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Oscillating between conflict and cooperation, the EU-Russia relations are of strategic importance in key policy areas such as European security

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Positions between the EU and the US diverge regarding democratic values and a business man approach when it comes to multi-lateral negotiations. The American policy on Russia and the new Franco-German sympathies will impact international relations.

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Although EU-Turkey relations seem back on track lately, the accession talks continue to face big obstacles. An open political dialogue guided by human rights and rule of law is needed

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Linking human rights and a gender-responsive approach to climate actions, can avoid harmful unintended consequences and maximize social benefits of programmes and projects. This interim report provides a general assessment of how to effectively integrate human rights and gender equality as well as the broader SDG agenda into EU climate actions.

How does good governing work? How does government participation change the decision-making processes and the political objectives of a party? The study by Arne Jungjohann analyzes Green government participation of previous years and arrives at interesting conclusions.

European Union

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EU-Russia relations are shaped by their different approaches to international politics. Where the former follows a liberal path, the latter pursues a neorealist paradigm

External Relations

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The pillars of the international security architecture have been shaken since Trump took office but they are not crumbling yet. A look into implications on Euro-Atlantic security

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European Integration

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The Visegrad countries' reluctance to accept European wide refugee quotas led to harsh criticism but little effort has been made to understand its causes

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Democracy

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The first parliamentary elections in Armenia after the referendum revealed themselves to be well-administered and respectful of fundamental freedoms. But problems such as vote-buying and interference in the process remain

 

Political Parties & Participation

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CSOs are service delivery organisations, as well as advocates for people’s rights and needs. This article examines the shrinking and closing space tendency of CSOs and gives recommendations to EU institutions on how to support them.

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Human Rights & Gender

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EU trade policy mostly neglected integrating a gender perspective. Introducing complementary policies and binding implementation mechanisms could mitigate negative effects. 

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Climate & Energy

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The idea of regional cooperation can fill the ambition gap between national energy strategies and a standardized EU-wide approach.

European Energy Transition

Infographic from the Ocean Atlas – The Blue Mussel and Its Neighbors in the Continually Submerged Area of the Wadden Sea

Gourmets visiting Sylt, Germany’s idyllic North Sea vacation destination, can choose between fresh Pacific oysters and native blue mussels. But what seems like fine dining is actually a cautionary tale as the foreign oysters threaten to overrun the native mussels.

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Climate & Sustainable Development

Infographic from the Ocean Atlas – Pollution Trash in the Surf, Poison in the Sea

The mounds of garbage on some coasts pose clearly visible problems. Other types of pollution are less visible – but every bit as serious.

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Latest Event Reports

What was at stake at the UK general election in June and what has the campaign been all about? A look into what tomorrow will bring!

After the Dutch parliamentary election, it was the French voters’ turn to decide on the political direction their country will take. A look into the deciding issues during the election campaign

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In spite of its internal crisis, the EU will have to (re)define its foreign relations with Turkey, Russia and the US. In this dossier we deliver analysis and background knowledge, whilst exploring the prospects of enhanced cooperation

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60 years after the "Treaty of Rome" was signed, the EU finds itself in a crisis. Did European Integration stop making further progress? Did the EU fail in realising its own goals?
 

Our "Expert Workshop Southern Neighbourhood" brought together experts from different backgrounds with our regional offices and the contributors to our web dossier Rebuilding the Neighbourhood to discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy.

The TTIP Index: What's behind this?

In July 2013, the EU and the USA started negotiations to create the biggest global trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is unprecendented in size and scope.

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Our "Expert Workshop Southern Neighbourhood" brought together experts from different backgrounds with our regional offices and the contributors to our web dossier Rebuilding the Neighbourhood to discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy.

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For the first time in the EU's history, a member state has voted to leave. In our dossier, we explore the international reactions: How are the EU member states as well as the US, Russia and Asian governments responding to Brexit? What will be the implications for other member states and the future of the EU?

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The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament have all repeatedly called for regional cooperation in the context of the 2030 framework on climate and energy and the Energy Union.

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Although the numbers of refugees arriving in Europe are dropping, the continent still fails to present a coherent and humanitarian response to the refugee crisis. Our newest dossiers sheds light on the situation in various European countries.