Europe in the World

Tackling Afghanistan's security and development dilemma
24 June 2008

The international community must give a long-term commitment to help rebuild Afghanistan, but Afghan leaders must be in the driving seat in strengthening the country’s institutions, and stamping out corruption and opium production, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Building democracy in Pakistan: a role for the EU and the US
16 June 2008

The recent elections in Pakistan could hail a “new dawn” in Pakistani politics, provided the new government takes immediate steps to strengthen the legal system, develop a new economic model, build state institutions and improve basic services, speakers told an EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue.

The US in 2008
5 June 2008

The economic downturn and continuing security concerns stemming from 9/11 will be the dominant issues in the US Presidential campaign, although the environment, healthcare, free trade, tax and social security will also be important, John Bruton, European Commission Ambassador to the United States, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The Beijing Olympics: a driver for reform or a mask for modernity?
5 June 2008

The Beijing Olympic Games will demonstrate the two sides of China - the enormous progress the country has made over the last 30 years but also the ‘alarming’ levels of uneven development and the environmental consequences of its rapid economic development, Dr Minxin Pei,Senior Adviser at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told a Policy Briefing.

Behaving responsibly: are European companies undermining or contributing to good governance in Africa?
2 June 2008

Africa is a continent with great mineral and natural wealth, but corruption prevents it realising its true potential, speakers told a Policy Briefing.

Energising Russia, connecting Europe: electricity sector liberalisation and security of supply
15 May 2008

The reform of Russia’s electricity sector now underway will introduce more private ownership and foster competition, resulting in cheaper electricity prices and more efficient delivery, Anatoly Chubais, Chief Executive Officer of the Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UES), told a Policy Briefing.

Unity in diversity? The EU vis-a-vis Russia
16 April 2008

The new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement currently being negotiated by the EU and Russia should be more pragmatic and based on commitments not values, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Assessing the effectiveness of aid: lessons for donors
7 April 2008

Donor governments must ensure they deliver humanitarian aid as effectively as possible, with the likely rise in humanitarian disasters linked to the effects of climate change making this more important than ever, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Down under and over here: Australia, the EU and the challenges of globalisation
2 April 2008

As globalisation creates a “new generation of deeper, broader, political, economic and personal ties”, Australia wants to breathe “new life” into its relationship with Europe, cooperating closely on security, trade, development and climate change, Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told a Policy Briefing.

Success in Afghanistan: how to define it, how to make it happen
1 April 2008

Afghanistan’s fate is “on the edge” and the international community needs to engage more politically, rather than just militarily, while ensuring that Afghans themselves are in the “driving seat”, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

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