating theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge and enhancing skills required for scientific and professional interpretation and evaluation of contemporary international relations which affect various human activities and related developmental trends important for Croatia. In …

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat

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The TEPSA Secretariat welcomes its new Trainee

Anja is project assistant at TEPSA since January 2017, where she contributes to the management of EU-funded projects such as FEUTURE, on EU-Turkey relations, and PONT, related to professional training on EU affairs. She also provides assistance with the studies conducted for the European Parliament’s Policy Department for External Relations and helps in the organisation of the biannual TEPSA Pre-Presidency …

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TEPSA now has a Youtube channel

TEPSA is now also on Youtube with its channel available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPee8M4FILItxfhsEDhUDg

Check out the videos from the Careers Skills Training here. 

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News about TEPSA projects

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Upcoming seminar on EU energy, climate and environment policy in Brussels

From the 27th to the 31st of March 2017, TEPSA will organise its second Working Europe seminar on EU energy, environment and climate policy for Master’s students and Master’s graduates, in Brussels.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, this 5-day seminar, organised within the framework of PONT, will offer 20 participants from different national and disciplinary backgrounds the opportunity to gain first- …

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Save the date – Upcoming Pre-presidency conference in Tallin (Estonia)

On the occasion of the Estonian EU Council Presidency starting on July 1st 2017, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Tallin on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June 2017.

The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI), and is part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), which take place twice a year in …

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Study for the European Parliament: “Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, by Beata Faracik

TEPSA has recently coordinated a study for the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), authored by Beata Faracik, President of the Board of the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business.

This study reviews the progress of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in non-EU countries, five years after their unanimous adoption by the United …

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Study for the European Parliament: “Impacts of the CETA Agreement on Developing Countries”, by Peter Draper

TEPSA has recently coordinated a study for the TEPSA has recently coordinated a study for the European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE), authored by Peter Draper, Senior Fellow at ECIPE and Director of Tutwa Consulting.

This study analyses the potential economic impacts of the European Union (EU)-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on developing countries. With the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations …

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Workshop report for the European Parliament: “Afghanistan: Challenges and Perspectives until 2020”

This report summarises the proceedings of a workshop jointly organised by the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE) together with the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan.

The workshop, which took place on 17 November 2016, was chaired by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE, Lithuania), Chair of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan and member…

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FEUTURE’s Newsletter No. 3 | January 2017

The FEUTURE Newsletter No. 3 is accessible 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 renowned research institutes across Europe and beyond, FEUTURE …

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News from TEPSA Member Institutes

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News from the Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

CIR’s EU4PRIM project selected as a ‘success story’ by the Commission The ‘Enhanced EU content in primary school curricula – EU4PRIM’ project implemented in 2014/2015 by the Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (CIR), was selected as a ‘success story’ by a panel of experts at the Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the …

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News from the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)

SIM4SECURITY: building a technological solution to support decision making SIM4SECURITY is a scientific project, developed in partnership with IPRI (Portuguese Institute for International Relations), and NOVA IMS (NOVA Information Management School), both from the New University of Lisbon that aims to build a technological solution to support decision making, in the field of public security policies, based on the development …

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News from the College of Europe Natolin campus

Professor Richard BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI was awarded the Bronze Medal “Gloria Artis” of outstanding Merit to Culture: Link

Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER was appointed member of the European Neighbourhood Council in Brussels: Link

First semester study trip to Ukraine: “Against All Odds: Transformation in a Time of War”: Link

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News from the Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po (France)

Call for applications International Summer School and Simulation Exercise 2016: Attached, detached, unmatched? Alternative forms of partnership beyond EU membership, EUcopass Monday 12 June – Friday 16 June 2017 – Brussels Deadline : 10 March 2017

The EUCOPAS Summer School looks for excellent MA students to discuss European challenges with high-level experts and decision makers. EUCOPAS is a Jean Monnet Centre …

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News from the Institute for European Politics (Germany)

Interview with Prof Dr Werner Weidenfeld, Editor of the Yearbook of European Integration: http://iep-berlin.de/en/interview-prof-dr-werner-weidenfeld-editor-yearbook-european-integration/

The Yearbook of European Integration 2016 was released in December. In around 100 contributions from a variety of different research areas, the Yearbook creates an up-to-date, detailed account of the process of European integration. Together with Prof Dr Wolfgang Wessels, Prof Dr Werner Weidenfeld is co-publisher …

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News from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

