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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.

The EU and India Launch High Level Talks on Trade and Investment

The European Union (EU) and India held their first high-level dialogue (HLD) on February 5. The HLD arose out of the agenda set out during the 15th EU-India Leaders’ summit held in July 2020, which meets annually. While the HLD’s principal aim is...
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EU-Russia relations and Europe’s global profile

Relations between great powers have worsened in recent years, prompting High Representative Josep Borrell to assert that the European Union must learn to “use the language of power”. When it comes to the EU’s relations with Russia in particular, the need for...
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The ECB’s Mandate: Wider Perspectives on European Union Monetary Policies

In January 2020, Christine Lagarde announced that the ECB would be conducting a year-long review process of its monetary policy and remit. Much has happened since its last review in 2004, and GPI has responded to Lagarde’s ambitious agenda. The...
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EU-Russia relations and the crisis in Belarus: toward a more “geopolitical” Europe?

Although “business as usual” has not resumed between Brussels and Moscow since the conflict over Ukraine erupted into war in 2014, some have suggested that EU-Russia relations have gradually settled into a new normal. While EU unity continues to be...
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Global Policy Institute Comment on the 2020 report to the European Parliament on ‘Options for the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy Review’

This report [1] by Yvan Lengwiler and Athanasios Orphanides was commissioned by the ECON committee of the European Parliament as part of the 20-year review of the European Central Bank (ECB). Our initial comments are based principally on the Executive...
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GPI Response to the European Central Bank Review

In January 2020 Christine Lagarde announced that the ECB would be conducting a year long review process of its monetary policy and remit. Much has happened since its last review in 2004, and GPI has responded to Lagarde’s ambitious agenda....
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Associate Director of the GPI Contributes to New Routledge Volume

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new Routledge volume Changing Perceptions of the EU at Times of Brexit, to which Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, Associate Director of the GPI and Head of its Europe Programme, contributed...
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How the West Lost?

After the long stand-off against communism, victory seemed as total as it was sudden. But the west has since fractured and is now losing prestige and influence—does the reversal expose a moral defeat? As the US prepares to plunge into...
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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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