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Why the EU needs a unified aid policy

Why the EU needs a unified aid policy

Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews is a writer and researcher with two Masters degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies, with specializations in the MENA region and in statistical analysis. He has a number of published articles, and has worked with international organizations in Palestine, Brussels, Iraq and London. He is particularly interested in how statistical techniques can help us understand and analyze public policy and political action.
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Having member state contribute individually is an inefficient way to allocate aid – rather, the EU should strengthen the EC’s ability to enact common foreign policy goals and recognise the organizational power of collective action. Author: Sam Andrews ‘A Stronger Global Actor’ is the commitment of the new EC President Juncker. According to his manifesto, […]

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Cyprus: Russia’s Potemkin Village in the European Union?

Cyprus: Russia’s Potemkin Village in the European Union?

Athena Tacet

Athena Tacet is a journalist and editor specializing in foreign affairs, human rights and socio-political issues. Her writings have appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and Embassy Magazine, a weekly Canadian foreign policy newspaper. She holds a BA in political science, a Certificate in Modern Arabic language and culture, a Graduate diploma in journalism and undertook a Master's degree in public policy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her interests include the EU foreign policy, issues related to immigration and asylum policies, as well as nationalism and identity politics in Europe.
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A growing and significant partner for the European Union, Russia has also often played a double game aimed at destabilizing the Old Continent and continuing its policy of balkanization within the EU. Author: Athena Tacet Cyprus recently signed an agreement with Russia giving the Kremlin’s navy ships the right to access the island nation’s ports. […]

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Why the ’youth’ don’t need a guarantee

Why the ’youth’ don't need a guarantee

Lena Jacobs

Lena Jacobs is an MA candidate in Public Policy with a focus on EU Public Policy. Prior to this, Lena worked as a communications officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in the Republic of Ireland.

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Lena Jacobs The Youth Guarantee – along with the Youth Employment Initiative – are two of the most far-reaching and heavily funded EU schemes for employment – arguably of any active labour market policy. It is unsurprising that it has come in the wake of the financial crisis, where unemployment rose from 8.6 percent in […]

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European Space Policy: Time to wake up from hibernation?

European Space Policy: Time to wake up from hibernation?

Justina Vaikutyte

Justina is currently an MA candidate in Public Policy at the Central European University. Prior to her studies she had been working as a researcher in the Public Policy and Management Institute in Lithuania. She was responsible for EU-wide research and evaluation projects delegated by the European Commission, mainly in the area of education and training.

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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission created an unprecedented moment of space exploration by putting a spacecraft on the comet’s surface for the first time in history. The Philae lander managed to accomplish the primary goal of its mission and then hibernated for an indefinite amount of time. So did the European space policy […]

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It takes two to tango

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  . On 15th December, the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang shook hands with his Serbian counterpart opening a transit bridge that is to connect two, up to that point, divided sides of Belgrade. The bridge built by the joint effort of the Chinese and Serbian construction workers, engineers and architects, costs 226 million US […]

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The New EU Voting system – the old west-east north-south division

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Attila Marján

Hungarian economist, PhD in international relations. Based in Brussels for fourteen years as diplomat and member of EU commissioners’ cabinets. Two times visiting fellow of Wilson Center in Washington DC. University professor and author of books on EU affairs and geopolitics. Head of department, National University of Public Administration, Budapest.
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Economic governance reforms and Eurozone consolidation has significant institutional and political consequences: a multiple-tier integration is ever more realistic. „Out” countries seek to mitigate the negative impact of these developments. In this respect V4 – Visegrad countries differ a lot: Slovakia, a relative latecomer in economic reforms is part of the currency union. Poland, Hungary […]

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