During the latest month, LIIA team was working on several kinds of different projects, mainly presentation of the “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017”. Now our researchers regarding an upcoming event on April 3rd – 60 Years of the European Project: Make Europe Great Again, are closely cooperating and strengthening cooperation with European Commission, European Parliament, Italian institute …

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News from the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)

IAI and partners have launched a new research project addressing different dimensions of the EU reform programme and the need to re-launch the EU’s integration process. The project, named EU60: Re-founding Europe. The Responsibility to Propose, will involve a number of research papers drafted by leading European think tanks and a final IAI report containing policy recommendations targeting relevant EU …

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News from the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)

Isabelle Maras, Research associate at CIFE, was invited to the Frankfurter Security Conference of the Bündis 90/Die Grünen on “Security policy and Human rights” held in Francfort/Main on February 10, 2017. Ms Maras gave a presentation on the topic “Challenges and strategies for Germany and the EU” together with Daniel Cohn-Bendit (former member of the European Parliament, Greens/European Free Alliance) …

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

The Centre for Small State Studies starts a new project. “Small States in Europe: Towards a Cross-Disciplinary Approach” The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was recently awarded a grant from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. The project focuses on a strategic partnership between higher education institutions and will last for two years. The University of …

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News from the Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Science

The institute’ high performance can be seen in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index compiled by the University of Pennsylvania. (Table 23: “Top International Economics Think Tanks” – Table 11: “Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe”)

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News from the Finnish Institute of International Relations

Programme period 2017-2019 FIIA’s new 3-year programme period started in January with some new emphases on the research agenda.

The European Union research programme will focus on the EU’s external relations, the Union’s major trends of development as well as on its political system and institutional structure.

The study of Nordic cooperation both within the EU’s context and in general will be …

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Upcoming events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Upcoming events at the College of Europe Natolin campus

High-level seminar with former President of the European Parliament Pat COX, 27 February 2017, Auditorium Copernicus, College of Europe Natolin campus, Warsaw

On 27 February 2017, the College of Europe Natolin campus has the pleasure to host Mr Pat COX, former President of the European Parliament. Mr COX will deliver a lecture to the Natolin students about the future of …

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Upcoming events at the Institute of International Relations, Vilnius University (Slovenia)

Shlomo Avineri visit, 23-24 April, 2017, Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri will be lecturing at VU IIRPS April 23-24, 2017 on topics “The unravelling of the state system  in the Middle East” and “The Global Challenges to Liberal Democracy”. You can find more information about this event on our website http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/ …

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Upcoming events at the Institute for European Politics (Germany)

Upcoming IEP Lunch Debate: “Migration: Challenging task for Europe and Germany“ with Beate Grzeski, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, 23 March 2017, Europäisches Haus, Berlin

Study Trip to Berlin and Brussels, 13 – 18 March 2017 The Capacity Development Team of the Institut für Europäische Politik will host a study trip to Berlin and …

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Upcoming events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Public event: 60 Years of the European Project: Make Europe Great Again! Riga, 3 April 2017 Venue: Saeima (the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia), 6/8 Jekaba street. More information will follow.

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Upcoming events at the Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)

The international conference “Perspectives of national cultural policy development in the EU context: critical dialogues” will be taking place in Zagreb on 18-19 May 2017. The conference is organised within the framework of activities of the Jean Monnet project ‘EU Competences and National Cultural Policies: Critical Dialogues’ (CULPOL) and it intends to contribute to enhancing the knowledge about the relevant …

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Upcoming events at the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)

CIFE Lunchtime Debate: “Europe, getting things back on track…whilst there is still time”, Isabelle Durant, March 9 13:00-14:00, University Foundation Registration by March 8, 2017 by email to Bruno•boissiere©cife•eu

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Upcoming events at the Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

21 March 2017  Europe Club – Budapest Monthly conference: ‘Current and future challenges of the European Union – 60 years after the Treaty of Rome’. Speaker: Ratislav Kacer. To be organized by András Inotai

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Past events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Past events at the College of Europe Natolin campus

High-level seminar with President Herman VAN ROMPUY at Natolin 24 November 2016, College of Europe Natolin campus, Warsaw

On 24 November 2016, the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe had the pleasure to welcome President Herman VAN ROMPUY within the framework of the cross-semestrial seminar “Leadership in the European Union”. President VAN ROMPUY shared with the students and …

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Past events at the Institute of European Politics (Germany)

Workshop: “Training the Trainers on EU Project Cycle Management” 2 January 2017, Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies, Ukraine

