Recent publications from the College of Europe – Summer 2016


Gstöhl, Sieglinde (ed.), The European Neighbourhood Policy in a Comparative Perspective: Models, Challenges, Lessons, Abingdon, Routledge, 2016.


The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has evolved into one of the European Union’s major foreign policy instruments and received considerable attention. However, other EU neighbourhood policies, and their relevance for the ENP, also require examination. This timely book puts the ENP into context by exploring the major challenges and key lessons of the EU’s other policy frameworks with neighbouring countries. Mapping the EU’s bi-lateral and multilateral neighbourhood relations in comparison to the ENP and investigating the major challenges faced, it provides a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the EU’s relations with its neighbours. Focusing on current affairs and future challenges, the comparison with the ENP and the lessons to be drawn, generate novel insights into the EU’s closest external relations.


Special issue of the European Foreign Affairs Review on “Transatlantic Leadership in a Global Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities”, vol. 21, no. 3, 2016.


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Foreign Affairs Review a conference on ‘Transatlantic Leadership in a Global Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held at the College of Europe in Bruges. Twenty years earlier the Review’s founding conference had been focused on the 1995 ‘New Transatlantic Agenda’. This special issue regroups selected contributions from renown American and European scholars an topics such as TTIP, the transatlantic Alliance and EU-US leadership in global governance, as well as a special guest editorial by the conference’s keynote speaker, European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.