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  • 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).

  • G20 London summit: After the dust has settled

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 05-05-2009

    "The US-China relationship is becoming the most important bilateral relationship in the world," writes Stanley Crossick, the founder of the European Policy Centre, in a March blog post reflecting on the outcome of the recent G20 summit in London.

  • 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.

  • Restoring the EU-Russia partnership

    Opinion | Med & South 26-02-2009

    The EU must "restore self-confidence and cohesion" in its policy towards Russia, argues Arkady Moshes, programme director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, in a February paper for the Robert Schuman Foundation.

  • Defining Europe’s worldview

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 24-02-2009

    "Europe must develop into a global player" by adopting a worldview with a "strategic orientation as well as a dash of political shrewdness," writes Wolfgang Gerhardt, chairman of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNSF), in the spring 2009 edition of Europe's World.

  • Top EU officials: 2009 ‘Year of many dangers’

    Interview | Science & Policymaking 16-01-2009

    Amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, resurgent violence and war in the Middle East, a row between Russia and the Ukraine over gas supplies which left Europe freezing, and skyrocketing expectations for the first Afro-American US President, EURACTIV asked European Commission director generals to spell out their hopes for 2009.

  • 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.

  • What the war in Georgia means for EU policy

    Opinion | Global Europe 25-08-2008

    The war in Georgia divided the EU instead of uniting it, while differences between its members' positions will thwart the bloc's attempts to develop a common Russia policy, writes Tomas Valasek in an August paper for the Centre for European Reform (CER).

  • Georgia conflict: Russia asserts itself

    Opinion | Global Europe 20-08-2008

    Russia's invasion of Georgia has shown the world that the US, the EU and NATO are all "paper tigers" in that region, writes former US ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro William D. Montgomery for Belgrade media service B92.

  • EU leaders sink deeper into contradiction

    News | EU Priorities 2020 18-06-2008

    In the confusion following the failed Lisbon Treaty referendum in Ireland, EU leaders are still issuing contradictory messages, adding to the chaotic situation. In the meantime the Slovenian Presidency confirmed that no major decision on how to address the crisis is to be expected from the imminent EU summit on June 19-20.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy: A new style of EU Presidency?

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 08-05-2008

    "Le style c'est l'homme" as the French say, yet Nicolas Sarkozy's style does not suit all European policymakers, explains Joachim Fritz-Vannahme in a February paper for the Bertelsmannstiftung.