In April of this year the Institute for European Politics (IEP) started its training series Training the Trainers on EU Project Cycle Management for members of the Ukrainian civil society. Over the course of 8 workshops the participants received the …

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Past events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Presentation of the “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017”, January 18, Altum Conference Hall, Doma Laukums 4

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) continues to assess Latvian foreign and security policy, inform society and provide recommendations for foreign policy makers and shapers. The Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017 aims to contribute to the understanding of Latvia’s …

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Past events at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)

24 February, Budapest

After three highly stimulating events in Istanbul, Athens and Catania, Budapest has hosted the fourth of a series of workshops on the refugee crisis under the Global Turkey in Europe programme. In Budapest, the GTE project has discussed the implications of existing intra-European divisions on relocation and more broadly on EU asylum and migration policies for the plausibility of …

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Past events at the Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

15 Dec. 2016 IWE CERS HAS – Budapest ‘Development TPP versus RCEP from the viewpoint of Japanese trade politics’ – lecture and debate moderated by Katalin Völgyi. Within the frames of ‘Workshop Talks on Thursdays’ series. (In Hungarian) http://www.vki.hu/news/news_1039.html

5 Jan. 2017 IWE CERS HAS – Budapest ‘The function of state in French economy’ – lecture and debate moderated by Miklós Somai. Within the …

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Past events at Elcano Royal Institute (Spain)

07.02.2017 – #DebatesElcano7. The World According to Trump. Elcano Royal Institute and Botín Foundation, in partnership with Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. The participants were Steve Clemons, editor of The Atlantic and Atlantic Live; Ulrich Speck, Senior Research Fellow, Elcano Royal Institute’s Office in Brussels, and Paul Isbell, Senior Research Fellow, Elcano Royal Institute. Moderated by Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano …

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Publications from TEPSA Member Institutes

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Recent publications from the Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Marko Lovec, Politics of the Schengen/Dublin System: The Case of the European Migrant and Refugee Crisis. In Günay, Cengiz and Witjes, Nina (Eds.), Border Politic: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions, 127–142, January 2017

The Schengen/Dublin system requiring the first EU member state of entry to take full responsibility for migrants and applicants for asylum has placed an …

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Recent publications from the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI)

Reinaldo Saraiva Hermenegildo, As Presidências Portuguesas da União Europeia, Fronteira da Caos, Porto, 2017.

ABSTRACT The book of the Portuguese European Council Presidencies, developed within the PhD thesis in international relations, aims to describe, compare and explain the role, objectives, and the internal and external political priorities of Portugal during its three terms of Union presidency: 1992, 2000 and 2007. …

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Recent publications from the College of Europe Natolin campus

Anna-Sophie MAASS, EU-Russia Relations, 1999-2015. From Courtship to Confrontation, London/New York, Routledge, 204p, 2016

This book traces the development of EU-Russia relations in recent years. It argues that a major factor influencing the relationship is the changing internal dynamics of both parties, in Russia’s case an increasingly authoritarian state, in the case of the EU an increasing coherence in its …

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Recent publications from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Godzimirski, Jakub M. (Ed.), EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance, 2016

This edited collection focuses on the impact of the changing global distribution of power on the EU’s energy policy and ability to project its approach to energy-related issues abroad. It maps the EU’s changing position on global energy, the impact of various factors on its energy policy, and …

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Recent publications from the Institute for European Politics (Germany)

Melnyk, Ljudmyla / Patalong, Magdalena / Sydorchuk, Oleksii, Think Tanks in Germany and Ukraine: Differences and Perspectives for Cooperation, February 2017

Which difficulties are Ukrainian think tanks facing today in Ukraine? What does the cooperation between German and Ukrainian think tanks look like? Which measures can Ukrainian think tanks take to strengthen their function as influential sociopolitical actors both within …

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Recent publications from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Andris Sprūds, Ilvija Bruģe, Māris Andžāns, Mārtiņš Daugulis, Anda Rožukalne “Latvijas plašsaziņas līdzekļu noturība pret citu valstu vēstījumiem: Krievijas faktors NATO 2016. gada Varšavas samita kontekstā/ Red. Andris Sprūds. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. – 45 p.

