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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. 

Latest Publications

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),...

Re-setting the Liberal Centre

Liberalism has been an unprecedented success story in the western world over the last five centuries, and liberal democracy over...

Workshop for Phase 3 of the EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative

Professor Gulshan Sachdeva (JNU university) and Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate director of the GPI, participated in the workshop for...

GPI Head of Europe gives keynote speech at IIEA

Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate Director and of Head of GPI Europe, gave a keynote speech at the Irish Institute...

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