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In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

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In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

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ELIAMEP: The global financial crisis is the first major challenge for the euro as a multi-national currency. Although early indications suggest that the eurozone countries are weathering the storm, this has not stopped prominent economists such as Martin Feldstein (Harvard University) from cautioning that ‘the current financial crisis may provide a severe test of the […]

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Freedom of expression is a very problematic issue in contemporary Turkey. The country may be in accession negotiations with the European Union, yet the lack of freedom of expression -caused by specific laws of the Turkish penal code that undermine it- poses a very big obstacle, and is regularly criticised by the annual European Commission’s […]

Posted by Oikonomakis Leonidas

The overall average turnout across the EU27 was 43% in last June’s European Parliament elections.
The European Parliament commissioned a post-election survey* and results indicate that the under 40 year old Europeans scored the lowest average participation rates (29% for the 18-24 year old group and 36% for the 25-39 year olds). The results are just as discouraging in […]

Posted by Ruby Gropas

ELIAMEP: One of the most remarkable elements of the EU regime is the well-known “Community method”. This policy-making method combines elements of supranational policy-making and intergovernmental policy-making, with the latter to dominate the legislative process. Through the incremental process, the European Parliament acquires progressively more legislative power (this will be the case if the Lisbon […]

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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

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