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The race for the 2014 EP Elections begins: the Convention of the EUROPEAN FEDERALIST PARTY

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THE BEGINNING OF THE 2014 ELECTION CAMPAIGN. At a time when talking about European federalism is no more a taboo, the European Federalist Party is organising its European Convention which will take place  in Rome at the Hotel Dei Congressi on November 3-4.   The theme chosen for the convention is “Towards a stronger Europe”. […]

EU and China’s institutional diplomacy in the field of climate change.

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This Occasional Paper aims at giving another perspective on the relevance of climate change for the EU’s foreign policy. Considering its linkages with various policy areas such as energy security, economic growth, foreign policy and even political stability, climate change is a major “game-changer” in international relations, and constitute a significant opportunity to reshape the international order according to the new global equilibria. As such, the set up of the climate change regime constitutes for the EU both an opportunity and a threat, in as much as it may either accelerate Europe’s decline as a foreign policy centre or, on the contrary, trigger a new start for its diplomatic ambitions.

The “Post-Copenhagen Era” and Cancun: an opportunity for the EU and China.

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Today there is no agreement on what should replace the Kyoto Protocol (KP) expiring in 2012. What is certain, however, is that the framing of the new climate regime may create new scenarios involving new fora and strengthening certain international players while weaking others.

Energy, environment and climate change: domestic or global challenges?

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China is facing increasing international pressure to tackle environmental-related challenges…but are these mainly local or global challenges in the eyes of China’s leadership?
This brief article underlines what Europe and the rest of the international community should consider when dealing with China and Climate Change.

Climate summit yields no progress on CO2 targets

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World News, source: Euractiv.com Despite hopes that China would unveil targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and break the deadlock in global climate talks, President Hu Jintao told a United Nations summit that Beijing will put a “notable” brake on the country’s soaring carbon emissions. A follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol is supposed to […]

No more dollars, Tehran set to use Euros as main foreign exchange currency

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European News, source: asianews.it Announced in the past, the decision to switch is now official, following a decree signed by President Ahmadinejad. It will be particularly important for oil sales. With four million barrels a day, Iran is the world’s fourth largest “black gold” producer. Tehran (AsiaNews) – Iran, the fourth largest oil producer in […]

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