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GPI Europe Publications

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.

THE RETURN OF GREAT POWER RIVALRY: EU FOREIGN POLICY AT A CROSSROADS

Despite examples of continued cooperation and resilience in the international order, there remains a growing consensus that we are witnessing the return of great power rivalry. This renewed period of contestation has produced two paradoxes that go well beyond the...
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Open Letter to Christine Lagarde, Incoming President of the ECB

Open Letter to Christine Lagarde (President-Elect ECB), Ursula von der Leyen (President-Elect EU Commission), Roberto Gualtieri (Chair of EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee), Christoph Schmidt (Chair of the German Council of Economic Experts).   Dear President-Elect Madame Lagarde, You...
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Relations between the EU and Russia: More Questions than Answers

At a lively conference on relations between the EU and Russia in London on 17th September a number of speakers took as their starting-point the fact that the new Commission was reviewing the state of these relations. It was uncertain what...
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The unlikely partnership between Vietnam and the EU

In moves that signify their strong desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation, the European Union and Vietnam have reached milestone agreements in recent months. On 30 June 2019, they signed a free trade agreement (FTA) and an investment protection agreement (IPA)....
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Prospects for EU-India Cooperation in Central Asia

Both the EU and India are viewed very favorably in Central Asia. As the region is now stabilizing, integrating and slowly opening to the outside world, it provides tremendous opportunities for the EU and India to increase their engagement further,...
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Head of GPI Europe Programme participates in Austrian Military Academy event

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron was invited by the Austrian Military Academy to take part in an invitation-only seminar on “India: regional actor or global player?”, which took place on the 17th June. For more information about the seminar see...
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The Challenge of Plebiscitary Leadership to Representative Democracy

In this paper (given at a GPI seminar “The Challenge of Populism to Representative and Federal Democracy”, 18 July 2019) I make three main arguments. On Populism I tend to the analysis put forward by Isaiah Berlin, among others, which...
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Immigration and Unemployment in Europe: Does the core-periphery dualism matter?

In this paper, we assess the relation between immigration and unemployment for a sample of 15 EU countries between 1997 and 2016. We estimate separate effects for Northern and Southern Countries based on the differences between the two groups in...
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Max Weber and federal democracy

This paper draws attention to Max Weber’s commitment to federal democracy in a series of newspaper articles in 1917, which he wrote in the face of Germany’s military dictatorship.  He argued for the division of executive, administrative and political functions...
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Dr Karine de Vergeron takes part in 2nd EU-India TTTI Workshop with Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva

Dr Karine Lisbonne took part to the 2nd meeting in Brussels of the EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative funded by the EU Public Diplomacy and Outreach Partnership on 2nd of April with our consortium partner, Professor Gulshan Sachdeva, JNU, India.
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GPI Head of Europe, Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, on BBC World Update

Dr Karine Lisbonne, Associate Director and Head of Europe Programme at the GPI was interviewed by BBC World Update live on Friday, 22nd March, on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The full interview will soon be available via the following...
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Russia’s pivot to the east: Where does it leave the EU?

As relations between the EU and Russia remain frosty, Moscow has pivoted towards Beijing in search of deeper strategic cooperation. How can Europe re-engage with a Russia increasingly focused on (Eur)asia? This week marks the five-year anniversary of the Maidan...
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PARLIAMENTARY CONTROL OF BREXIT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE

A frequent criticism of the Prime Minister is that she prematurely triggered the Article 50 negotiations in March 2017 and did so without a realistic plan for their conduct. If she had waited longer and planned better, her critics contend,...
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Win some, lose some: Iran, the EU and Trump’s three-way game

Just days before the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrates its 40th anniversary on February 11, Europe has offered it a gift. Ever since last May, when Washington pulled out of the nuclear deal signed under then-President Barack Obama and reimposed sanctions on Iran, Europe has promised to soften...
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The deep roots of the trust crisis

Sigmund Freud, the public affairs industry, and the internet may all have played a part, write Isabelle Stanley and Rod Dowler. We all depend in our social, business, financial, and political affairs, on a shared currency of trust. But we...
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