The social side of Lisbon
15 March 2007

With the EU’s economy now on the “upswing”, any perceived contradictions between Europe’s economic and social policies are “out of place”, Nikolaus van der Pas, European Commission Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


China's 'rise': economic and social changes
9 March 2007

China’s rapid economic growth has prompted predictions that it will “collapse” or fears that it poses a threat to others, speakers told an EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue.


The Balkans in Europe: why, when and how?
8 March 2007

The Balkans is an “indisputable part of Europe” and the EU must abide by its commitment to them.


Bringing peace and stability to the South Caucasus: the role of the EU
7 March 2007

The EU is moving closer to the South Caucasus as a result of its last enlargement and its “transformational power” could be useful in solving the region’s frozen conflicts - probably the single most important obstacle to political and economic reform in the region, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


A settlement for Kosovo
6 March 2007

If a compromise cannot be reached on the final status of Kosovo, Pristina could declare independence, with potentially disastrous consequences for all involved, speakers told an EPC-King Baudouin Foundation Policy Dialogue.


Turkey and the EU: negotiations, relations and challenges ahead
5 March 2007

Turkey is transforming itself as it looks ahead to EU membership and the reform process is creating “the Turkey of the future”, Ankara’s Chief Negotiator Ali Babacan told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


The European Commission's policy priorities for 2007
28 February 2007

The Barroso Commission’s guiding “narrative” is globalisation, equipping Europe and its citizens to view it as a positive opportunity and a way to promote Europe’s values, European Commission Secretary-General Catherine Day told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Multiculturalism and the law: testing the limits
27 February 2007

People living in European countries with a high proportion of immigrants also tend to have a relatively high level of ‘generalised trust’ in their fellow citizens, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Russia's Westpolitik and the EU's response
26 February 2007

Russia’s increasing self-confidence as an “energy power” has changed the balance in its relationship with the EU, as Moscow no longer sees itself as the Union’s “younger partner”, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's long and winding road to the EU
22 February 2007

FYR Macedonia is now “back on track” in its bid for EU membership after losing momentum in 2006, speakers told a Policy Briefing.


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