The Bridge Magazine

Issue 17

a2/2010

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It’s the interests, stupid!It’s the interests, stupid!Crisis management and political rhetoric in Greece To manage a socio-economic crisis in a politically sound manner, you need to come to terms with three sets of issues. First, you need to know, however vaguely, what brought it about. Second,...
Practicing Foreign Policy in times of Economic CrisisPracticing Foreign Policy in times of Economic CrisisMany see something of a contradiction in the phrase “foreign policy in times of economic hardship”.The first thing that comes to mind is that the one thing – economic hardship – precludes the other: the practice of foreign...
A step in the right direction: Frontex, Greece & the fight against irregular migrationA step in the right direction: Frontex, Greece & the fight against irregular migration''In the European Union's [EU] latest effort to deal a blow to irregular migration across its southern borders, Frontex (established in 2005 as the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member...
Renewable energy policy: Green P.I.G.S.Renewable energy policy: Green P.I.G.S.In these times of economic imbalance and financial insecurity the energy matter becomes more and more important in particular for the weak economies of the planet. Especially for the “countries of crisis” (Portugal Italy Greece Spain) the energy sector...
Issue 17
balkan express -NEWS-balkan express -NEWS-EU-Western Balkans High Level Meeting in Serajevo The EU-Western Balkans High Level Meeting, organized on the 2nd of June, in Sarajevo by the Spanish Presidency, marks the 10th anniversary of the Zagreb Summit of 25 November 2000, where EU launched...
 
Roadmap to EU - EU-Albania relationsRoadmap to EU - EU-Albania relationsAlbania formally applied for EU membership in April 2009, but if its accession bid is to move forward it must tackle a number of issues: particularly political stability, economic reform and corruption.Milestones 1992: EU and Albania sign Trade and Cooperation...
Reactions to the ICJ ruling on Kosovo: The domestic & regional dimensionReactions to the ICJ ruling on Kosovo: The domestic & regional dimensionThe curtain rose on the latest act of Balkan diplomacy: the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Kosovo’s proclamation of independence in 2008 was announced at 15:00 CET on Thursday, July 22....
 
Israel-Palestine talks to open on 2 SeptemberIsrael-Palestine talks to open on 2 SeptemberWorld powers facing a fateful deadline in the Middle East peace process will invite Israelis and Palestinians to open direct talks on 2 September in Washington. Envoys from the so-called Quartet of Powers - the United States, the European...
Upcoming EventsUpcoming EventsThe State of Europe: Tough questions for the EU On October 14 Friends of Europe will host its seventh annual State of Europe high-level brainstorming roundtable for Friends of Europe’s Trustees, business leaders, top policymakers and opinion-formers at the Palais...

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