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Can Hungary Compete?

by Magdolna Csath 16/04/2004   There are only five months before 10 more countries become full members of the EU. How well prepared these countries are for the challenges of the membership, and how ready the EU is for handling the unexpectedly emerging problems and potential shocks of enlargement ? There ...

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Transatlantic – Europe2020 / Tiesweb cooperation

  16/04/2004   Born more or less at the same time (1997-98), Tiesweb [1] and Europe 2020 often worked together with the hope to contribute to reinforce transatlantic links from a “people-to-people” point of view. Beyond the structural partnership binding the two organisations, a number of concrete events brought them together: ...

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Parmalat scandal is a wake-up call for European corporate governance

by Tim Rogmans 04/04/2004   So far 29 executives of Parmalat and its banks and auditors have been charged in what is certainly Europe’s largest financial scandal ever. Profits have been overstated, fictitious bank accounts with billions of euros were created and perhaps € 1bn of investors’ money was siphoned ...

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What common EU policy towards Russia by 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 / UE-Russia (Warsaw, March 12, 2004) 27/03/2004 Europe 2020 chose to sum up the seminar’s discussion in 5 bullet-points – 3 key-ideas and 2 propositions: 1- Russia is no longer a threat for the EU for the coming decades. It is on a contrary ...

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Romania – Multi-level governance or still governing ?

by Laura Trofin 24/03/2004   Regionalisation and/during enlargement in Romania Is the young „regional structure“ challenging the centrality of the Romanian state ? The transition from a highly centralised political-administrative system to a decentralised and regionalised one is not happening very smoothly or rapidly in Romania. Triggered rather by the enlargement ...

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International Education: the only cement for any Transatlantic Bridge

  by Franck Biancheri 18/03/2004   Think of this seemingly stupid sentence :‘the world is getting globalized !’. It does contain something not stupid though as it is true that in today’s world all local issues are now interconnected. From Irak’s war to jobs outsourcing, from scientific research to religious trends, everything ...

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After Iraq: Can We Build a Better World?

  by Adrian Taylor 17/03/2004   A year after the Iraq war, even if the analysis of how to tackle the problems diverge wildly, the good news is that most Europeans and Americans can probably agree that : . There are still numerous threats to global security . The existing global ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 3 / EU-CIS

  Warsaw (Foksal Palace), March 12, 2004 12/03/2004   Organised in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Poland Seminar’s executive summary Concept After the enlargement Russia will become an important direct neighbour of the European Union. Though this situation represents no change at all for the majority of new members ...

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Middle East 2020: the region which needs two ’dreams’

  by Franck Biancheri 09/03/2004   Two years ago, at the first Miami Transatlantic Week, participants and speakers from two sides of the Atlantic declared that it was time for both European and American civil societies to help Arabs and Israelis to build up a peaceful and democratic Middle East. ...

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The United Nations and New York

by Belisarius 02/03/2004 As a sign of the times, the United Nations building in New York, a post-war legacy, needs to be thoroughly renovated. It is not (only) a question of removing the microphones of Blair, Bush and others. Almost 60 years after its conception, while the silhouette remains elegant, ...

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2004 or the birth of Euroland

by Franck Biancheri 12/02/2004 2004 will be the year of enlargement (certainly), the constitution (perhaps) and Euroland (undoubtedly)! The Stability Pact, which had never had the slightest chance of working to manage Euroland, has now lapsed. The EU-25 will be paralysed from May 2004 and will therefore become unable to ...

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What common EU policy towards North America by 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 EU/North America (The Hague, January 28, 2004) 12/02/2004 « The transatlantic future is not what it used to be » Clingendael Institute This sentence perfectly qualifies the richness and quality of the contributions and discussions that took place in the framework of the 2nd ...

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Quelle politique d’immigration pour l’Europe ?

par Harald Greib 09/02/2004   Objectif de ce document Ce document entend servir de base de réflexion sur une politique d’immigration de l’Europe à l’horizon 2020. Fidèle à la manière de travailler d’Europe 2020, il ne s’agira pas de proposer des réponses et des solutions toutes faites qui n’existent de ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 2 / EU-North America

The Hague (Clingendael Institute), January 28, 2004 28/01/2004 Organised in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Concept Relations between EU and North America are the central strategic axis of international relations in the coming decades. Those two continents represent both the greatest democratic groups in the world and ...

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Sustaining the Transatlantic Bridge

by Brian Murphy 15/12/2003   The transatlantic relationship has experienced a period of turbulence that has generated questions about its durability and relevance. The New Transatlantic Agenda (1995) sought to maintain a healthy partnership when it launched a series of citizen-level dialogues to build bridges across the Atlantic. These dialogues, ...

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Bringing Europeans to the Moon

by Franck Biancheri 01/12/2003     Year 2003, with recent tragedy of US space shuttle Columbia and with very likely launch of a manned spacecraft by China, is definitely closing an era of space conquest and opening a completely new one. The finishing era is the era of USA/Russia complete ...

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Space: the Final White Elephant?

by Adrian Taylor 27/11/2003   Do we need a space policy ? The headlines are dramatic :  The US is spending €35 billion on military and civil space research, which represents six times more than Europe in all its configurations and geography according to the European Commission (DN : IP/03/82, Date : 21/01/2003)  “Now ...

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World trade after Cancun

  by Tim Rogmans 19/11/2003   The failure of the Cancun summit has been thoroughly analysed by many parties. Inevitably this analysis results in finger pointing at the various countries that are presumed guilty for the failure. Although every player has a different culprit to aim at (« the other guys »), ...

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What common policy of the EU towards the Arab World in 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 EU/Arab world (Paris, October 14, 2003) 28/10/2003 The EU’s future common policy towards the Arab World will have to follow a very innovative direction compared to the existing bilateral relations built up by Member-States in the past decades or centuries. Combining objective factors (suchas ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 1 / EU-Arab world

Paris (Centre Kléber), October 14, 2003 14/10/2003 Organised in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs — > Seminar’s executive summary Concept If one word was to define Euro-Arab relations, this word would be “intimacy”, i.e. with all the ambiguity the word conveys: feeling of proximity and mutual knowledge on ...

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Making Enlargement succeed or: how to complete the EU’s Eastern expansion

by Kilian Strauss 30/06/2003   Introduction Europe needs buzzwords to function. After terms like ’Maastricht’ and the ’Single Market’, two issues have come to dominate the European political debate over the last few years : the Euro and Enlargement. Both are equally important projects on the way to closer European integration, ...

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Europe needs more Union

by Kilian Strauss 29/06/2003   History in the making The date of 16 April 2003 will perhaps one day be remembered as ’historic’, along with dozens of others. On this day, an EU summit of a very particular kind was held in the Greek capital Athens. Twenty-five heads of State ...

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21st century economy : Too much short term kills the long term

by Henri de Courtivron 23/06/2003 Our economy is currently particularly dull and very few are those who can see any prospect of improvement in the near future. One of the reasons possibly explaining this situation is perhaps an unbalanced mix between all the numerous parameters to be taken into account ...

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The three post-war scenarios regarding EU-US relations

by Franck Biancheri 17/04/2003 In May 1997, in Washington, at the ’Bridging the Atlantic : People to People’ conference, organized by State Department, EU Commission and Dutch Foreign Affairs, we (a bunch of European and American citizens coming from NGOs and academia) invented TIESWEB in order to increase the relations between ...

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