CEPS invites you to take a deeper look in the institutional reforms undertaken by the United Nations, Ahead of its 72nd General Assembly.
At a time where fake news are rising and the priority is given to sensationalism, ways of financing and good business models are crucial issues for journalists and media companies.
Whether a political, commercial, or legal debate, the Nord Stream 2 project raises many concerns and remains one of the hottest topics in Brussels’ European quarter today.
On 22 June, the European Parliament organised a conference hosted by Algirdas Saudargas, to emphasize the importance of Ukraine as a partner of the Energy Union. With some of the largest gas storage facilities in the world and the most extensive pipeline networks, Ukraine represents the main transit route for the EU. The panel, comprised of national and EU officials, elaborated on how to maintain and further this partnership.
Although they are former enemies, the Visegrad countries have never seemed as close as they are today. The question that remains is what impact such an alliance could have on the European Union.
To improve the consistency of the EU external actions, the Lisbon Treaty changed the former EU rules and procedures, while affecting some of its key policies. The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU is one of them.
Ukraine focused its foreign activities on the EU and NATO integration, and international support regarding Russia’s aggression in 2016. Consequently, other international relations were left aside.
On 17 May 2017, the European Institute for Asian Studies organised an event “Media in the Age of Post-Truth Politics”. With the Brexit referendum and the US Presidential elections, 2016 was marked by the rise of fake news in politics. Populist politicians appealing to emotions, fake-news websites flaring-up non-stop, and social media users spreading news disregarding its content contributed largely to this. During the panel discussion journalists and media experts addressed two important questions: how this phenomenon affects the media sector and how media companies can counter it?
A few days ahead of the NATO summit on 25 May 2017, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised an event on the future of the Alliance, which took place on 17 May 2017. This summit will mark the inauguration of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels. Furthermore, it will be the first summit for newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump.
On 27 April 2017, the think tank Carnegie Europe organised a conference focusing on Ukrainian reforms. Experiencing a “slow struggle” for reforms due to the resistance of oligarchs, as well as the uninterrupted conflict in the East, will Ukraine be able to fix the political, social and economic challenge it is facing?