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Putting the ‘N’ back into NATO: A High North policy framework for the Atlantic Alliance?

Research Paper 94, by Brooke SMITH-WINDSOR Since the end of the Cold War, with the exception of its air policing mission in Iceland, NATO largely has been kept out of the defense and security equation in the High North. With five member states possessing northern circumpolar geography, and a host of others increasingly engaged in… Read article ›

  • Future Europe

Time to De-link Visas and Migration: What can we Learn from the EU’s Success in the Past?

Written for PASOS by Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz of the Institute of Public Affairs in Poland, Time to De-link Visas and Migration takes a critical look at the factors that have slowed down efforts at visa liberalization and calls on civil society, national governments and the EU to reconsider the roles they have played in the process.… Read article ›

  • Greener Europe

Attempts to Reform the EU Emissions Trading System

by Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk || PISM Bulletin no. 75 (528) The European Parliament has approved the European Commission’s proposal to backload allowances in the EU’s Emission Trading System. The protracted debate is still unfinished, though, as the issue now passes to the Council. No matter how controversial backloading is, it will have only a short-term, one-off… Read article ›

  • Future Europe

The UK Criminal Law Opt-out: A Challenging Opportunity for Poland

by Roderick Parkes and Marta Stormowska || PISM Bulletin no 76 (529) The UK’s decision to exercise its block opt-out from EU laws on criminal matters poses a challenge for Polish–British relations, since it entails an agenda for the reform of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). Poland, which issues the highest number of warrants, has… Read article ›

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Is Moldova Tired of Being the Success Story of the Eastern Partnership?

by Anita Sobjak || PISM Policy Paper no.20 (68) Despite months of internal political wrangling, Moldova seems to be making steady progress in its Association Agreement with the EU. But the domestic political crisis has revealed many truths about both Moldova’s European policy and the EU’s transformative power. As such, the road to the EU remains… Read article ›

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Presidential Election in Mali: Conclusions for the EU

by Kacper Rękawek || PISM Bulletin no. 72 (525) In July and August 2013, Mali will hold presidential and parliamentary elections, and despite numerous administrative, logistical and political issues, the Malian authorities are determined that these will be organised in line with the pre-arranged schedule. The European Union, without pushing for the elections to be… Read article ›

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Ripping into TTIP? Debates Surrounding the Upcoming EU–U.S. Negotiations

by Maya Rostowska || PISM Policy Paper no. 19 (67) The outcome of negotiations for a transatlantic trade deal depends largely on the stance of politicians and stakeholders in the EU and the U.S. An overview of the debate on either side of the Atlantic reveals both sides’ respective interests and suggests which areas will… Read article ›

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Turkey at a Tipping Point: Why the EU should Use Gezi to Rebalance Ankara’s Foreign Policy?

by Pinar Elman || PISM Policy Paper no. 17 (65) July 2013 Protests that began over the re-development of Gezi Park in Istanbul and spread throughout the country mark a turning point not just in Turkey’s domestic policy but in its foreign policy, too. The protestors demand a pluralistic democracy, rule of law, secularism, decentralisation… Read article ›

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France and Poland: Four Grades of Cooperation on EU Neigbourhood Policy

by Elżbieta Kaca, Karolina Zubel || PISM Bulletin no.73 (526) The general thawing of relations between France and Poland may herald better bilateral cooperation regarding the thorny issue of European neighbourhood policy (ENP). Four grades of cooperation are there for the taking. Beyond the question of how best to combine the eastern and southern dimensions,… Read article ›