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Around Europe 360 December 2014 – January 2015

In this issue of Around Europe, Sevasti Christoforou examines the issues of identifying, recording and addressing hate crime across the European Union, and the variance between EU Member States. George Thurley discusses how citizens and local governments can act as pioneers on climate and environment issues, bypassing necessary compromises at the national and European levels. Andrew …

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Report: Military Responses to Energy Security Problems

EU Member States have taken part in military missions with energy security components for many years, though NATO, in support of US-led actions and independently. EU militaries contributed to US interventions Operation Earnest Will at the tail-end of the Iran-Iraq war and the 1991 and 2003 Gulf Wars. Britain, the EU’s largest military power, has …

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Briefing paper: the European Union and peacebuilding

Briefing Paper 1 This paper is a basic introduction to the role of the EU in Peacebuilding, specifically in the prevention of violent conflicts (which is often referred to as conflict prevention). The EU can be viewed as a peace project helping Western Europe to develop peacefully and prosperously. The EU states that “European Countries …

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Briefing paper: the militarisation of the European Union

Background – the Context of the Convention on the Future of Europe The Convention on the Future of Europe was launched by Heads of State at the Nice Summit in December 2000 to prepare for changes in the Treaties in 2004. The idea is to bring together in on transparent, simplified and accessible document the …

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