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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 05.04.2021 – 11.04.2021 EN

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 05.04.2021 – 11.04.2021 Although there is evidence suggesting major movements of Russian armed units toward Ukraine’s borders and into Crimea, Russia seems unlikely to risk an attempt to seize more Ukrainian territory for the time being. Instead, as suggested by certain analysts, Moscow’s desired endgame may …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 29.03.2021 – 04.04.2021 EN

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 29.03.2021 – 04.04.2021 Faced with vaccine shortage due to production issues, more E.U. countries are turning to the Russian vaccine (Sputnik V), thus raising concerns about how Russia could use its vaccine leverage to further undermine the E.U. solidarity regarding a common policy on Russia.  China …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 22.03.2021 – 28.03.2021 en

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 22.03.2021 – 28.03.2021 The Council of the European Union adopted a decision establishing the European Peace Facility (EPF), an off-budget fund worth approximately €5 billion for the period 2021-2027. Its ultimate aim is to enhance the E.U.’s ability to prevent conflict, preserve peace and strengthen international …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 15.03.2021 – 21.03.2021 EN

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 15.03.2021 – 21.03.2021 Besides the civil emergency and public health crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic causes, its geo-economic and geopolitical implications will accelerate the rebalancing of power away from the Euro-Atlantic community. This could threaten the ability of NATO and the E.U. Member States to shape …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 08.03.2021 – 14.03.2021 eng

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 08.03.2021 – 14.03.2021 The U.S. President’s climate envoy, John Kerry, visited the College of Commissioners’ meeting in Brussels on March 9 to discuss how the E.U. and the U.S. can use innovation, technology, and the power of their economies to reduce global emissions. The commitment of …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 22.02.2021 – 28.02.2021 eng

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 22.02.2021 – 28.02.2021 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the need to strengthen the transatlantic cooperation in his doorstep statement ahead of the European Council meeting. He welcomed the new U.S. administration’s intention to work together with Europe and rebuild alliances. He referred to the ΄΄NATO 2030΄΄ …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 15.02.2021 – 21.02.2021 eng

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 15.02.2021 – 21.02.2021 According to the E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission (HR/VP) Josep Borrell, there are two horizontal priorities for the E.U. Foreign Policy in 2021. They regard the development of strategic autonomy for the EU and strengthening multilateralism. It …

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E-International Conference on “Social exclusion, vulnerable groups and the new EU Social Rights Pillar” on 5 and 6 March 2021

The Jean Monnet Project “Enhancing the Debate about Intercultural Dialogue, EU Values and Diversity- EU VaDis”, at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia, and the Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL) are co-organizing an e-Conference on “Social exclusion, vulnerable groups and the new EU Social Rights Pillar“, …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 08.02.2021 – 14.02.2021 eng

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 08.02.2021 – 14.02.2021 The E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission (HR/VP) Josep Borrell visited Russia to investigate recent developments related to Alexei Navalny and discuss the negative trends in the E.U.- Russian relations and the existing violations of human rights in …

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Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 15.02.2021 – 21.02.2021 eng

Weekly News Review – European Union Security Watch spot 01.02.2021 – 07.02.2021 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron held talks on advancing joint defense projects and sovereignty. In addition, they discussed promoting several slow-moving mutual defense projects, while President Macron expressed his willingness to increase European autonomy. At the same time, …

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