China’s New Silk Road – Interview with Prof. Karl Aiginger

WeBuildEurope spoke to Prof. Karl Aiginger about the implications of OBOR for the European Union. Aiginger sees opportunity for the EU and potential for the two partners to shape a welfare-increasing globalisation process. Even if differing standards will have to be bridged, acknowledging the goals and requirements of both sides, the Chinese perspective could enrich EU policy. China is an important and necessary partner and if the EU aims for influence in shaping the initiative it should seek more cooperation, both with China and with its Eastern neighbourhood.

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Open ENP II – We Are Looking for Your Research Questions!

Your contributions to a better and more inclusive European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP):

WebuildEurope.eu is part of a research coalition led by the University of Graz and the Center for Social and Economic Research – CASE applying to a Horizon 2020 call, Open Science in Action for European-Neighbourhood Policy. We want all actors to be able to propose research questions they believe could bring about creative, relevant ideas in order to make the ENP a better and more inclusive policy.
We are looking for your contributions: comment on suggested research questions and submit your own. Your ideas will support the definition of sound research questions to be investigated throughout the project. Make your voice heard and help finding solutions to a critical European issue!

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What Does Trump Really Think About the EU? – The PanEuropean’s interview with political scientist Nicole Bacharan

With Trump in the White House, how have US-European relations changed? Our partner The PanEuropean spoke to Nicole Bacharan, a historian and political scientist specialising in American politics and Franco-American relations, about how Trump views Europe, how the EU can take advantage of his Presidency, Brexit, and what – if anything – Europe can learn from the US.
A very interesting read on the current state of EU-US relations, on the possibility of a ‘post-Western’ society, and on the future of the EU.
For more, visit: ThePanEuropean.eu

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International conference: Geopolitics of the South Caucasus

On April 28 from 15:30 to 20:00, WeBuildEurope.eu and Caucasus Initiative invite you to their first joint international conference at Sorbonne in Paris. Distinguished speakers including Dr. Nico POPESCU (EUISS), Dr. Sarah PAGUNG (DGAP Germany), Sophie CLAMADIEU (Caucasus Initiative), Sophie DEYON (Caucasus Initiative), Tatevik BIJOYAN (HSE Russia). Participation to the conference and the following reception is free!

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