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10th Conference on Feminicide/Femicide: Strengthening EU-CELAC cooperation in the struggle against feminicide/femicide

Published: 30 December 2018
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The aim of the 10th Conference on Feminicide/Femicide 'Not One Woman Less!/Ni Una Menos!' was to  discuss priorities and elaborate concrete project ideas regarding the implementation of the chapter on gender into the EU-CELAC Action Plan which aims to guarantee gender equality, and the protection, enforcement and promotion of women’s rights.

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The Future of Transatlantic Relations

Published: 16 December 2018

Two years after President Trump's election we have a look at the political, social and economical landscape, the changes in multilateral relations in the fields of trade, security policy as well as climate and energy. President Trump is at the same time a symptom and a cause for the divide that splits the US. But which position can the EU adopt in transatlantic relations? 

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The Role of the European Union in Current Global Conflicts

Published: 10 December 2018

How can the EU deal with global conflicts? With the European Union Global Strategy (EUGS) of 2016, the EU has presented its latest foreign policy approach, including security policy and its role in conflicts. But what does it mean in practice?

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Turkey’s new presidential system: what implications for EU-Turkey relations?

Published: 16 November 2018
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In June 2018, the transformation of the political system from a parliamentary to a presidential one has become effective. The Turkish Parliament has been weakened and the political hierarchy with the President as the highest standing has been further strenghtened. But suspending accession talks would also suspend European support for more democracy.

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What’s the Matter with Central Eastern Europe?

Published: 30 May 2018
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Authoritarian rules in Hungary and Poland and corruption and criminality in Slovakia and the Czech Republic make Eastern Europe a problem child. What are the reasons behind the worrying developments and what are the main differences and similarities between political trends in Central Eastern and Western Europe? 

Are Things Getting Better in the Eurozone?

Published: 30 May 2018
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The Come-Back of Portugal; Greece’s Attempt to Stand on its own Feet again; Macron’s Reform Proposals and Germany’s Lukewarm ResponseThe Come-Back of Portugal; Greece’s Attempt to Stand on its own Feet again; Macron’s Reform Proposals and Germany’s Lukewarm Response

Europe in Suspense: The German Coalition Thriller Continues

Published: 11 March 2018
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The grand coalition which had governed Germany for four years suffered serious losses in the parliamentary election of 24 September 2017. Finally, almost five long months later, the outcome is a new grand coalition between CDU and SPD. While for Germany a new edition of the grand coalition might mean more of the same and could lead to more frustration among the voters and a growth of right-wing populism, what does it mean for a European Union ? 

All Circus, No Bread

Published: 9 March 2018
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Populism seems the new power of modern democracies. It is tricky to define and argue against it since it takes profit from democratic structures but at the same time is its fierce enemy. How to define populism? What are causes and possible solutions? How to act against it?