Although Ukraine is recognised as stable in contrast with its neighbours, a number of factors indicate that Crimea could be the next flashpoint in Europe's neighbourhood. This Policy Brief explores how the EU must develop a long-term conflict prevention strategy based on dialogue, aid, investments and prospective Ukrainian accession.
Despite divisions amongst Palestinians and the reluctance of the new Israeli government to work towards a viable two-state solution, this Policy Brief explores how the EU should do its utmost to support US efforts to bring both parties to the negotiating table.
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In 2009, six years after the US-led invasion, the last European troops are set to withdraw from Iraq. As EU member states focus their attention on the war in Afghanistan, there is a danger of neglecting Europe’s interests in Iraq.
European oil companies should attach greater priority to the systematic incorporation of energy questions into CFSP. They should also support a CFSP approach to energy security that is based on enhancing governance standards in producer states.