ELIAMEP: One of the main objectives of the Czech Presidency is to promote implementation of the conclusions of G20 Economic Summit in Washington and those of the December European Council. However, Mr. Topolánek has warned of the risks of “excessive regulation and protectionism“. What kind of concrete measures to deal with financial crisis are likely […]

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What follows are miscellaneous ideas. They reflect personal convictions based on dedicated and engaged observation of the events in Israel/Palestine since almost two decades. They do not reflect necessarily arguments that are sustained by facts and data but rather express opinions that may be subject to future revision and re-consideration. The objective of this contribution […]

Posted by Asem Khalil

In a lecture organized by ELIAMEP and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, on February 12th, 2009, in the European Parliament Offices in Athens, the Political Director of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Volker Stanzel outlined some of the current security challenges facing Europe and proposed a new approach […]

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The meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos are known for their ambition to act as catalysts in long-lasting international disputes. Davos’ idyllic Alpine landscape and the informal character of the meetings are meant to help leaders reach conciliation and conflict resolution. This was the apparent intention of the organisers when they organised a […]

Posted by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

The debates surrounding the bill organizing the social and political inclusion of the children of migrants born and educated in Greece sounds all too familiar to a French observer. Indeed, they seem to repeat an attempt at reformulating the politics of citizenship that was made in France at the turn of the 1980’s and the […]

Posted by Eléonore Lépinard

Schools and education systems in 21st century Europe are facing a threefold challenge. First, member states have responded rather differently to calls for a European educational dimension. Some, including Germany, have explicitly revised their curricula to address European issues whereas others have either continued to emphasise national values and identities, such as Greece, or have […]

Posted by Daniel Faas

We are well into the 3rd day of the 2008 Halki International Seminars, which are organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) since 1990. After two years interruption the seminar is once again taking place on the small and picturesque island of Halki, (close to Rhodes) in the Aegean Sea. This […]

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In its Green Book on Energy Policy of March 2006 the EU Commission emphasized that the world has entered a new energy age where Europe is challenged to develop a comprehensive common energy policy with strengthened diversification of forms of energy, countries of origin and transit routes. The June 2006 EU summit added […]

Posted by Franz-Lothar Altmann