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Future EU 26-09-2007

Europe: The empire of emptiness

"Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empire," stated President José Manuel Barroso recently. Even though there is no "imperialist temptation" in the EU, this statement reveals a number of tensions that are pressing the EU to rethink its organisation, nature and overall strategy, argues Jean-Thomas Lesueur.
Med & South 03-07-2007

EU-Russia relations: Cold peace?

The EU's relations with Russia should be analysed with regards to the EU's role as a global actor, writes Quentin Perret, from the Robert Shuman Foundation. He points to the US as a key factor in maintaining good relations.