Tag Archives: EU

Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

Proposed changes could make an already unbalanced multilateral trading system even worse for developing countries.

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Top Ten Foreign Policy Trends in 2019

Here are the top ten trends that are expected to occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019.

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The Rise of Estonia’s Radical Right: To Engage or Not to Engage?

The rise of the right-wing party EKRE in Estonia is putting in question the country's political landscape ahead of the parliamentary elections in March.

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How Europe Views John Bolton: ‘Don’t Mention the Norms’

Brutal transactional talks are the only language the new National Security Advisor understands, writes on European analyst.

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The Refugee Crisis in Greece

For thousands of refugees, the Mediterranean Sea is the last obstacle. On distant shores lies Greece, a center for displaced persons. In 2016 alone, over 50,000 refugees applied for asylum in Greece. Thousands more are to join their ranks since then. Hundreds drown in capsized vessels and makeshift rafts every year — a grim testament to the hardships many refugees are willing to endure for the chance at a better life.

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Overseeing Kosovo’s Conditional Independence

The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.

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Bulgaria: The Unforeseen Effects of EU Presidency

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six-month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

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Ukraine on the Brink of Kleptocracy

Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

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What Europe Can Do for The Western Balkans

It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders.

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Three Myths About Catalonia’s Independence Movement

Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism.

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