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The Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed on Feb. 4 in Auckland. The TPP member states account for around 40% of the global economy and each have now two years to ratify or reject the agreement. This was to be expected and it is therefore not a geopolitical event. However, it is anticipated that media – and… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu, Stratfor

Many in Sweden believe the Scandinavian country is facing the hardest “refugee crisis” in a long time. According to Migrationsverket, the official Swedish migration agency, more than 160.000 asylum seekers have arrived in Sweden in 2015, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. What are the responses of civil society and the State authorities in the… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

Genval, 27th January 2016 – While attending yesterday the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) conference on the precautionary principle in the context of the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the European Union and the United States, I have noted quite a few funny statements which made me think further. Here are some of them.… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Heorhiy Tuka claimed that the Kremlin’s propaganda masterminds and their proxies in Donbas from the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” cynically speculate on the most sensitive values of human culture – the children – in their notorious mind games. “Suddenly, I discovered another facet of a hybrid war,”… » read more

  Posted by Tyszecki

Guest blog post by Rosangela Berman Bieler, Senior Adviser, Children with Disabilities, UNICEF. Last week, to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I travelled to Brussels to take part in the Day of Persons with Disabilities conference organized by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum. This year, it focused on children… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) review released in mid-November 2015 has defined a new overarching goal for the EU – ‘stabilising the neighbourhood’. Does this shift in objectives signal a new era for the EU’s relations with its neighbours? Will the ‘new’ ENP become more political, more strategic and more impactful after its failure to… » read more

  Posted by CERiM

Guest blog post by Inês Sofia de Oliveira, Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a new Directive and Action Plan on Terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The proposal intends to bring the European Union’s member states approaches closer together in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Leia Achampong, Climate & Energy Assistant at WWF European Policy Office Week two of COP21 opened with a new text handed over to ministers from negotiators, with a mid-week deadline for an agreed text. The conference is on track to a fruitful outcome, but must embody the necessary strength, durability, and ambition to ensure… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Populist Nationalism is the boogeyman of Europe’s brand on cosmopolitanism. With good reason: it should be no revelation that ideologically, the technocratic blend of globalism practiced by the “international elite” stands directly opposed to, as Koert Debeuf wrote in the EU Observer, tribalism. What cannot be forgotten in the daily condemnation in the media of… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

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