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.


Turkey and the EU: achieving synergy in foreign policy
2 October 2009

Turkey’s place is in Europe, as Ankara and Brussels share the same values, foreign policy objectives, and operate in the same political ‘neighbourhood’, said Ahmet Davutoğlu,Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs at a Breakfast Briefing, held in cooperation with TUSKON.


The crisis and beyond: can cohesion policy enhance citizens' long-term well-being?
24 September 2009

EU Cohesion Policy can help Europe climb out of the economic crisis and should continue to be used to support poorer regions, which otherwise will lag even further behind the richer regions, speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised with support from the Welsh Assembly government.


EU innovation policy: time to step on the gas
22 September 2009

The economic downturn could provide the impetus to rebuild Europe as a low-carbon, knowledge-based economy, based on the innovative flair of small businesses, speakers told the fifth Brussels Debate organised in cooperation with the European Commission.


The financial crisis - a need for better regulation
21 September 2009

The effects of the financial crisis have now reached the real economy and financial institutions must accept that their business models and the ‘light touch regulation’ that were responsible are no longer viable, Norbert Walter, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank Group, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


What future for the EU in counterterrorism?
17 September 2009


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