Public Private Partnerships: a viable option to increase public investment and efficiency across Europe?
23 April 2008

Public Private Partnerships which establish broad cooperation and share the financial risks between the public and private sectors can help local authorities to provide public services by introducing private-sector finance and skills while retaining public control, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


From brain drain to brain gain? The impact in Central and Eastern Europe of the free movement of workers
17 April 2008

Migration within Europe is increasing, with 2.2% of the EU-27’s working population and up to 4% of those from new EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe living abroad, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


The rights of women in Islam: a reality check
16 April 2008

The Koran’s vision of women describes them as equal partners with men, but patriarchal culture has distorted this and regulated them to an inferior status, said Azizah Y. al-Hibri at a Policy Briefing.


Unity in diversity? The EU vis-a-vis Russia
16 April 2008

The new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement currently being negotiated by the EU and Russia should be more pragmatic and based on commitments not values, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


EU asylum policy in a securitised world
15 April 2008

Asylum policy is one of the most challenging issues facing the EU, but is increasingly being driven by political and security - rather than humanitarian – concerns, Irene Khan, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


More politics into EU policies? Fixing Europe's problems
7 April 2008

The EU suffers from policy gridlock and has little “public legitimacy”, as previous policies have created a reality gap between Brussels and citizens in EU Member States, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Assessing the effectiveness of aid: lessons for donors
7 April 2008

Donor governments must ensure they deliver humanitarian aid as effectively as possible, with the likely rise in humanitarian disasters linked to the effects of climate change making this more important than ever, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Implementation of the Single Market: successes and challenges
3 April 2008

Completing the Single Market requires imagination and political will, with a focus on ensuring that Member States implement and enforce EU legislation, Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy told a Policy Dialogue.


Down under and over here: Australia, the EU and the challenges of globalisation
2 April 2008

As globalisation creates a “new generation of deeper, broader, political, economic and personal ties”, Australia wants to breathe “new life” into its relationship with Europe, cooperating closely on security, trade, development and climate change, Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told a Policy Briefing.


Success in Afghanistan: how to define it, how to make it happen
1 April 2008

Afghanistan’s fate is “on the edge” and the international community needs to engage more politically, rather than just militarily, while ensuring that Afghans themselves are in the “driving seat”, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


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