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The three post-war scenarios regarding EU-US relations

by Franck Biancheri 17/04/2003 In May 1997, in Washington, at the ’Bridging the Atlantic : People to People’ conference, organized by State Department, EU Commission and Dutch Foreign Affairs, we (a bunch of European and American citizens coming from NGOs and academia) invented TIESWEB in order to increase the relations between ...

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Upon whom will the ashes of Baghdad fall down?

  by Franck Biancheri 14/04/2003   In one way or another, this is the question asked to the entire world today. Strangely, the various answers provided to this question do not seem to depend on people’s appreciation of the military campaign along the two usual criteria: . the probability of ...

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Assessing the impact of Eurorings (a decentralized system)

  Executive summary – Seminar Eurorings (Frankurt, February 24, 2003) 07/03/2003   The aim of the third Eurorings seminar which took place in Frankfurt in cooperation with the Municipality, was to examine the impact a decentralised political and administrative EU system could have on the European public service. Thanks to ...

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Transatlantic perspectives on Iraq

by Tim Erickson 07/02/2003 This war has become a highly emotional issue for all of us. Judging it in a sensible light has become more difficult than ever. Your discussion forum does provide a way to listen to various opinions and put them in perspective” – writes a participant from ...

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Franco-German cooperation is reborn from the ashes?

by Harald Greib 25/01/2003 We always talked about it and often: this cooperation between two countries that had overcome their so-called hereditary antagonisms after three wars in less than a century, a cooperation that had made it possible to begin the path towards a peaceful, prosperous and united Europe. France ...

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Defining the new geographical map of the European institutions

Executive summary Seminar Eurorings 2 (The Hague, November 22, 2002) 22/11/2002 A new geography for the European institutions by 2020 The Court of Justice in The Hague, the Central Bank in Frankfurt, the Commission in Paris! The Parliament and the Council in Brussels or in London? The second Eurorings seminar ...

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ERASMUS… and then what?

by Franck Biancheri 12/11/2002   Recently, the European Commission has been celebrating its 1 million ERASMUS students. Romano Prodi has personally reverberated the event in an article underlining the programme’s success and launching some orientations for the future. Being among those who made it possible for the ERASMUS programme to ...

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Are leadership and democracy compatible at the trans-national level?

by Marie-Hélène Caillol 24/10/2002 We are struck by the number of actors involved in international relations and by the general spirit that drives them, strongly inspired by the “secret service” culture: entrepreneurs, oil tycoons, arms dealers, drug dealers, diplomats, politicians, journalists, diverse and varied interest groups… it is to whom ...

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Nouvelle traduction: Enabling the Muslim World

by Ralf Teschner 16/10/2002 Let’s assume for a minute that in 20 years from now the Middle East conflict will be resolved and Saddam Hussein will be gone. Israel and Palestine will have found a mutually acceptable agreement of peaceful coexistence and the Iraqi president will have been toppled by ...

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How to avoid having the Copenhagen Summit go down in history as a missed opportunity: the successful enlargement of the European Union !

by Franck Biancheri 10/10/2002   I. Some methodological and operational advises to succeed in Copenhagen The following recommendations, in the line of the ’three scenarios for Enlargement’ published by Europe 2020 in November 2001 and of the “Europe 2020 vision” project, launched in June 2002, are based on the intention ...

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One month after the Johannesburg Summit

by V. P. 04/10/2002 In 1992, the “Earth Summit” in Rio, the first of its kind, defined concepts, established some principles and launched three Conventions: climate change, biodiversity and desertification. At the time, the end of history and the planet’s end, the United Nations had achieved a great success without ...

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Newropeans Democracy Marathon

  October 2002 – July 2003 03/10/2002   Bringing democracy to new frontiers in size and diversity A series of 100 debate-conferences on the future of Europe Organised by Newropeans and Europe 2020 Thanks to the support of Hippocrène Foundation, ACCOR Group and Bernard Rossmann Held in 100 towns from ...

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Globalization and transatlantic relations – related destinies

by Marie-Laure Djelic 19/06/2002 From the “best of all worlds”…. A few years ago, the world was simple, probably too simple. Western capitalism was triumphant and exploring new frontiers. Following the collapse of communism, there were territories to conquer. There was also a technological revolution underway that stimulated growth. Firms ...

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EU-StudentVote

  May 9 – 23, 2002 03/05/2002   The first Trans-European online election First European Student Council elected and democratic 82,000 European students elect their representatives by Internet An event organized by Europe 2020 and Newropeans   Thanks to the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, the Robert Schuman Foundation, Andersen, ...

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How to keep the European spirit alive after enlargement ?

by Fred Lafeber 17/04/2002 Introduction ‘Enlargement presents an historic opportunity and an unprecedented political and economic challenge for the ever-evolving institutions of the European Union’. This statement by Gunter Verheugen ‘EU commissioner for enlargement’ is not yet shared by all people in Europe. Only 1 out of 5 EU-citizens believes ...

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Eurorings 1 – Launch seminar

  Paris (Hôtel de Ville), April 15, 2002 15/04/2002   “Towards a new EU institutional geography for a Europe closer to its citizens” Organised in partnership with the City of Paris Seminar’s executive summary Concept The European institutional system is the result of a double requirement strongly consistent with the ...

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Eurorings – Re-inventing the EU’s institutional geography

Executive summary Seminar Eurorings 1 (Paris, April 15, 2002) 15/04/2002 INTRODUCTION Right after the Euro-Launch, just before the enlargement to the Central and Eastern European Countries, and at the time when all the actors of the European construction are engaged in a debate on the in-depth reorganization of EU institutions, ...

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Seminar / Turkey 2020

Istanbul (Galatasaray), April 7, 2002 07/04/2002     Organised in cooperation with the SBKYK, Club of Political Sciences of the University of Galatasaray

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Seminar EU-CEEC 2020 – Session 4

Istanbul, April 6, 2002 06/04/2002 Political anticipation training seminar Organised in collaboration with the Club Prometheus-Istanbul and centre of documentation and research (ADAM) of the university BACHCESEHIR with the Political Science and Public Administration Club of the University Galatasaray and with the support of the European Commission Concept Dans le ...

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