The European Commission, at the request of an EU inter-institutional task force, commissioned Chatham House and FRIDE to produce a report analysing trends in power and governance to 2030, carried out under strand 3 – Governance and Power – of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS).
Water resources and their management are a key policy area for Central Asian republics, as well as for international donors. The range of issues and approaches involved, the multitude of donors, and the lack of cooperation among Central Asian governments make coordination in this area a complex challenge.
The Vilnius summit was overshadowed by Russia’s zero-sum policies and disappointment over Ukrainian President Yanukovich’s unwillingness to sign an Association Agreement with the EU, resulting in mass protests in Kyiv. Now it is necessary to shape a more consistent EU approach to its Eastern neighbours; advance with association and deep and comprehensive trade agreements, based on genuine democratic reform; and broaden Eastern citizen mobility and civil society engagement.
According to many observers, the European Union needs to upgrade its policies in Asia. At the same time, the crisis has deepened Asian countries’ stakes in the European economy. As the EU deepens its involvement in the region, it is interesting to track trends in the Union’s relations with the Republic of Korea. This new book contains contributions from European and Korean experts on how both sides can take full advantage of the EU-Korea relationship.
Moldova is knocking on the EU’s door to have the visa regime lifted and Ukraine is next in line. However, the EU fears an influx of Eastern Europeans. What are the pros and cons of visa liberalisation and why should the EU reward reforms in Moldova?
The European Union has identified the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as one of the greatest threats to its security. Amongst its main objectives in this area are the promotion of a nuclear-safe world and the resolution of proliferation crises.