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Trade Agreement with Side-Effects? European Union and United States to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Stormy-Annika Mildner, Claudia Schmucker SWP Comments 2013/C 18, June 2013, 7 Pages At the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 17, the European Union and the United States kicked off the negotiations for a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers. While the expected economic benefits for… Read article ›

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Charting a New Course on North Korea’s Nuclear Programme? The Options and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier SWP Comments 2013/C 19, June 2013, 7 Pages Should North Korea be recognised as a de facto nuclear power? Even after three nuclear tests the international discussion continues to tiptoe around this crucial question for the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The aftermath of the spring 2013 escalation only makes the problem… Read article ›

  • Security Europe

Political and Military Cooperation or NATO-Russian Roulette: Proactive Management of a Difficult Relationship

Conference Report by Karl-Heinz Kamp and Heidi Reisinger Are we heading towards a new Cold War with Russia? NATO seems to be increasingly short of a positive agenda with its difficult strategic partner. In addition, bilateral relations between the various Euro-Atlantic capitals and Moscow seem to have become increasingly cool. The Research Division of the… Read article ›

  • Future Europe

The EU’s Transparency Initiative for Mining Industries— Right Direction, Insufficient Means

by Lidia Puka|| PISM Bulletin no 66 (519) 18 June 2013 By obliging EU-registered companies that explore, develop or extract oil, gas, coal and other minerals to disclose payments made to governments, the European Union seeks to create a new tool of control and accountability. With amendments to its existing Transparency and Accounting Directives, the… Read article ›

  • Global Europe

Russia as an international actor: The view from Europe and the US

by Sean P. Roberts PDF Download Download all FIIA publications at www.fiia.fi. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.fiia.fi/en/join/. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/upifiia/. The hard-line approach taken by the Russian authorities following the December 2011 parliamentary election has led to growing consternation within the international community, while the return of Vladimir Putin to the post of… Read article ›

  • Smarter Europe

EU Policies on Online Entrepreneurship: Conversations with U.S. Venture Capitalists

ECIPE Occasional Paper No. 02/2013 This paper examines the role of policy for creating an attractive atmosphere for venture capital investments in online start-ups and entrepreneurship. It is based on in-depth interviews with venture capitalists in the United States. The main takeaway points are: The policy atmosphere is important for Internet start-ups and online entrepreneurs.… Read article ›

  • Greener Europe

Modifying the 2°C Target: Climate Policy Objectives in the Contested Terrain of Scientific Policy Advice, Political Preferences, and Rising Emissions

Oliver Geden SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 05, June 2013, 30 Pages In the 20 years since the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted, progress in global climate policy has been modest. Annual greenhouse gas emissions have increased by over one-third since 1992. Acute conflicts of interest remain a persistent obstacle. One of the… Read article ›

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The German energy transition: Status, challenges and the Finnish perspective

by Patrick Matschoss PDF Download PDF Download   Download all FIIA publications at www.fiia.fi. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.fiia.fi/en/join/. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/upifiia/. The German term Energiewende (energy transition) refers to a fundamental transition to a decarbonized energy system mainly based on variable renewable energy (wind, solar), with the emphasis on increased energy efficiency… Read article ›