About: Diplomacy

Arab Spring 22-09-2020

Europe and the New Middle East

Alliances in the Middle East are changing but the EU is been little engaged with the new diplomatic shifts and risks becoming irrelevant in the region, writes Jonathan Spyer.
Digital 16-06-2020

Digital diplomacy: States go online

Digitalisation does not stop at diplomacy. Embassies are increasingly communicating via Twitter, foreign ministries are evaluating data, and in the coronavirus crisis, heads of state are negotiating via video conference. This could have consequences for global politics. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 14-01-2020

Merkel and Putin’s forced ‘rapprochement’

Russia's international influence has led to stronger cooperation between German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But what can both leaders achieve? EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel does a Q&A.

Macron questioning NATO in Economist interview raises eyebrows about his methods

Emmanuel Macron presented his geopolitical vision in an interview with The Economist on Thursday (7 November), and it once again attracted a wide range of criticism. By speaking of a "NATO brain death", this recent diplomatic blunder is putting the French president's partnerships at risk.
Politics 03-11-2017

France’s new face in Brussels: Philippe Léglise-Costa

Following the retirement of Pierre Sellal, Philippe Léglise-Costa is taking on the mantle of France’s permanent representative in Brussels. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 23-08-2017

The time is right for better EU relations with non-Western strategic partners

Brussels needs to change the way it works with its foreign delegations in order to build closer relations with the strategic partners of tomorrow, write Jan Melissen and Wouter Zweers.
Global Europe 08-09-2016

Bokova for UN Secretary-General

Irina Bokova embodies the strategic thinking necessary to navigate today’s challenges  successfully at the United Nations, writes Sir Graham Watson.
Brexit 20-07-2016

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday (21 July) to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.
Climate change 14-12-2015

COP21 hailed as shining example of French diplomacy

Establishing a consensus on climate change between 195 countries was an enormous challenge. France’s diplomats have been universally congratulated for their considerable achievements at the COP21. EURACTIV France reports

Commission lauds Jordan for bringing Middle East scientists together

Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas said yesterday (13 October) that one of the best project in the world in terms of science diplomacy was the particle accelerator SESAME in Amman, Jordan, launched in 2003 under the auspices of UNESCO.
Global Europe 18-09-2015

Challenges for EU soft power in the Middle East

Diplomacy and development are the foundations of the EU’s influence in the world. But they can only be effective if we truly understand the cultural and political landscapes of the countries we are trying to influence, writes Hans Gustaf Wessberg.
Med & South 11-09-2015

Europe and the states which are not exactly states

George Kyris discusses the issue of unrecognised states and what the EU could learn from the case of Cyprus.
Trade & Society 13-07-2015

Don’t discount civil society in Iran deal

The people of Iran and the West are growing tired of political enmity. The time to build bridges is now, writes John Robert Kelley.
Global Europe 09-04-2012

UN Ambassador: Europe can speak with common voice in UN

At a time when pressure is coming on the UN to find solutions to the global issues such as Syria and Iran - and to reform of itself - the EU's UN ambassador explains how the EU is playing its part.
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