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Originally publishd in Euro EE Está claro que lo que sucede en el Cuerno de África se podría haber evitado. Europa tiene mucho que decir y hacer. La fuerte sequía que azota la región es el detonante de la tragedia, aunque en el fondo, la raíz del problema no es solamente climática. La hambruna que […]

18 years ago, on September 13th 1993, Rabin and Arafat, the two outstanding political leaders of their communities, solemnly signed the “interim agreement” at the White House in Washington, ushering in a short period of hope for a peaceful settlement of their 60 year-old conflict. But in fact, the 18 years since the Washington ceremony […]

Guest post by: Corina Cretu, Vice-Chair of Committee on Development of European Parliament I have regretfully noticed that the European diplomacy is unable to play the role of mediator; it cannot even be an arbitrator in a region of immediate proximity, whose chronic instability affects us directly. Unfortunately, there has been no progress on EU involvement […]

For different reasons it is interesting to follow the developments in Tunisia. Those who followed the events of the revolution earlier this year, might have lost sight of the sequel, or have forgotten about it at all. However, the country is moving and the Tunisian people have landed into a crucial phase of their process […]

Als neu und positiv ist zu vermerken, dass eher die Europäer das Heft in die Hand genommen haben als die Amerikaner. Obama, dessen Vereinigte Staaten immer noch mit dem Abzug aus dem Irak und Afghanistan beschäftigt sind, hat diesmal nicht die politische Führung übernommen – sie fiel an Nicolas Sarkozy -, und seine militärischen Einsatzkräfte […]

Besides political pressure due the Palestinians’ upcoming bid for statehood at the U.N. in September, Israel is suffering heaviest bombardments since Operation Cast lead in early 2009. Over 150 Qassam and Grad rockets has been fired at Israeli communities since last Thursday when Palestinian terrorists implemented a terrorist attack via Sinai in Southern Israel near […]

Europäische Raumfahrt

Drei Jahrzehnte war auf die russischen Trägerraketen vom Typ Sojus Verlass. Unabhängig vom Wetter und meist pünktlich zündeten sie die Triebwerke und brachten sowohl Raumfahrer als auch Fracht sicher ins All. Ganz im Gegensatz zu den US-Raumfähren, bei denen Startverschiebungen auf der Tagesordnung standen. Zwei Shuttle-Flüge endeten gar in einer tödlichen Katastrophe. Ein Szenario, das […]

Guest post by Julia Muravska – Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme With the transposition of the Defence Procurement Directive into national law comes an ideal opportunity for EU member states to ensure that offsets are finally made transparent and accountable to the EU public. Those following developments of EU defence procurement will be familiar […]

By Julia Muravska – Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme With the transposition of the Defence Procurement Directive into national law comes an ideal opportunity for EU member states to ensure that offsets are finally made transparent and accountable to the EU public. Those following developments of EU defence procurement will be familiar with the […]

It may sound strange. However, I still claim that both Libya and Finance crisis are the perfect illustration of the completely intricate fate of all European countries, may they argue on their so vital peculiarities. Of course, every nation owns some unique features. Nevertheless, our economies are so interdependent that Europe looks much more a… » read more

La conférence de Copenhague dont l’Union européenne attendait tant, a été une grande déconvenue. Pareille mésaventure ne doit pas se renouveler. Le changement climatique planétaire n’est pas seulement une question planétaire évidente dont les effets négatifs sont déjà perceptibles, mais c’est aussi une question de développement et par voie de conséquences, c’est une question sécuritaire […]

While Palestinians try to unite (Hamas-Fatah deal) and promote their case in UN (recognition of independence) and on the ground (flopped air-flotilla and failed Flotilla II on July) and while so-called Middle East Quartet and EU foreign ministers are making their empty outdated statements to reopen stagnated Israeli-Palestinian negotiations also in Israel there is some […]

Before a packed room of ambassadors from developing countries, diplomats, European Commission officials and NGO representatives, an interesting high level panel on the benefits and pitfalls of budget support aid took place in Brussels on 13 July. The event, organised by Oxfam and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), took place at an opportune time when […]

Un monde sans Europe ?

C’est le titre d’un ouvrage qui vient de paraitre (1), c’est un thème abordé à plusieurs reprises par Nea say. Un premier constat : il s’agit d’un thème que les européens répugnent à aborder, de façon inexplicable. Leur réflexion cale lorsqu’elle est mise en présence d’une telle problématique. Or cette perspective devrait être un précieux stimulant : […]

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