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EU strategy and foreign policy

Terrorism and counterterrorism in continental Europe

By Thomas Renard (21-03-2017)

In Other publications

One year after the Brussels attacks, this publication reviews the major developments that have occurred in terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe in 2016. read more…

Brussels attacks one year on: More still needs to be done

By Thomas Renard (14-03-2017)

In Other publications

Belgium has accomplished much since last year’s devastating terrorist attacks – the worst in its history. But the threats continue, and new security vulnerabilities are becoming apparent.

This article was first published in www.rusi.org read more…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Global geo-economic competition: what implications for the EU?


This invitation-only event will take place on 28 March 2017.  For more information, please contact b.ujvari@egmontinstitute.be

(Photo credit: Kirill Vinokurov, Wikimedia Commons)

An appeal to the moderate Trump

By Sven Biscop (17-02-2017)

In Commentaries

Without the EU, there can be no NATO. Can we please sell this message to the US? read more…

Brexit as impetus for a new Europe?

By Alexander Mattelaer (06-02-2017)

In Other publications

The Brexit referendum has triggered a debate on the future of European integration. From a Belgian perspective it is necessary to consider the depth of the relationship we have with the UK, as well as the wider context in which the Brexit negotiations will unfold. All parties have an objective interest in maintaining and deepening the spirit of European read more…

Europe’s post-Brexit retrenchment

By Alexander Mattelaer (30-01-2017)

In Commentaries

After many years of British advocacy of an outward-oriented EU, the prospect of Brexit threatens to leave the continent more introspective and less engaged in world affairs than ever before. Yet there may be a silver lining: the coming period of retrenchment may serve both the UK and the EU as a painful but educational reminder of the importance of European read more…

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Les multiples crises du voisinage menacent-elles le projet européen jusque dans ses valeurs fondamentales ?

Conference Annuelle « Voisinages »

La conférence se concentrera sur la seule question des valeurs européennes read more…

Oratio pro PESCO

By Sven Biscop (23-01-2017)

In Egmont papers

Everybody is talking about Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) – will we finally do it now? And will we get it right? For if PESCO is activated only to launch initiatives that could also have been taken without it, the opportunity will be wasted. To bring real added value, PESCO must be sufficiently ambitious and make the step from cooperation to effective integration in defence. read more…

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Trump administration and US-China relations: The Chinese and European perspectives

Workshop and academic debate 16:00-18:00

With the new US president taking office on 20 January 2017, it is necessary to reflect on the future of US-China relations, and their impact on Europe. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized China strongly on trade and regional security. He also raised tensions by entertaining a phone conversation with the Taiwanese leader, hence questioning the One-China policy. Whereas his team includes notable hardliners towards China, read more…

A strategy for Europe’s neighbourhood: keep resilient and carry on?

By Sven Biscop (17-01-2017)

In Other publications

While external and regional powers are engaged in fierce geopolitical competition in Europe’s neighbourhood, the EU itself wants to focus on building up the resilience of its neighbours. Not only is it far from clear who is to be made resilient against what where there is no more or less read more…