Tag Archives: EU

Five Ways That the Coronavirus Should Transform the EU

The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe.

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Hopes for the Future Dashed: Balkans Security After the French Veto

The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans.

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India’s Hypocritical ‘Exceptionalism’, and Geopolitics

Indian government’s anxiety is understandable due to its failed and failing policies both at home and in the region, from a floundering economy to a serious mistake in Kashmir to a completely sidelined position in the context of Afghan issues. However, what India fails to understand that no matter whatever its size or its economy’s sliding international appeal, it has to live in a region, with neighbors.

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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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