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ENC Analysis-Devolution in Moldova: Gagauzia and Transnistria in Focus

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The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Devolution in Moldova: Gagauzia and Transnistria in Focus

The ENC Analysis is authored by Larisa Patlis, ENC Academic Council Member, and Professor at Free International University of Moldova (ULIM), who focuses on the processes of decentralization and unresolved political conflict in Moldova with the separatist region of Transnistria which opens up new challenges for devolution.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC Analysis-Russian Cyberwarfare Capabilities: Assessing the Threat for Ukraine’s Critical Infrastructure

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ENC Analysis-Russian Cyberwarfare Capabilities: Assessing the Threat for Ukraine’s Critical Infrastructure

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Russian Cyberwarfare Capabilities: Assessing the Threat for Ukraine’s Critical Infrastructure

This ENC Analysis is authored by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Robert Kothe, ENC Research Assistant and identifies cyber threats coming from Russia targeting Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and explains how malicious software infiltrate and affect vital sectors including energy distribution, transport, banking, financial market, and drinking water supply.  The final objective of the study is to provide recommendations with the aim to enhance the EU’s critical infrastructure cyber resilience, as well as Ukraine’s through cooperation including lessons learnt from each other.

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The full analysis is available here

Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole, by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye and Ilhan Kyuchyuk

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 Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole

In their present article, ENC’s Managing Director Samuel Doveri Vesterbye and ALDE Vice President and Member of the European Parliament, Ilhan Kyuchyuk discuss the increased complexity of the migration issue. Based on the results of comprehensive research on European citizens, they reached a conclusion which offers  three considerations for Europeans; an improved and shared European border control, a more coherent foreign and security policy, and a fair distribution of refugees among countries. Their opinion piece (op-ed) on the subject was published online on EurActiv.

Read the full article here: https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/migration-can-only-be-tackled-by-the-eu-as-a-whole/

ENC Analysis: “Ensuring Security in Ukraine and Eastern Europe: New Formats for EU/NATO Cooperation with Ukraine”

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ENC Analysis: “Ensuring Security in Ukraine and Eastern Europe: New Formats for EU/NATO Cooperation with Ukraine”

This ENC Analysis is authored by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, Mykhailo Gonchar, Andreas Marazis and Vitalii Martyniuk. The European Neighbourhood Council and the Centre for Global Studies ”Strategy XXI”, with support of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine, organised the two-day conference on the 30-31 May 2018 in Kyiv. Based on the results of the conference, this report examines the EU-NATO cooperation in relation to Ukraine with the aim of further embedding the country’s security.

Preparing for a New Blueprint in EU-Turkey Relations?

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Preparing for a New Blueprint in EU-Turkey Relations?

Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC’s Managing Director, wrote an article on deteriorating EU-Turkey relations.

Turkey’s EU accession has lost its significance over the past decade. Today, distorted incentive mechanisms govern relations between Ankara and Brussels, often altering rational policymaking. It is in the interest of both sides that existing structures remain in place until better ones replace or complement them. In the meantime, change is necessary to correct outdated structures that  encourage rivalry, and turn bilateral and multilateral relations with Turkey into uncalculated time bombs. Although migration and counter-terrorism play an important role, a new blueprint for a sustainable partnership necessitate a wider scope, including business support, trust, and respect for each sides’ priorities. A reformed Customs Union, energy cooperation, and coordination on geo-regional foreign policy areas like Iraq may prove useful.

The full article from the Turkish Policy Quarterly is available in PDF Format here.

Furthermore, the abridged version of the article is available here.

Release of ENC Analysis – “Turkey’s Quest for Visa-Free Access to Europe”

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Release of ENC Analysis – “Turkey’s Quest for Visa-Free Access to Europe”

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) is glad to release the second analysis of the new feature “ENC Analysis“. The latter  displays research  by our Academic Council Members and External Advisors on relevant topics regarding the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area and wider Europe.

This ENC Analysis features the opinion of Deniz Servantie on EU-Turkey relations and the roadmap to Visa Liberalization. The analysis looks back at the steps taken by the EU and Turkey from 2013 onwards and reflects on what is still to be achieved.

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The full analysis is available in PDF format below.

pdf Turkey’s quest for Visa-Free Access to Europe

 

Release of ENC Analysis – Analysis of Political Parties’ Policies & Public Sector Opinions in Armenia

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Release of ENC Analysis – Analysis of Political Parties’ Policies & Public Sector Opinions in Armenia

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) is glad to introduce a new feature entitled “ENC Analysis“. The latter will display analyses by our Academic Council Members and External Advisors on relevant topics regarding the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area and wider Europe.

The first ENC Analysis features the study by  Stepan Grigoryan, Tatev Matinyan and Hasmik Grigoryan which measures the Armenian public’s opinions on the European Union, NATO, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The final objective of the study is to promote informed public debate within the country on Western values and institutions.

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The full analysis is available in PDF format below.

pdf Analysis of Political Parties’ Policies and Public Sector Opinions in Armenia regarding the EU, NATO, CSTO, and the EEU

 

Release of ENC Report – A Modernized EU-Turkey Customs Union – Expert Interviews and Analysis

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Release of ENC Report – A Modernized EU-Turkey Customs Union – Expert Interviews and Analysis

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The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) published its ENC Report entitled A Modernized EU-Turkey Customs Union – Expert Interviews and Analysis with in-depth interviews from relevant government policy makers inside the EU and Turkey, including also academics and private sector opinion-shapers on the topic of Customs Union reform.

A Modernized EU-Turkey Customs Union – Expert Interviews and Analysis contains 9 structured interviews with business, government and academic experts from the following institutions: Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), The Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÃœSIAD), Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEÄ°K), European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, European Development Foundation (IKV), Ifo Center for International Economics, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the Turkish Ministry of Economy, as well as academic and economic experts.

Expert views and analysis

On the 25th of January 2017, ENC held a preliminary Roundtable Policy Discussion in the European Parliament with the relevant stakeholders from business associations, industry sectors, think tanks and government. The objective was to discuss EU-Turkey economic relations, while preparing for the ENC Report on Customs Union reform.

The current Report highlights the need for reform and indicates a list of recommendations for policy adjustments which will both help boost growth and employment in Europe and Turkey, while providing an increasingly important foreign policy anchor for the EU and Turkey.

The full report can be downloaded free of charge on this page.

pdf A Modernized EU-Turkey Customs Union