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European Council on Foreign Relations: the only pan-European think-tank. Combining establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency.
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ECFR 7h
By learning from experience, can enjoy the positive aspects of . And both could both benefit from direct consultations w each other, using the forums for coop they created under their recent
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ECFR 11h
Water has increasingly begun to act as a catalyst for instability in the region. It does so in several ways, including: 1 Domestic social unrest 2 Environmental stress 3 Transboundary conflict 4 Transboundary migration
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ECFR 12h
Outbreak of violence complicates -led diplomacy - delayed peace talks. 's recent shuttle diplomacy may have led to breakthrough, while some still say new will start before 2019.
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ECFR 14h
While public support for swapping territory only has the support of around 40% of , seems confident that a referendum "wouldn't fail as the one in did.”
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ECFR 15h
: while naturalizes approximately 1,000 people every year, naturalized 112,211 in 2017
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ECFR 16h
seems less concerned about public opposition to the proposal in the than about lack of support from . As said at Oct meeting of : “the Balkans are a chessboard of great powers”. -
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ECFR 17h
Analysing data from our brand new (found here: ), Marko Lovec explores 's position within the , noting that the country has allowed a fruitless border dispute with to shape its EU policy:
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ECFR 18h
Thanks for visiting and for fascinating discussions, ! For more on - , read the latest from here:
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ECFR 19h
MENA countries need to change approach to water mgmt in order to ensure supply & consumption of water is sustainable. If not, denying populations access to sufficient quantities of clean water & exacerbating inequalities in societies is risked
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ECFR 19h
's lessons for : 1. boosting it helps offset challenges of ageing & shrinking pop 2. it may have improved Europe’s competitiveness & econ growth 3. gains only sustainable in collaboration with civil society by Irina Angelescu
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ECFR 20h
According to some diplomats, calls for a ceasefire from Sec Mattis & Sec Pompeo precipitated the recent surge in fighting.
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ECFR 22h
Until recently, preferred highly skilled and to mitigate . Despite this, is listed as the least attractive of 11 nations as a destination for highly skilled workers. - Irina Angelescu
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ECFR 22h
While has gained little domestic support for land swap, has nurtured ’ expectations that he will fulfil his promises. 's takeaways from her latest trip to the region:
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ECFR 24h
It is unsurprising that, as a small country outside established alliances, lacks significant influence. Yet Slovenians’ reaction to the study revealed something about the shared experience of relatively new member states - Marko Lovec
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ECFR Nov 15
A recent study warned that governments in the region are struggling to address the nature of their countries as water-scarce, or achieve the security needed for sustainable water usage. The latest from &
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ECFR MENA Nov 14
NEW paper by Tareq Baconi on the destabilising potential of scarcity: - examines how failure to implement effective policies exacerbates the risk of - includes case studies that reveal current trends
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ECFR Nov 15
Home to 600k, is site of an incipient humanitarian crisis. orgs & diplomats who see the city as ’s lifeline fear a major battle there would disrupt the flow of aid to the entire country. -
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ECFR Nov 15
The publication of our earlier this month created a minor frenzy in , notes Marko Lovec in his piece on Slovenia's position in the using data from our new
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ECFR Nov 15
has: - approx 25% of pop over 65 - one of fastest ageing rates - birth rates below replacement levels - longest life expectancy globally - baby-boom gen reaching retirement age In short, has some lessons to share w
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ECFR Nov 15
So far, have been spotted in 3 countries: Sudan, CAR, Burundi. Dictators there seem to favour approach of providing protection & training in return for rights to resources and/or infrastructure contracts.
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