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The European Union has announced a $2.3-million feasibility study of a natural gas pipeline between Cyprus and Europe — one of the continent’s latest efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Cyprus has had success developing gas fields off its eastern and southern coasts that are closer to Europe than Middle Eastern gas. Although… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

(author – Adolfo Costantini) Rome, 2 May 2016. – The recent leak of confidential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents by Greenpeace did not cover the planned Sustainable Chapter and it is worth to reflect upon if increased transparency will help making Trade agreements sustainable. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goals in New York… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

Guest blog post by Dr. Caroline Pauwels, Professor at the department of media & communications at the Free University of Brussels. Caroline is also the Director of iMinds-SMIT and the founder of DifferenceDay.com. As early as 1993 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 3rd World Press Freedom Day. It so happened that… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Association agreement (AA) between the EU and Ukraine is an international treaty, which includes political provisions (non-binding in most cases) and trade provisions (the so-called “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement”, or DCFTA). The DCFTA is Title IV, ie. one part of the Association Agreement. The EU has many different agreements with a large… » read more

  Posted by Tyszecki

Genval, 30 March, 2016. – Disclaimer: This is the English translation of an interview made by Mihail Călin and originally published on 25 September 2015. The authentic Romanian version is available at the euro-health.ro News/Media website. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the EU are surrounded by fierce controversy… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

Guest blog post by Leo Watson, freelance writer.   Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has stated that Poland will not take any refugees, a day after the terror attacks on Brussels. In January, Szydlo announced that 400 refugees would be accepted by Poland, but has now gone back on that decision. Szydlo did not cite security… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Milan Nitzschke, spokesperson for AEGIS Europe & President of EU ProSun. Any partnership or friendship must be based on clarity and openness. In contrast the relationship between Europe and China, as understood by many Europeans is all about not upsetting the Chinese government and not communicating clear positions vis-a-vis issues of… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

An era has ended. The passing of Nancy Reagan epitomizes the death of one of the most influential subcultures of the Right: Reaganism, the summit of the so called conservative revolution that marked the ‘80s. It was a cultural climate characterized by the influence of Neoliberalism and one which advocated the primacy of the market… » read more

  Posted by PostPolitik - The blog of Alessio Postiglione

Oil production has outstripped demand to the point that the world has a 1-billion-barrel surplus that will take at least five years to work off, industry analysts say. Until the backlog is gone, oil prices will wallow, although where they will be at in a given month or year is hard to predict, the experts… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

Leaders across the continent have made it one of their priorities to move towards greater energy independence for the European Union. But who is the driving force here: The EU or its individual member states? Two interconnected factors which are essential to the issue may help us explore this question: Energy infrastructure and Geopolitics. Infrastructure… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu, Stratfor

Geneva peace talks have therefore been suspended due to the intransigence and interference of the regional supports. Saudi Arabia has remained intransigent regarding the composition of the opposition group whereas Damascus and its allies refused to consider the High National Committee (HNC), created under the aegis of Riyadh, as the accepted opposition delegation. Damascus has… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

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