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When EU Heads of States and Governments unanimously gave the European Commission a mandate to negotiate the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on 17 June 2013, they understood that these talks would become the leitmotiv of a new era in EU trade policy. However, few people would have guessed that it would primarily… » read more

Posted by J.Adriaensen

“If not Europe, who else?” On Thursday, 25 February, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming former EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, as the first guest lecturer of this year’s Jean Monnet Lecture series. The former Commissioner delivered a captivating and highly informative speech on the European Union’s role in the adoption of the… » read more

Posted by J.Adriaensen

The EU’s Foreign and Security Policy requires an update in a changing global context. Julian Fricke lays down the key challenges to which the new EU Global Strategy needs to respond and derives three objectives innate to the EU’s foreign policy. As the strategy is still under development, he also extends an invitation to the… » read more

Posted by J.Adriaensen

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) review released in mid-November 2015 has defined a new overarching goal for the EU – ‘stabilising the neighbourhood’. Does this shift in objectives signal a new era for the EU’s relations with its neighbours? Will the ‘new’ ENP become more political, more strategic and more impactful after its failure to… » read more

Posted by Vigjilenca Abazi

By Hylke Dijkstra The French President François Hollande surprised many observers by invoking, for the first time in the history of the EU, the so-called ‘mutual defence clause’. This obscure Article 42.7 obliges all member states to provide aid and assistance to other member states in the case of an armed attack. Last Monday, the… » read more

Posted by Vigjilenca Abazi