Ukraine: is the future still orange?
23 November 2006

Ukraine has undergone profound democratic change since the Orange revolution two years ago, Yulia Tymoshenko,MP and leader of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in the Ukrainian Parliament, told a Policy Briefing.


Europe as a model for a global open society
22 November 2006

The EU is a “text book” example of an open society, with its insistence on individual freedom and the rule of law, and could serve as the prototype for a global open society and thus help to build a more stable world order, George Soros told a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC and the Open Society Institute.


Striking a healthy balance: the role of public health in promoting a safer Europe
22 November 2006

Europe needs a healthy population both because of the benefits this brings to society as a whole and the impact of ill-health on its economic performance, Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


The inclusive labour market and career patterns: achieving the Lisbon targets?
20 November 2006

Social policies must adapt to the Europe’s changing demography, encourage higher fertility levels, improve ‘human capital’ and enable more women to enter the labour market, speakers at a Policy Dialogue agreed.


Transport
16 November 2006

The mid-term review of European transport policy is designed to provide “sustainable mobility for Europe”, in the road, rail, marine and air transport sectors, Matthias Ruete, the European Commission’s Director-General for Energy and Transport, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.


Central & Eastern Europe: economic prospects, policies and market views
14 November 2006

The ten new and future EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe are achieving “impressive” economic growth, said Susan Schadler, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, at a Policy Briefing.


Civil society's role in European democracy
13 November 2006

Civil society plays a key role in the EU’s policy-making process but should not try to compete with elected politicians, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij.


Peace versus justice? Lessons for the EU's role in conflict prevention
2 November 2006

Speakers at the EPC-International Center for Transitional Justice Policy Dialogue focused on the challenges of ensuring that international efforts to bring closure to violent conflicts pay equal attention to the demands of peace and justice.


The Serbian question
20 October 2006

Speakers gave a mixed assessment of Serbia’s current and future prospects at a Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation.


Japan post-Koizumi: foreign policy prospects
19 October 2006

North Korea’s recent nuclear test poses a serious threat to stability in East Asia and international solidarity is vital to tackle the problem, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Policy Dialogue.


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