Europe in the World

Europe's contribution to anti-corruption efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa
31 March 2010
John T. Kaninda (External authors) and Stefan Schepers (Secretary General of independent tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management)

Following on from the publication of the World Bank Report on ‘quiet corruption in Africa’ this EPC Policy Brief says corruption is costing African economies $148 billion a year as lax regulations allow socially-irresponsible European companies to milk many Sub-Saharan African countries of their assets.

Ukraine under Yanukovych: plus ca change?
19 February 2010
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary Amanda Paul looks at the challenges facing Ukraine’s future President Viktor Yanukovych: creating political and economic stability, improving governance and strengthening the rule of law.

NATO and the EU: what a difference a decade makes
17 July 2009

By December 2009, new teams will be in charge of Europe’s security and relations between the two key regional organisations dealing with it. As NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer prepares to hand over to former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana announces he will not seek another term, this Commentary by Antonio Missiroli assesses the role of both organisations over the last decade and argues they can learn a lot from one another.

Preparing for transboundary threats: what role for the next Commission?
11 May 2009

This Policy Brief by Arjen Boin, Magnus Ekengren, Sara Myrdal and Mark Rhinard offers a series of recommendations for the next European Commission to lead the EU towards playing a clear, value-added role in coordinating transboundary crisis management.

Revitalising EU-Japan relations: time to move from rhetoric to action
30 April 2009

This Commentary by Shada Islam argues that while the EU-Japan meeting on 4 May is likely to attract the least attention, its significance should not be under-estimated.

After Georgia: conflict resolution in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood
29 April 2009
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

This Issue Paper by Amanda Akçakoca, Thomas Vanhauwaert, Richard Whitman and Stefan Wolff analyses the conflicts over South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh, and makes a series of recommendations for more effective EU policies and approaches to enable it to play a stronger role in resolving these decades-old disputes.

Asian Voices in Europe
31 March 2009

Over the past year, the EPC and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation have continued their “Asian Voices in Europe” lecture series on economic, political and security developments in Asia and on EU-Asia relations.

Afghanistan: Europe's credibility test
24 March 2009

This Policy Brief by Shada Islam and Eva Gross argues that the Union needs to put both Afghanistan and Pakistan higher up its political agenda; coordinate and consolidate Europe’s different programmes, policies and representations; and take immediate action to ensure the success of its hitherto less-than-impressive EUPOL police mission.

United we stand - for now - Post-Summit Analysis
23 March 2009

This analysis concludes that the Summit did succeed in shaping and showing a united EU front on all the main issues on the agenda, and agreeing on a series of concrete coordinated steps – no mean achievement in light of the tensions in the run-up to the meeting.

Dealing with troubled neighbourhoods
12 February 2009
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

This Commentary by Rosa Balfour and Antonio Missiroli warns that doubts remain over the EU’s ability to take a genuinely strategic approach and to offer the right mix of tools and incentives to really make a difference.

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