A way out of the Brexit morass?
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Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front?
06 Mar 2015 – 10:38
All Quiet on the Eastern Front?

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Artis Pabriks MEP analyses the impact of tensions between Russia and the EU  in the wake of the …

FINLAND’S ROLE IN MULTINATIONAL DEFENCE CO-OPERATION
19 Oct 2012 – 15:52
FINLAND’S ROLE IN MULTINATIONAL DEFENCE CO-OPERATION

By State Secretary Marcus Rantala, Ministry of Defence, Finland
In our inter-dependent world, most challenges we face do not respect any borders and their impact can extend to all sectors in society. In this kind of …

Maritime Piracy – Destroying Dignity, Affecting Communities and Hindering Growth.
19 Oct 2012 – 15:47
Maritime Piracy – Destroying Dignity, Affecting Communities and Hindering Growth.

By Rob Lomas, Secretary General, Intercargo
Piracy – a scourge to all
Maritime Piracy is now entering a transitional period.
Although the number of seafarers and ships seized has declined, the incidence of attacks remains high and increasingly …

The EU needs the UN More than Ever
19 Oct 2012 – 15:37
The EU needs the UN More than Ever

By Richard Gowan, Associate Director at New York University’s Center on International Co-operation
Europeans are usually supportive of the United Nations and its role in international crisis management, despite memories of the disasters in the Balkans …

ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS: THE MARITIME DIMENSION
19 Oct 2012 – 15:34

By Peter Chalk, Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation
In April 2012, the Lebanese navy intercepted three containers of weapons destined for Syrian rebel forces that were being smuggled on board a ship that had …

EVOLVING ROLE OF THE EU IN SECURITY AND DEFENCE-RELATED MATTERS
19 Oct 2012 – 15:12

By Minister Csaba Hende, Hungarian Minister of Defence
We often take it for granted that Europe is supposed to have a common security and defence policy. We should not forget, however, that this rather unique endeavour …

Somali Piracy: Going out of Fashion?
19 Oct 2012 – 14:58

By Mary Harper, Africa Editor at the BBC World Service
On 21 August this year, the House of Lords EU Committee for External Affairs stated that if the EU’s anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia …

Europe from its Borders
19 Oct 2012 – 14:49

By Martín Guillermo Ramírez, AEBR Secretary General
The Regional Policy of the European Union has made possible the development of many long-lasting and sustainable processes to exploit the potential of the local and regional levels of …

Border Technology — All Change
19 Oct 2012 – 14:09

By Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, Frontex
Technology is perhaps the greatest driver of change in the modern age. It affects every area of life, and border control is no exception.
Border management is divided into border …

The Evolving Impact of Somali Piracy
18 Oct 2012 – 16:50

By Anna Bowden, Associate Director, Business Initiatives
One Earth Future Foundation
In the first half of this year, we have seen a significant drop in the hijacking of ships by Somali pirates. According to the International Maritime …