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The Europe in the World programme scrutinises the impact of a changing international system on Europe and probes how the EU and its member states can leverage their untapped potential to advance their interests and values on a regional and global level. It thus examines the EU’s relations with major powers, such as the United States, China, and Russia, and how Europe can contribute to a rules-based global order. Secondly, the programme focuses on the role of the EU in fostering reform, resilience and stability in neighbouring regions and looks closely at developments in Turkey and Ukraine, among other countries. Thirdly, the programme examines how the EU can strengthen its security in the face of terrorism, violent extremism, as well as hybrid and cyber threats. It also seeks to advance the debate on Europe’s defence policy.

Publications

Foreign policy / PUBLICATION
Differentiated Cooperation in European Foreign Policy: The Challenge of Coherence
By Giovanni Grevi , Marco Zeiss , Pol Morillas , Eduard Soler i Lecha - 31/08/2020

Contributions

Terrorism & radicalisation / OP-ED
The Rise of Gangster-Jihadists
Amanda Paul wrote an op-ed about the rise of Gangster jihadist. Read it here

09 June 2020 - ,
Syrian Arab Republic / QUOTE

Amanda Paul is quoted in EU observer about the EU's role in the latest developments in Syria. 

04 March 2020 - ,
Turkey / QUOTE
EU’s top bank puts big squeeze on lending to Turkey
Amanda Paul is quoted in this article

31 January 2020 - ,


Foreign policy / PODCAST

The renewed Franco-German partnership and its potential to build a geopolitical Europe

In this episode, Jana Puglierin and Ulrike Esther Franke from the European Council on Foreign Relations argue that it is time for the EU to get serious about its foreign policy - and explain how France and Germany can lead the way.
 


When it comes to geopolitics, the EU is still something of a navel-gazer. The past decade saw one existential crisis after another, forcing the EU leadership to focus its attention inward. But while the Union was dealing with its own issues, the outside world became an increasingly chaotic and sometimes even hostile place, seeing the return of zero-sum thinking and great power rivalry. The COVID-19 crisis and the economic recession that followed have only emphasized how critical foreign policy challenges are.

In response to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May of this year announced that they would back a €500 billion EU bond to help with Europe's economic recovery. The historic statement led many to wonder if the previously sputtering Franco-German engine could also force a breakthrough in EU foreign policy, especially since Germany was about to take over the presidency of the Council of the EU. 

Jana's and Ulrike's contributions are based on the ECFR Policy Brief 'The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe'. Their analysis draws from the findings of the third edition of the European Council on Foreign Relations' EU Coalition Explorer – a survey of foreign policy experts and government officials across the EU27 that was taken in March and April of this year.

With Rebecca Castermans

                             

team

Senior Associate Fellow
Expertise:

European foreign and security policy, strategic trends and the international order, transatlantic relations and global governance, security and defence


Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Turkish foreign/domestic policy; Security/conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space/Middle East, EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood, counter-terrorism
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Security and defence, EU foreign and security policy, EU-Asia relations, ASEAN, Countering terrorism and violent extremism, Russian foreign policy.
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
EU Foreign and Security Policy, European strategic autonomy, EU-Africa relations, transatlantic relations
Research Fellow
Expertise:
Trade policy; EU external relations; European Neighbourhood Policy; Brexit; EU international agreements
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