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EU and strategic partners

Geopolitical influences on the future of Renminbi

By John Ryan (23-03-2017)

In Security Policy Briefs

The Chinese government has made great strides in its ambition to turn the Renminbi into a global reserve currency. The importance of Europe to China’s economy is unquestionable, so Brexit is an unwelcomed event. China’s resolve to reduce its US Dollar exposure has intensified following read more…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Global geo-economic competition: what implications for the EU?


This invitation-only event will take place on 28 March 2017.  For more information, please contact b.ujvari@egmontinstitute.be

(Photo credit: Kirill Vinokurov, Wikimedia Commons)

An appeal to the moderate Trump

By Sven Biscop (17-02-2017)

In Commentaries

Without the EU, there can be no NATO. Can we please sell this message to the US? read more…

A strategy for Europe’s neighbourhood: keep resilient and carry on?

By Sven Biscop (17-01-2017)

In Other publications

While external and regional powers are engaged in fierce geopolitical competition in Europe’s neighbourhood, the EU itself wants to focus on building up the resilience of its neighbours. Not only is it far from clear who is to be made resilient against what where there is no more or less read more…

Europe and China’s New Silk Roads

By Alice Ekman, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Mikko Huotari (23-12-2016)

In Other publications

The purpose of this report is to provide a comparative perspective of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative (OBOR), as seen from the various European Union (EU) member states. It covers the role of OBOR in the relations read more…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Thinking EU-Central Africa relations beyond the Great Lakes

Conference from 09:00 – 16:30

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The changing global governance landscape: China’s multipronged approach and the EU’s response

By Balazs Ujvari (30-09-2016)

In Other publications

Disenchanted with the scale and slow pace of reforms in global governance, China has been active in utilising its increased economic  and – by extension – political weight to shape global governance. This article argues that China read more…

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Exploring opportunities for enhanced EU-AU cooperation on Transitional Justice

Expert Roundtable from 09:00-18:10

Both the European Union and the African Union have expressed a strong commitment to the promotion of transitional justice and the mechanisms associated with it. On 16 November 2015, the Council of the European Union adopted its Policy Framework on Support to Transitional Justice, while read more…

The Hangzhou G20 summit – what is at stake?

By Balazs Ujvari (29-08-2016)

In Commentaries

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, read more…

A new agenda?

By Balazs Ujvari (21-06-2016)

In Other publications

As EU heads of state and government are soon to debate the new European Union Global Strategy, Balazs Ujvari of the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations assesses the long-term prospects of the EU’s multilateral agenda. read more…