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How to Strengthen the EU as a Global Partner

Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow at ELIAMEP, held a speech on the consequences of enlargement for EU foreign policy at a conference in Stockholm on 29 April 2009 dealing with the question of How to Strengthen the EU as a Global Partner. A couple of months before the start of the Swedish EU Presidency on July 1, 2009 a group of EU experts discussed (1) the effects of the global economic crisis, (2) the future relationship between the EU and its major partners, and (3) debated about the effects of the latest enlargement round in 2004/07 on EU foreign policy.

The list of speakers included: Franz-Lothar Altmann, Bucharest University; Maria Åsenius, Prime Minister’s Office of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm; Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens; Henrik Enderlein, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Heinrich Kreft, German Bundestag, Berlin; Pierre Lévy, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the French Republic, Paris; Barbara Lippert, SWP-German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin; John O’Rourke, European Commission, Brussels; Pawel Swieboda, demosEUROPA – Centre for European Reform, Warsaw; Axel Wernhoff, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm; Jakob von Weizsäcker, BRUEGEL Institute, Brussels; Andrei V. Zagorski, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University).

The conference was organized by the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.


Programme: How to Strengthen the EU as a Global Partner, 29 April 2009, Stockholm

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