Creative work - developing talent in Europe
6 December 2006

Europe needs to do more to harness and develop talent in its workforce, combining labour market flexibility with security, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


The role of human security in foreign policy: what lessons for the EU?
5 December 2006

Security arrangements which only concentrate on military solutions cannot deal with today’s global threats to human security – and the need to protect the individual from fear and want, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Africa's Silk Road: China and India's new economic frontier?
30 November 2006

Chinese and Indian economic involvement in Africa is not a new phenomenon but is accelerating, and the continent needs to do more to ensure it capitalises on the opportunities this offers.


Economic recovery in the eurozone: how strong?
29 November 2006

The eurozone economy is on course for “moderate but sustained expansion”, but it faces significant challenges which need to be addressed now to enable it to cope when the next downturn comes, Michael Deppler, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Development, democracy and human security: the challenge in Iraq
27 November 2006

While the situation in Iraq is “drastic”, both NGOs and the EU are working to rebuild the country, develop democracy and build civil society, speakers told a joint EPC-Solidar Policy Dialogue.


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.


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