Asia and the financial crisis: how deep, how long?
19 January 2009

Initial hopes that the global economic and financial crisis would have a limited impact on Asia, because of its role as “factory to the world”, have been dashed, with the region affected more severely than expected by the downturn in US and EU consumer demand, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Transatlantic relations at a time of transition
13 January 2009

President-elect Obama will face the same key issues as the outgoing Bush administration when he takes office, but “the tactics and tone” and some of the solutions will be different, Kristen Silverberg, US Ambassador to the EU, told a Breakfast Briefing.


Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the EU
16 December 2008

The three e’s – the economy, energy and external relations – will be the incoming Czech Presidency’s three priorities, Milena Vicenová, the country’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


The impact of the global financial crisis on the world's poorest
16 December 2008

The world’s poorest people and countries will be particularly badly affected by the global economic crisis, coupled with recent increases in fuel and food prices, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


European growth and jobs in 2009
10 December 2008

licy-makers were unprepared for the financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn, but the world is not on the brink of another Great Depression thanks to their quick response once the scale of the problem became apparent, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty
8 December 2008

Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin, speaking at the start of “an extremely important week” for the EU and Ireland, said he was hopeful that the 11-12 December EU Summit would be able to agree a “road map on the way forward” on the Lisbon Treaty.


Stem cells: current action, research and funding in Europe - CHES Roundtable
5 December 2008

This roundtable discussed stem cell research and funding in Europe, and addressed the ethical aspects of stem cell research and its use.


Giving the citizens a voice in the current economic crisis
3 December 2008

The European Citizens’ Consultations 2009 will enable thousands of people across Europe to discuss what role the EU can play in shaping our economic and social future - through an online forum and national consultations in every EU Member State, culminating in a European Citizens’ Summit on the eve of the Euro-elections.


Campaigners against the EU: who, where, how and why?
2 December 2008

Euroscepticism is increasing, but this might actually be “a good thing” as it prompts a more serious debate on European issues, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Empowerment of Muslim women: reality or wishful thinking?
27 November 2008

A growing movement of scholars are reinterpreting Islamic texts to argue for family law reforms to ensure equal treatment of Muslim men and women, speakers told a Policy Dialogue, in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation with support from the US Mission.


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