Globalisation: the winning strategies
18 October 2005

The Nordic countries have embraced the challenge of globalisation positively, with business, governments, the trades unions and the public cooperating to make the adjustments necessary to survive – and flourish – in a globalised world. This was the main message from a Policy Dialogue.


Financing Europe - the budget conundrum
17 October 2005

The chances of a deal on the EU’s budget for 2007-2013 by the end of the year are growing, according to speakers at a Dialogue.


Television across Europe: regulation, policy and independence
14 October 2005

Television remains the primary source of information for most people in Europe. However, public service broadcasting faces new challenges and threats including a lack of diversity and pluralism, political interference in editorial freedom in some countries, the "dumbing down" of programmes and ownership of commercial television stations increasingly being concentrated in the hands of the few.


EU-Russia relations: moving forwards or backwards?
13 October 2005

Vladimir Chizhov, head of Russia's Mission to the European Union, set the mood at a dialogue organised by the EPC in conjunction with the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung by challenging the title of the discussion.


What future for multilateralism after the Millennium Summit?
12 October 2005

At best two cheers, but certainly not three" was how Lord Hannay, a member of the United Nations' High-Level Panel, summed up the outcome of the UN Millennium Summit in New York in September at a conference organised by the Royal Institute for International Relations (IRRI-KIIB), the EPC and the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium (VVN).


Ukraine facing the future: on the road to reform
11 October 2005

With the Orange Revolution barely a year old, Ukraine Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov aptly summed up his country's aspirations by quoting the words of the hero of the hour, President Viktor Yushchenko who said that "without Ukraine, Europe will not be complete" at a conference.


Sustainable development and competitiveness
10 October 2005

Environmental regulation and economic growth are closely linked, as higher standards prompt industry to innovate and invest in cleaner technologies, insisted Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas at a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


Better regulation: the EU and the transatlantic dialogue
6 October 2005

The European Union’s institutions have made impressive progress on the Better Regulation initiative in recent years, but it is vital to maintain this, not least because unnecessary red tape generates enormous costs, heard participants at a conference.


The outlook for Europe in the global economy
3 October 2005

Major structural reforms are needed in the euro zone to meet upcoming challenges, particularly those posed by its ageing population, warned Michael Deppler, the European Department Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at a Policy Briefing.


Macedonia - preparing for the European Union
28 September 2005

Radmila Sekerinska, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), delivered an upbeat message about her country’s post-conflict reforms at a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


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