December 2009 and EU-turkey relations
29 October 2009

Markos Kyprianou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus discussed Turkey’s EU accession and the “Cyprus problem” at a Breakfast Briefing.


"New European" entrepreneurs: creating jobs, breaking stereotypes
27 October 2009

Ethnic minority entrepreneurs are emerging as key economic actors across the European Union, providing jobs both within and outside their community, agreed speakers at an EPC Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the United States Mission to the European Union.


Beyond the crisis: strategic options for Social Europe by 2030
27 October 2009

With the severe repercussions of the financial crisis, the public and policy-makers are rejecting the neo-liberal economic model and the idea that GDP is the primary measure of well-being, said speakers at the Well-being 2030 Inaugural Conference, a project co-financed by the European Commission.


EU enlargement: progress and prospects
22 October 2009

The EU enlargement programme continues to achieve progress despite the delays over ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, as all candidate and potential candidate countries have made progress, agreed speakers at a Policy Dialogue.


Post-election challenges for civil society in Afghanistan
16 October 2009

Given the reported wide-scale fraud in the Afghanistan Presidential elections, the country has a year to turn the country round by cutting corruption, improving the rule of law and restoring the people’s faith in democracy, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Cultural diversity: spicing up creativity?
15 October 2009

Cultural diversity can spur on innovation and creativity, as the ‘European fabric’ is one of the most diverse on earth thanks to Europe’s ability to attract those who are culturally different, speakers told the sixth Brussels Debate organised in cooperation with the European Commission.


Risk or opportunity? Has Europe got the balance right on GMOs?
15 October 2009

The EU system for authorising and managing GMOs is one of the most stringent in the world, but when political considerations take precedence over science this can slow down the process of authorisation, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue.


Human mobility, rights and development
13 October 2009

The new United Nations Development Report clearly illustrates the links between human rights, migration and development, and international human rights’ mechanisms should be used to protect migrants and their families at all stages of their journey, said speakers at a Policy Briefing.


Measuring citizens’ well-being for better EU policies - Forum meeting
7 October 2009

This Forum meeting dealt with how to exploit and improve current methods of measuring citizens’ well-being for better EU policy-making.


Africa: opportunities for a new policy approach
5 October 2009

Foreign humanitarian aid has contributed to the well-being of millions of people, but official aid should be used more strategically to contribute to African countries’ national policies for stimulating economic growth in areas such as agriculture, said Robert Calderisi, former World Bank Country Director for Central Africa, at a Policy Briefing.


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