Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation
23 November 2009

The existence of nuclear weapons continues to threaten world peace, although the political stage has moved on, with an increasing interdependence among states replacing the original need for a nuclear deterrent, said Hans Blix, former Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission at a Six-Minute Briefing.


Visa liberalisation in the Balkans: time for the breakthrough
19 November 2009

Visa liberalisation in the Balkans is the best example of EU conditionality, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue.


Towards a creative Europe: what role for creative industries?
19 November 2009

Europe’s creative industries will push forward Europe’s Innovation strategy and generate billions of euros for the European economy, speakers agreed at the final Brussels Debate in the series organised in cooperation with the European Commission.


US-EU energy cooperation
18 November 2009

The US and the EU are building excellent cooperation in the field of energy, and a main aspect of this is the launch of the new EU-US Energy Council, said Richard Morningstar, US Special Envoy for Eurasian energy at a Breakfast Briefing.


In Europe we trust? Public opinion in the Balkans
17 November 2009

The panel discussing the Balkans painted a gloomy picture about the regions long-term EU prospects, indicating that eventual EU membership was by no means a certainty. Giuliano Amato, the former Italian Prime Minister told a Dialogue that Balkan overtures towards the West regarding accession had all the appearance of a reluctant marriage in which the partners' passion fades before they reach the altar.


Global trade and the impact of the economic crisis
13 November 2009

Europe has survived the economic crisis, but realises that it marked a shift in the global economy from West to East, and the beginning of a new 21st century world order, said David O’Sullivan, Director-General for Trade, European Commission, at a breakfast briefing.


Putting Europe's economy back on track
9 November 2009

European businesses - big and small - are the key to European growth, and they must be allowed to develop without unnecessary regulation, said Jürgen R. Thumann, President of BUSINESSEUROPE, at a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


The 'State of Europe' 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
5 November 2009

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the ‘heady’ liberation of Eastern European countries were totally unexpected, as was the speed at which they transformed themselves into free-market economies, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue, organised in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung.


Turkish foreign policy: where is it headed?
30 October 2009

In recent years Turkey has adopted a proactive, multi-polar foreign policy with soft power initiatives toward the Middle East, the Caucasus, Russia and beyond, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue, held in cooperation with TUSKON.


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.


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