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Post en tant qu’invité par Thibaud Bodson, Chercheur à l’université libre de Berlin et à l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem   Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC, un moment important pour le multilatéralisme économique Du 10 au 13 décembre se tient à Buenos Aires la onzième Conférence ministérielle de l’Organisation Mondial du Commerce (OMC). Ce sommet bisannuel rassemble… » read more

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Guest post by Tinatin Khidasheli, Georgian jurist and politician Once again Russia’s abysmal record on human rights is exposed for the world to see. On 30 November, Human Rights Watch slammed the Russian Government for the intensified enforcement of the country’s repressive legislation that blacklists foreign “undesirable” organizations – for the most part American, and… » read more

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Guest post by Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions As African and European Heads of state and government have concluded their 5th African Union and European Union summit (AU-EU summit) in Abidjan, local and regional governments from both continents can be proud of a successful first Africa-Europe Local Government Forum.… » read more

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This Wednesday, 22nd November was held the high-level Euro-African conference organized at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference was organized in the presence of Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, to prepare the first African Union/EU summit to be held on 29th and 30th November in Abidjan, bringing together more than 80 heads… » read more

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Guest post by Robert C. Thomas, YPFP Asia-Pacific Fellow   Inward-looking US politics and policy under the current presidential administration have proven to be a source of geopolitical concern for US allies and trade partners. Uncertain about US policy and leadership, they have been looking for ways to secure their interests in a world where… » read more

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The ongoing plight of refugees represents a concrete humanitarian emergency and disaster; at present, there is an unparalleled 65.6 million of displaced people, of which 22.5 million are refugees in acute need of international protection. Over the last decade, armed conflict, persecution, human rights abuses and other life-threatening situations engulfing Africa and the Middle East… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Beyond the successful efforts in multilateral projects of economic nature, the Eastern Partnership should also involve its partners in strengthening democratic institutions and civil society, argues René van der Linden. René van der Linden is the former president of the Dutch Senat and honorary president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).… » read more

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BONN, Germany The European Union and Australia told a global conference to discuss climate policy that discussions on finance should not be included in negotiations for loss and damage because “not every disaster is caused by climate change.” By Alanah Torralba Loss and damage refers to inevitable costs of natural disasters and slow onset events… » read more

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Guest post by Sabine Lösing (MEP, DIE LINKE) and Jürgen Wagner (managing director of Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V.) It is the prevalent perception in Brussels that if the EU wants to establish itself as a veritable global player within the group of major powers, the construction of a powerful military establishment is inevitable. Great Britain has… » read more

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The members of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (CAAC), in its first General Assembly (Rennes, 2000), defined as a major priority the advancement of the external promotion of cities and international cooperation – especially through cooperative relationships with cities in Latin America, the African Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean basin. This early wish was… » read more

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The Syrian Arab Republic has announced this morning that will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only country not pledging to climate action.   A negotiating member close to the Syrian delegation commented: “The assessment of the impact of a commitment such as the Paris Accord on the economy of a… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

What is next for Europe?

  The political situation within EU has been changing significantly during the last year. In fact, it may have seemed that elections and actions in different EU countries questioned the very core values and made the Union’s foundation shake. When Brexit referendum happened more than one year ago, domino effect was feared since many thought… » read more

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Guest post by Nicolien Zuijdgeest, arabist, expert at Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform   Since the European Union experiences migrants arriving at its shores, international policies towards Libya have become defined by keywords as ‘anti-terror’ and ‘stopping migration’. A plea for long-term plans. Recently, Italy made headlines with its policies of buying off Libyan militias… » read more

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