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Key insights and policy recommendations for decisionmakers on local, national and European level from a study tour to the North Sea region.
EU trade policy mostly neglected integrating a gender perspective. Introducing complementary policies and binding implementation mechanisms could mitigate negative effects.
EU Joint Programming aims at closer cooperation in development policies and European donor countries. The decentralised and flexible approach is showing initial signs of success.
The EU-Turkey relations have been put to test on numerous occasions this year. In the first half of 2017 further political events of importance are to be expected which will set the path for future relations.
The EU lacks a decisive and clear policy in the Middle East conflict and towards Palestine. Its aim is rather to contain the conflict and not let it spin out of control.
This contribution deals with the issue of resilience, coordination of EU Member States and the Israeli controlled Area C
Compared to COP21 where the EU had a decisive bridge-building role between developed and developing countries in leading a strong climate coalition, in Marrakesh Europe appeared silent and divided.
The victory of Donald Trump and the way his election campaign was conducted will have multiple effects on politics in the EU, sleepless nights are already one of them.
Populism is a growing movement. Democrats need to investigate on its characteristics to come up with counterstrategies.
After the failed coup d'état in July this year the EU has to re-position itself vis à vis post-coup Turkey. Finding a formulation that satisfies the EU and is acceptable to Turkey will not be easy.