The study in the three chapters analyzes message formation practices and information coverage in Latvian and international media with regard to …

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Recent publications from the Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)

Bartlett, W., Čučković, N. and Jurlin, K. (2017), A Comparative Perspective on Institutional Quality in Countries at Different Stages of European Integration. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 108 (1): 92–108. (Special issue: Economic Perspectives on European Neighbourhood Policy, FP7 project SEARCH), doi:10.1111/tesg.12196

The paper investigates changes in institutional quality in countries at different stages of European integration over the …

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Recent publications from the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)

Twelve new reports on European Union by the Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI, December 2016-February 2017 (title, author, abstract, link)

The Future of a More Differentiated E(M)U – Necessities, Options, Choices, by Janis Emmanouilidis, (IAI EU60 paper, 4), February 2017, 13 p. This paper argues that future EMU reforms will require a higher level of differentiation between Euro and …

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Recent publications from the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)

Baechler, Laurent, L’accès à l’eau, janvier 2017

Parmi toutes les ressources naturelles sur lesquelles reposent les activités humaines, l’eau se distingue par le fait qu’elle est vitale, et sans substitute. Ces spécificités fondent le droit à l’eau, reconnu depuis peu comme un droit humain fundamental. http://www.deboecksuperieur.com/ouvrage/9782807302280-lacces-leau ISBN 978-2-8073-0228-0 ISSN 2032-7048   Edited by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Marhold, Europe in Trouble, …

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Recent publications from the Finnish Institute on International Relations

Briefing Paper Climate Security: Strategy or Necessity for Finland? Emma Hakala http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/642/climate_security/

The EU’s Security and Defence Policy: Will the new strategy bear fruit? Teija Tiilikainen http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/643/the_eu_s_security_and_defence_policy/

Europe’s New Defence Agenda: Major hurdles still remain Tuomas Iso-Markku & Niklas Helwig http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/644/europe_s_new_defence_agenda/

Middle Eastern Terror in Flux: Mosul after Daesh, Daesh after Raqqa Wolfgang Mühlberger & Olli …

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Recent publications from the Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Annamária Artner: Inequalities of accumulation: The case of Central and Eastern Europe. In: Balázs Szentiványi (ed.): Foreign direct investment in Central and Eastern Europe – Post-crisis perspectives. Studies in Economic Transition. Pagrave Macmillan, 2017 http://www.vki.hu/news/news_1047.html

Zsuzsánna Biedermann, Miklós Somai: Brexit – reasons and challenges. In: ACTA OECONOMICA 66: (S1) pp. 137-156. (2016) http://www.akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/032.2016.66.S1.8

András György Deák: Why Putin …

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Recent publications from the Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po (France)

The “Populist Moment”: Towards a “post-liberal” Europe? Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 01/2017, CHOPIN, Thierry

Nowadays, the increasing defiance of citizens of Western democracies towards political institutions and classes governing their national democracies centres around a “populist moment”, which can be regarded as a the symptom of a crisis of liberalism. If the rise of populisms finds its …

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Recent publications from Elcano Royal Institute (Spain)

Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI) Climate change in COP 22: irreversibility of action and rulebook development despite the elephant in the room Lara Lázaro-Touza – 19.12.2016

The design of the Paris Agreement set the stage for a technical meeting in COP 22 but the stakes were raised in the aftermath of the US election. Implementation, increased ambition and …

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News from outside the TEPSA network

Recent publications by Andrew Duff, Honorary Member of the TEPSA Board

How Europe sees Brexit by Andrew Duff (Former Member of the European Parliament; Visiting fellow European Policy Centre), 24.01.2017 available at: http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=17&pub_id=7376&year=2017

Brexit: the launch of Article 50 Andrew Duff (Former Member of the European Parliament; Visiting fellow, European Policy Centre), 09.02.2017 available at: http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=17&pub_id=7417

Brexit and Europe: a new entente? Andrew Duff (Former Member of the European Parliament; Visiting fellow, European Policy Centre), 23.02.2017 …

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Past events at CETEUS

  SUMMIT Dissemination Conference: “Spreading knowledge and fostering research about a key institution” 16-17 January 2017, Europäische Akademie Berlin The Centre of Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS) of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels organised the last conference of the SUMMIT Jean Monnet project, which covered topics around the European Council. Next to insights of Jim Cloos (Council of the European Union), …

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Public consultation by the European Commission

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Public consultation on Europe for Citizens

In the context of the mid-term evaluation of the Europe for Citizens programme 2014-2020, a public consultation in all official EU languages was launched on 9 January on Your Voice in Europe (see: http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/consultations/index_en.htm) and on DG HOME’s website (see:https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/content/public-consultation-mid-term-evaluation-europe-citizens-programme-2014-2020_en). It will remain open for 12 weeks (until 10 April).

The aim of this consultation is to collect views and opinions on the results and impacts of activities and projects …

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