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Richard Lewis
15 Apr 2017
Alexander Mattelaer
14 Apr 2017
Leo Van Hove
6 Apr 2017
Leo Van Hove
5 Apr 2017

The Wales Summit and the Future of NATO

2014 represents a strategic crossroads for NATO. To encourage debate in the policy and academic communities, the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Royal United Services Institute and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division organised a workshop on 30 June in Brussels. In discussing present challenges and paving a way forward for NATO, the workshop saw high-level participants come together for a stimulating and in-depth strategic debate. The event showcased a special feature that was published with the RUSI Journal in advance of the Alliance's Summit in Wales, 4-5 September 2014, with contributions from IES Researchers Alexander Mattelaer and Luis Simón.

EU Performance in the International Climate Negotiations in 2013: Scope for Improvement

The European Union (EU) has long been an important player and even a leader in the international cooperation on climate change. In 2013, preparations for a new global climate agreement in 2015 moved centre stage in the international negotiations. This policy brief assesses the EU’s performance in 2013 culminating in the Warsaw conference in November 2013. We find that the EU was actively engaged in the negotiations and pursued partially ambitious/progressive policy objectives, which it was partly successful in realising.

European Value Added Tax in the Digital Era

Winner of the 2015 Maurice Lauré Prize awarded by the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


EU post 2020 climate and energy governance

19 Nov 2015 09:30
19 Nov 2015 17:00
Event Type: 

“Streamlining for Performance”

The Institute for European Studies cordially invites you to a one day workshop which will take place on Thursday 19th November, aimed at informing this debate. The goal is to bring researchers, stakeholders and policy makers together, to present and discuss the latest research insights and ideas on post 2020 EU climate and energy policies.

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