2012 has been a very busy and productive year for the European Student Think Tank. A new board has taken over duties, and the editorial office launched the Essays/Papers/Theses Publication section on the website. The amount of articles has increased, and in order to broaden its appeal and readership, EST has strung up cooperation agreements [...]
No other country aspired membership to the European Union for such a long time as Turkey. It’s been twenty-five years since EU-Turkey negotiations began. During this time, the EU was able to exert much positive influence on the country. The social, economic and political system of Turkey has fundamentally evolved and now resembles the European model more closely than ever. Also the EU would, economically and politically, benefit enormously from Turkey’s accession. However, many issues remain. The New Federalist’s Florian Grünwald and Sarah Dejaegher take a look at EU-Turkey relations.
The Future of Europe group, composed of 11 EU foreign ministers, released a paper with groundbreaking integrationist proposals and a very realistic approach: when History is calling upon you, don’t wait for the others. Artus Galiay from the New Federalist takes a look at the proposals for a better future of Europe.
The UK has traditionally been viewed as one of the least EU enthusiastic member states. Repeatedly rumour have surfaced in the past that the UK might leave the community. Emile Hoquee from The New Federalist takes a look at how likely such a scenario is today.
EST’s topic of the month focuses on Asia. Also Atlantic Community members do so in their memo no 36: They aruge that the European Union must make a greater effort to strengthen its political and diplomatic ties with Asian nations and regional organizations. What do you think about Atlantic Community’s Memo 36? Tell us your opinion.
In Memo 35 Atlantic Community argues that European countries should work more with NATO and reduce ambitions for the EU Common Security and Defense Policy. What is your opinion? Get into discussion and reply with your own blog!
Atlantic Memos showcase the best ideas and arguments from debates in our cooperation Think Tank Atlantic Community. Memo 44 deals with the imrpovement of Europe’s defense.
Atlantic Memos showcase the best ideas and arguments from debates in our cooperation Think Tank Atlantic Community. Memo 33 calls for stronger ties with Asia. Atlantic Community members call upon NATO to strengthen its existing partnerships and develop new collaborative ties in Asia to remain effective in an increasingly multi-polar world.