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Is a nuclear-weapon-free Middle East possible?

05-07-2013

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) is seen as a useful instrument to implement multilateral agreements prohib­iting acquisition, stocking, and testing of nuclear weapons. As for the Middle East, talks have been in the air for decades. However, due to hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, frozen diplomatic relations, Israeli and Iranian nuclear ambitions and the unstable political situation in the region talks have not yet materialised. Hopes were dampened when the Helsinki conference, scheduled ...

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) is seen as a useful instrument to implement multilateral agreements prohib­iting acquisition, stocking, and testing of nuclear weapons. As for the Middle East, talks have been in the air for decades. However, due to hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, frozen diplomatic relations, Israeli and Iranian nuclear ambitions and the unstable political situation in the region talks have not yet materialised. Hopes were dampened when the Helsinki conference, scheduled for late 2012, was postponed. But recently there have been signals that the process could be revived.

Brazil's Belo Monte Dam project: Financial impact, indigenous peoples' rights & the environment

20-06-2013

Brazil is constructing the third largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. The Belo Monte Dam is being built in the state of Pará, Brazil. Its first commercial generation is expected to come on stream in 2015. Opponents criticise the investment because of its environmental impact, lack of consultation of indigenous people and the resettlement of at least 5 100 families.

Brazil is constructing the third largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. The Belo Monte Dam is being built in the state of Pará, Brazil. Its first commercial generation is expected to come on stream in 2015. Opponents criticise the investment because of its environmental impact, lack of consultation of indigenous people and the resettlement of at least 5 100 families.

Belo Monte Dam project: an outline

12-06-2013

The Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam under construction in the state of Pará, Brazil. Upon completion, with a generating capacity of 11 233 Megawatts, it will be the third largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. The project faces widespread criticism on economic, environmental and social reasons. Commercial generation is expected to begin in 2015, with the whole plant scheduled to run at full capacity in 2019.

The Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam under construction in the state of Pará, Brazil. Upon completion, with a generating capacity of 11 233 Megawatts, it will be the third largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. The project faces widespread criticism on economic, environmental and social reasons. Commercial generation is expected to begin in 2015, with the whole plant scheduled to run at full capacity in 2019.

Iceland slows down enlargement talks

11-04-2013

Negotiations with Iceland, which started in 2010, are advancing well, with talks launched on six new chapters in December 2012. Of 33 chapters for negotiations, 27 have been opened, of which 11 have already been provisionally closed. The parties in Iceland's coalition recently announced they would not prioritise negotiations in the run-up to the April 2013 general election.

Negotiations with Iceland, which started in 2010, are advancing well, with talks launched on six new chapters in December 2012. Of 33 chapters for negotiations, 27 have been opened, of which 11 have already been provisionally closed. The parties in Iceland's coalition recently announced they would not prioritise negotiations in the run-up to the April 2013 general election.

EU-Serbia: normalisation with Kosovo needed

11-04-2013

Serbia obtained the status of "candidate country" in March 2012. The Commission's 2012 progress report noted some positive results, but highlighted limited progress over relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Serbia also needs to step up efforts to align its legislation.

Serbia obtained the status of "candidate country" in March 2012. The Commission's 2012 progress report noted some positive results, but highlighted limited progress over relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Serbia also needs to step up efforts to align its legislation.

NATO in the aftermath of the financial crisis

03-04-2013

Since the onset of the financial crisis, in 2008, NATO members have cut their defence budgets by billions of euros. Investment in equipment, and research and development has also been reduced. NATO allies face the choice of pooling and sharing certain capabilities at an international level or losing the capacity to act globally.

Since the onset of the financial crisis, in 2008, NATO members have cut their defence budgets by billions of euros. Investment in equipment, and research and development has also been reduced. NATO allies face the choice of pooling and sharing certain capabilities at an international level or losing the capacity to act globally.

Gas disputes in the eastern Mediterranean

28-01-2013

Discoveries of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean have brought both opportunities and challenges to the entire region. Although political uncertainty has clouded the whole picture, energy is emerging as the dominant issue for the future of the region.

Discoveries of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean have brought both opportunities and challenges to the entire region. Although political uncertainty has clouded the whole picture, energy is emerging as the dominant issue for the future of the region.

EU-Caribbean relations

21-11-2012

The European Union sees the nations of the Caribbean as important political partners, with cooperation opportunities notably in trade and development. Regular and wide-ranging dialogue takes place between the EU and CARIFORUM, its counterpart in the region.

The European Union sees the nations of the Caribbean as important political partners, with cooperation opportunities notably in trade and development. Regular and wide-ranging dialogue takes place between the EU and CARIFORUM, its counterpart in the region.

Improving EU-Asia trade relations

07-11-2012

The EU's Global Europe Communication from 2006 was a first step in a new trade policy envisaging ambitious and far-reaching bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with priority partners having significant market potential. Asia will soon become the largest economic region in the world. A ""new generation"" free trade agreement has already been concluded with South Korea. Agreements with India, Singapore and Malaysia could be signed before the end of 2012, while negotiations and talks with several ...

The EU's Global Europe Communication from 2006 was a first step in a new trade policy envisaging ambitious and far-reaching bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with priority partners having significant market potential. Asia will soon become the largest economic region in the world. A ""new generation"" free trade agreement has already been concluded with South Korea. Agreements with India, Singapore and Malaysia could be signed before the end of 2012, while negotiations and talks with several other Asian states continue.

EU trade negotiations with Japan

17-10-2012

A "scoping exercise" by the European Commission and Japanese government on a possible free trade agreement was concluded on 31 May 2012. The Commission subsequently recommended to the Council that it authorise the opening of negotiations.

A "scoping exercise" by the European Commission and Japanese government on a possible free trade agreement was concluded on 31 May 2012. The Commission subsequently recommended to the Council that it authorise the opening of negotiations.

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