EUROPEAN VALUES NETWORK 2010
Held under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament
Mr. Jerzy Buzek
The EVN programme 2010 "TOWARDS A SAFER EUROPE" will deal with eight threats that endanger Europe’s freedom, prosperity and global relevance in different ways. Additional attention will be paid to broader region of Central Europe and the role of the Czech Republic in the EU.
Briefing Note: Is the EU a Declining Market-Power?
Author: Maximo Miccinilli, EVN Energy Coordinator & Consultant in Brussels
Despite the vast research on the EU as an international political actor, little has been said about the importance of the single market as a political source of external power. The overall image that emerges from the literature about the EU external influence is quite limited: normative, moral and environmental power. This paper challenges all these notions and launches instead the idea of the EU as a “market-centred power”. The analysis is focused on the contribution and implications of the Single Market on several EU’s external policies such as the European Neighborhood Policy, external trade and Association Agreements talks, among others. The conclusion warns on the risks that a declining Single Market could have for the political dimension of the EU external policy...
Read the full text: http://www.cejiss.org/online/miccinilli/
Policy Papers: Towards Safer Europe
This year’s recommendations focused on the major challenges and threats the EU and its Member States are facing in the globalised world of today. The papers were written by young scholars and professionals from fi fteen countries of the European Union and are addressed to practitioners in politics, media, business and academia, who are open to look at current challenges from the wider European perspective. The ultimate purpose of this publication is to make a contribution to the European public debate about Europe’s future, its society, politics and economics.
Conference: "Towards Safer Europe"
Leaders of four czech political parties discussed possible security threats Europe may face in the years to come. The debate featured Petr Nečas /ODS/, Karel Schwarzenberg /TOP 09/, Jana Hybášková /KDU-ČSL/ and Ondřej Liška /SZ/.