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The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

Recent EU Budget Deal Is Welcome but the Deal May Well Fall Short of What Is Required in the Light of the Pandemic.

GPI opinion is that the deal is to be welcomed but the process of negotiation shows up inherent weaknesses in EU governance. The approval of the European Commission borrowing facility and the total 1.1 billion Euro 7-year budget indicated a...
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The Sino–Russian Entente and EU Foreign Policy After the Pandemic

The current health crisis has exacerbated the rivalry between great powers. But it has also given Europe a few more opportunities to engage with Russia. In a world increasingly framed by great power rivalry, deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing...
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L’homme du 18 Juin

Yesterday’s summit between the Prime Minister and President Macron, on the margins of the latter’s visit to celebrate the 80th anniversary of General De Gaulle’s broadcast from London in 1940 announcing his resolution to continue fighting in the name of France,...
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GPI Head of Europe Contributes to New IIEA Report

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, Associate Director and Head of the GPI Europe Programme at the GPI, was invited to contribute to a new IIEA report on “The Multilateral Order Post-Covid: Expert Voices”. Other leading international affairs experts that have...
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UK-EU Summit: Fishy

The British government has been making a significant effort to present the video conference between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament on Monday as constituting something of a breakthrough in the negotiations over...
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Brexit: How “No Deal” became the bookies’ favourite

Many commentators and political actors have only recently begun to take seriously the possibility that the “transition period” for the UK’s exit from the European Union will end on 31st December 2020 without an agreement on the future EU/UK trading relationship....
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Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other European Union (EU) capitals in contrast to combative countermeasures coming out of Washington...
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GPI Review of the ECB – An Update

The GPI response to the ECB Review invitation, in preparation, examines briefly the first decade of the life of the ECB from 1999, but concentrates on the evolution of the ECB monetary policy, during the second decade, following the Global...
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What is a Hamilton moment?

Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used the term several times in our Federal...
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The German Constitutional Court Decision on PSPP

Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the potential introduction...
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Incoming Statistics – Duck, Duck, Duck!

We are being bombarded with statistics, wave-like attacks. The debt statistics of the great financial crash starting in 2008, then the awakening interest in inequality, and now the dreadful stats of Covid-19, which are instigating another wave of debt and...
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A GLOBAL SUMMARY OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS: ASSESSMENT TO APRIL 2020

This is a top down view of the progress of the Covid-19 virus and the global pandemic. It summarizes information obtained from John Hopkins University, and presented in a different form. The world is divided into 8 regions, and the...
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COVID-19, CORONA BONDS AND “KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD”

What I see is European construction drifting towards a free-trade zone, that is to say an English-style Europe, which I reject. If we do nothing, this will lead in 15 years to a break-up. I reject a Europe that would be...
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Discovering Society in a Global Age

As different countries take measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, much is being revealed about the nature of different forms of society. In some it is revealed as strong, in others weak, and in others a fatalism about the lack...
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Improving EU-India Understanding on Russia

During the Cold-War years, Europe and India engaged with the Soviet Union at very different levels. On many occasions they found themselves supporting the opposite side. Western Europe was part of the American led western alliance. India, however, had very...
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