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Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate Director and of Head of GPI Europe, gave a keynote speech at the Irish Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin on Wednesday, 30th October, entitled ‘A Future EU-China Partnership: France’s Perspective’. The recording of the event is available on the IIEA website and on YOUTUBE.    ...
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For many years, it has been a standard trope of liberal writing on hostilities between nations and ethnicities that these are not rooted either in inherited conflicts or real contemporary clashes of interest but are rather “constructed” by wicked political elites to serve their own political and economic ends. This is an argument that has...
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Winston Churchill has often been voted the most important/influential Briton ever. I was surprised to read claims that Churchill was a Eurosceptic, so I read through all his four great “European” speeches from 1946 to 1949. They were carefully prepared as a historic record of his views, delivered at grand events amidst great ceremony and...
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Since Prime Minister Modi took office in May 2014, India has embarked on a number of measures to encourage the development of the country’s economy and the streamlining of its indigenous defence capabilities. Probably the most prominent reform has been the raising of a foreign direct investment cap from 26% to 49% since August 2014,...
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The current economic meltdown should give new momentum to the fading dream of a social Europe. Growing demand for state protection and the need to co-ordinate national responses to the crisis should bring grist to the mill of the proponents of a genuine social Europe, if the EU and EMU are to survive the current...
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This GPI research report provides a highly valuable up-to-date insight in the official French views regarding the defence priorities of the country and of the European Union. Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron outlines and analyses French proposals for the future of ESDP, based on the June 2008 French Defence White Paper, on the French EU presidency agenda...
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