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  • French minister lashes out at Ashton Ukraine visit

    News | Global Europe 26-02-2010

    France's defence minister criticised the European Union's foreign policy chief for attending the inauguration of Ukraine's president on 25 February, rather than chairing an EU meeting.

  • European businesses eyeing India’s green growth

    News | Brexit 24-02-2010

    A burgeoning middle class and expanding green industries make India an attractive proposition for expanding European firms. However, understanding local business culture and laws is the difference between success and failure, Poul Jensen, director of the European Business and Technology Centre in India, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Barroso sparks row over EU overseas appointments

    News | Public Affairs 23-02-2010

    The discrete appointment of José Manuel Barroso's former chief of cabinet as EU Ambassador to Washington sparked protests and controversy over the way the future European External Action Service will be built.

  • Balkenende cleared by Iraq war probe

    News | Global Europe 14-01-2010

    Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende had little to do with initial planning of the Netherlands' participation in the Iraq war, a 550-page report concluded on Tuesday (12 January).

  • To-do list for Catherine Ashton: EU-Russia relations

    Opinion | Med & South 01-12-2009

    "It seems that the strategic interests of most EU countries versus Russia are actually similar," write Adam Balcer, Adam Jasser and Pawe? ?wieboda of the Polish foundation 'Demos EUROPA' in a November paper analysing the task facing new EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in winning the confidence of Europe's citizens.

  • Nuclear weapons are anti-Islamic

    Opinion | Languages & Culture 13-07-2009

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has said on several occasions that "the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam," observes European Policy Centre (EPC) founding chair Stanley Crossick in a recent post on Blogactiv.

  • EU-China High Level Economic & Trade Dialogue love-in

    Opinion | Trade & Society 18-05-2009

    "It is not possible […] to take an optimistic view of the trade relationship" between the EU and China, writes European Policy Centre founder Stanley Crossick in a May blog post reflecting on the High-Level Economic & Trade Dialogue (HED), which took place in Brussels on 7-8 May.

  • The European Union and its Neighbourhood: Time for a Rethink

    Opinion | Med & South 11-05-2009

    The EU's new foreign policy initiative, the Eastern Partnership (EaP), was written in "ambitious terms", but must show greater sensitivity to the intricacies of its target region, argues Helen Wallace of the London School of Economics (LSE) in a paper for the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

  • Obama’s Afghanistan: A bridge too far for Europeans?

    Opinion | Global Europe 16-04-2009

    "Afghanistan reveals Europe's incapacity to formulate coherent collective security strategies and dedicate the resources required to implement them," writes Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, in an April paper.

  • Rethinking EU-Belarus relations

    Opinion | Global Europe 16-03-2009

    2009 "offers unique opportunities for a common EU foreign policy towards [Belarus], which faces financial and economic hardship," argues Patrick Gilroy of the University of Düsseldorf in a March paper.

  • Rewiring the US-EU relationship

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 16-12-2008

    The election of Barack Obama as US president will "seriously narrow the policy differences" between Europe and the US, write Daniel Korski, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), et al. in a December paper.

  • Why China sees the EU as a counterweight to America

    Opinion | Global Europe 27-11-2008

    "China sees the European Union as a possible balance to the United States," argues Dingli Shen, deputy director and professor from the Centre of American Studies in Fudan University, in the autumn edition of Europe's World.