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Cyberattacks are already occurring on a daily basis – in some cases even recognised as state-sponsored. Such aggressions are likely to be used with greater intensity and accuracy in the future – moving ever closer to the sphere of cyber wars. In this rapidly evolving context, the Union and its Member States need to anticipate and plan for extreme scenarios. Scaling up Europe’s cyber capabilities and furthering EU-wide cooperation is a major priority.

Where African and European Ambitions Meet

EPSC Strategic Notes | Issue 23

A strong, stable and prosperous Africa is not only vital for Africans, it is essential for Europe. Cooperation between the two continents is hardly new and a lot of progress has been made, but Africa and Europe can and must go much further together.

 

 

60 years of shared progress

The 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome is a welcome opportunity to reflect on the future of the European Union – mostly by looking forward, but also by evaluating past decades.

At a time when some of the fundamental principles that have so far underpinned democratic states and advanced economies seem under threat, it is all the more important to remind ourselves of the original goals of European integration.

Policy Outlook, Scenarios and Possible Implications for the EU

EPSC Brief

The Trump Presidency

Policy Outlook, Scenarios
and Possible Implications for the EU

EPSC Brief | The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the most powerful nation in the world – and Europe’s closest ally to date – could act as a game changer in transatlantic relations and accelerate the transformation of the post-Cold War order. Will the ‘checks and balances’ of the American democratic system constrain the power of the Executive Office and mitigate attempts to upend current policy fundamentals? How should the EU and its Member States respond to early decisions of the Trump administration and make the most of a volatile situation?

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15 May 2017

In Focus: China’s Expansion in the EU

The Greenfield Investment Monitor is a new occasional publication by the EPSC that aims to provide updates on the state of play of greenfield investment in the EU. Accessible to experts and novices alike, this first edition offers an overview of greenfield investment flows into Europe and takes a closer look at where and how much China really is investing in the EU.

Issue 24
8 May 2017

Cyberattacks are already occurring on a daily basis – in some cases even recognised as state-sponsored. Such aggressions are likely to be used with greater intensity and accuracy in the future – moving ever closer to the sphere of cyber wars. In this rapidly evolving context, the Union and its Member States need to anticipate and plan for extreme scenarios. Scaling up Europe’s cyber capabilities and furthering EU-wide cooperation is a major priority.

Issue 23
2 May 2017

A strong, stable and prosperous Africa is not only vital for Africans, it is essential for Europe. Cooperation between the two continents is hardly new and a lot of progress has been made, but Africa and Europe can and must go much further together.

Too much of the African continent is still plagued by a lack of decent basic infrastructures, slow growth, extreme poverty, pandemics, droughts, civil wars, terrorism and poor governance.

But Africa also has abundant resources – its most precious being its young, rapidly-growing population. Hand in hand with Africa’s youth, African and EU leaders must develop transformative joint solutions to make the most of their partnership and adapt it to today’s realities.

Berlaymont
28 March 2017

The European Political Strategy Centre gathered a select group of leading international experts to provide input to the ongoing public consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’.

1 March 2017

The 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome is a welcome opportunity to reflect on the future of the European Union – mostly by looking forward, but also by evaluating past decades. At a time when some of the fundamental principles that have so far underpinned democratic states and advanced economies seem under threat, it is all the more important to remind ourselves of the original goals of European integration.

The European story is one of peace, democracy, solidarity and freedom, but also of prosperity, equality, well-being and sustainability. At this critical juncture in history, it is worthwhile remembering the principles that unite us as Europeans, and the shared successes we have enjoyed together. Certainly, there have been setbacks, and future challenges can sometimes appear overwhelming. This is why a period of dialogue, reflection and deliberation is needed. Taking stock of Europe’s performance over time can perhaps be a useful start.

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