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Ankara aiming for influence

NATO’s Lisbon summit led to calls from Turkey for a right to consultations on the EU’s CSDP, while EU officials retorted that it is impossible for Ankara to have any say in the planning of EU military missions (EUObserver, November 21). Although there are some channels of influence for third countries participating in the CSDP,… » read more

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EU leaders have long emphasized the need for Brussels to get more “strategic” in its partnership with China. Launched in 2003, the strategic partnership between the two sides has been the subject of a voluminous (and often excruciatingly tedious) academic debate, a plethora of grand sounding political statements and ultimately much disappointment. The topic gained… » read more

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The following was written by Paddy Cassidy, alumnus of the College of Europe in Bruges. In his contribution, Paddy argues that the peoples of Europe are not hungry for a meny of “ever closer union”. The following views are his own. Federal Europe, where and who art thou? While it is a truism that there… » read more

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