Seventeen new reports on European Union by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), February-April 2014

1. Ayhan Kaya and Raffaele Marchetti, Europeanization, Framing Competition and Civil Society in the EU and Turkey, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE working paper ; 6) 10 February 2014, 21 p. This paper examines the relationship between the European Union and Turkey with a particular focus on the Europeanization of Turkish civil society. Read further.

2. Anna Triandafyllidou, Euro-Turks, Commentary, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE commentary ; 10) 13 February 2014, 2 p. The term Euro-Turks has been coined to refer to the Turkish immigrants in Europe, mainly in Germany but not only, and their offspring. Read further.

3. Erkan Erdogdu, Turkey’s Energy Strategy and its Role in the EU’s Southern Gas Corridor, (IAI Working Papers ; 1401) 17 February 2014, 15 p. Document prepared for the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in the context of the IAI-Istanbul Policy Center-Mercator Foundation project “Turkey, Europe and the World”, January 2014. Read further.

4. Philippe Fargues, Europe Must Take on its Share of the Syrian Refugee Burden, But How?, (Op-Med: Opinions on the Mediterranean) 26 February 2014, 4 p. While peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition bump along in Geneva, battles rage on the ground and the death toll and the refugee wave both rise. Read further.

5. Nona Mikhelidze, Second Revolution on Euromaidan: What Next for Ukraine?, (IAI Working Papers ; 14|03) 25 February 2014, 7 p. The rapid succession of events in Ukraine is impressive but the story is far from over: the state faces an economic crisis and the risk of default; pro-Russian separatism in Crimea threatens the territorial integrity of the country. Read further.

6. Cinzia Bianco, EU-GCC Cooperation in an Era of Socio-Economic Challenges, (Sharaka Research Papers ; 8) 28 February 2014, 22 p. This paper aims at exploring how the European Union (EU) could contribute to tackling the socio-economic challenges facing the countries of the Gulf. Read further.

7. Fatma Al Araimi and Cinzia Bianco, The Role of Mass Media in Building Perceptions of EU-GCC Relations and Related Impacts, (Sharaka Research Papers ; 9) March 2014, 20 p. This paper addresses the way the GCC region is presented in the EU media and vice versa, in a time in which perceptions and misperceptions could influence negatively the consistent flows of international investments. Read further.

8. Gerald Knaus, EU-Turkey Relations: A Visa Breakthrough? (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE policy brief ; 11) 18 March 2014, 7 p. In June 2012 the European Council authorized the European Commission to begin talks with Turkey on visa liberalisation. Read further.

9. Ayla Gürel and Fiona Mullen, Can Eastern Mediterranean Gas Discoveries Have a Positive Impact on Turkey-EU Relations?, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE policy brief ; 12), 18 March 2014, 8 p. Any significant improvement in Turkey-EU relations depends on a solution to the Cyprus problem. Read further.

10. Eduard Soler i Lecha, Crises and Elections: What are the Consequences for Turkey’s EU Bid?, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE policy brief ; 13) 21 March 2014, 5 p. The economic crisis in Europe and the political tension in Turkey are bad news for Turkey-EU relations. Read further.

11. Daniel Gros and Alessandro Giovannini, The “Relative” Importance of EMU Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure, (Documenti IAI ; 1402) 25 March 2014, 6 p. The European Commission has recently published results of its “in-depth review” in the context of the so-called Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure (MIP). Read further.

12. Gönül Tol, Untangling the Turkey-KRG Energy Partnership: Looking Beyond Economic Drivers, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE policy brief ; 14) 26 March 2014, 6 p. For decades, Turkey viewed Iraq primarily through the lens of its own Kurdish problem. Read further.

13. Loukas Tsoukalis, Exit strategy dallo stato confusionale europeo, (Documenti IAI ; 14|03) 30 March 2014, 5 p. Italian version of the “Executive Summary” of the volume by Loukas Tsoukalis, The Unhappy State of the Union. Europe Needs a New Grand Bargain, London, Policy Network, 2014, p. 12-13. Translated by Leonardo Tiengo for AffarInternazionali, 30 March 2014. Read further.

14. Ahmet Içduygu, Turkey’s Migration Transition and its Implications for the Euro-Turkish Transnational Space, (Global Turkey in Europe. GTE worlinh paper ; 7) 8 April 2014, 13 p. One area of the Euro-Turkish migration regime that has been overlooked is the migration transition of Turkey, as it rapidly develops from a net emigration setting to a net immigration setting. Read further.

15. Edited by Senem Aydin-Düzgit et al., Global Turkey in Europe II. Energy, Migration, Civil Society and Citizenship Issues in Turkey-EU Relations. Roma, Nuova Cultura, April 2014, 246 p. (IAI Research Papers ; 13), ISBN 978-88-6812-282-9. The EU, Turkey, and their common neighborhood are changing rapidly and deeply, exposing the European-Turkish relationship to new challenges and opportunities in diverse policy areas such as energy, migration, citizenship and civil society. Read Further.

16. Di Eleonora Poli e Lorenzo Vai, a cura di Nicoletta Pirozzi, Quanto conta il Parlamento europeo per l’Italia? Un’analisi del dibattito parlamentare e pubblico tra il 2009 e il 2014, (Documenti IAI ; 14|04) 1 April 2014, 72 p. The study aims at investigating the extent to which the European Parliament might have influenced Italian institutional, political and public opinions. Read further.

17. A cura di Gianni Bonvicini, Il Parlamento europeo per la nuova Unione, Roma, Nuova Cultura, aprile 2014, 139 p. (Quaderni IAI ; 9), ISBN 978-88-6812-280-5. The setting of the coming European Parliament elections is going to be quite different from preceding ones. Read further.