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Visegrad Four in Brexit negotiations

The Visegrad countries are facing two challenging negotiations: how to secure the best deal in future relations with the United Kingdom and how to influence the institutional response of the European Union to Brexit. In this blog post Jan Jakub Chromiec argues that the Visegrad Four converge on some issues of EU-UK negotiations, but divisions within the group will prevent it from exerting influence on the future shape of EU institutions. mehr more

What future for the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine?

In April, the Dutch voted against the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. What led to the vote? How did the EU react? And what are the broader implications for the EU and Ukraine? This blog post by Viktor Savinok reviews the developments and arguments underlying the Dutch ‘no’ vote, analyses the European Council Decision in light of alternative response options and assesses broader implications for the EU. mehr more

EU external action and Brexit: relaunch and reconnect

Brexit will have important implications for the role of the EU and the UK in international affairs. What could Brexit mean specifically for EU external action? And how will it affect the UK’s power and international influence? The paper by Nicole Koenig analyses the implications for diplomacy, development and crisis management and suggests ways towards into a win-win situation. mehr more

European responses to islamist terrorism

The first session of the Think Tanks Tandem initiative was held at the abbey of the Vaux-de-Cernay close to Paris on 8-9 July 2016. It was attended by some forty representatives of German and French think tanks as well as by German, French and European authorities. The round table was devoted to the struggle against Islamist terrorism. Yves Bertoncini summarizes the debate. mehr more

France and Germany in the refugee crisis

The migration theme is going to play an important role on the European agenda in the next few years and indeed over the coming decades. Germany and France must take the lead and push the EU to think beyond the current crisis. The aim should be to move from reactive crisis management to a more preventive and forward-looking approach based on a set of common European rules and tools. mehr more