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The turmoil that has followed the ongoing global financial meltdown of 2008 onwards has cast a spotlight on the fundamental challenge at the heart of the European Union. As private sector catastrophe has spilled over into public crisis, the failure of national economies among EU member-states has crystallised the fault lines for debate: integrate or wither away. As decision-making in Berlin becomes as significant as that taking place in Brussels, the project of European integration risks stalling in the face of a crisis it is ill-equipped to solve. In the search to define a more coherent and efficient role for itself in the changing global strategic environment, the EU’s capacity to move forward on the back of effective reform is of pivotal interest in international affairs.

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Head of GPI Europe Programme

Dr Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron is Associate Director & Head of GPI Europe Programme at the Global Policy Institute. She has extensive experience in international relations and issues relating to European politics, culture and identity, and the relationship between Europe and the Asian emerging giants (China and India). She initiated several research projects jointly with Chatham House in the United Kingdom and the Robert Schuman Foundation in France in 2006. 

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Discovering Society in a Global Age

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Improving EU-India Understanding on Russia

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The Coronavirus and its impact on our global economic infrastructure

The coronavirus outbreak has proven to be a global phenomenom.  From its centre point in the city of Wuhan, China,...

Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative: State of Play and Contemporary Perceptions

The focus of this article is to explore ongoing developments in European perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),...

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