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Social aims are accorded a prominent, if not always equal, weight in the EU agenda. Accordingly, the spectre of ‘social Europe’ haunts any debate on the state and the prospects of European integration. Seeking to shed some light on the future of the social dimension of the EU, we have recently produced a short paper… » read more

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Disappointment in the Turkish media is revealed in the last few weeks concerning Turkey’s decision to withdraw its possible veto against Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen becoming NATO’s new secretary general. Erdogan explained the Turkish media that veto was withdrawn since President Obama promised to be the “guarantor” of the Turkish concerns who said […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

A topical question that has arisen during the last months is whether and how irregular migration stocks and flows are affected by the current economic crisis. The current economic and financial crisis is probably yet to reach its highest peak, however a stagnation of economic activity and rising unemployment have been felt by several countries… » read more

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Reflections on the cinematographic work of George Drivas
By Alexandros Yannis, Associate Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, USA.
Globalisation, our planet being increasingly interactive and borderless, is both a liberating and a tyrannical experience. It is a spectacular story of the human ability to gain freedom and to loose it at the […]

Posted by Alexandros Yannis

Commenting on the Gaza War taking place in January 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan declared that Israel was committing “a crime against humanity”. It was an unexpected reaction considering Turkey’s close strategic friendship with Israel as well as the Turkish mediation efforts between Israel and Syria. Erdogan’s comment did not only upset Israel but also […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

ELIAMEP, in light of China emerging as a global geopolitical and economic power, organized a bilateral open meeting with the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) on “China-EU Relations”.
Read the interview with Professor Ye Jiang, Director of European Studies of the SIIS.
ELIAMEP: China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue is an important platform aimed at promoting […]

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Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), is undoubtedly the dominant political force in contemporary Turkey’s political scene. It has been so since 2002 when it first came to power and keeps strengthening its position steadily ever since. It is indicative to mention that in 2002 it managed to attract a 34.43% […]

Posted by Leonidas Oikonomakis

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband was right in his recent LSE speech: there is nothing inevitable about globalization. The current crisis puts its continuation into doubt, as protectionist calls grow louder and the policy response by major international players remains somewhat confused. It is important to recognize that the current juncture is crucial, and that […]

Posted by Dimitris Tsarouhas

* Someone who chooses to receive the benefits of a “public good” or a positive “externality” without contributing to paying the costs of producing those benefits.
The world is facing the most severe financial and economic crisis in the post-war decades. International organisations, like the OECD and IMF, in their latest projections, anticipate that the contraction […]

Posted by Stylianos Petsas

There is no doubt left: it is the worst crisis of global capitalism, at least since the 1930s. The International Monetary Fund forecasts the harshest global recession of the last sixty years. The “masters of the universe”, Wall Street’s golden boys and their indolent regulatory authorities, could have hardly made a worse mess.
Captive to the […]

Posted by George Pagoulatos