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The Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Four Recommendations to Achieve Progress

The Berlin process is intended to promote cooperation between the Western Balkan countries and advance the entire region. In our Working Paper, Branimir Jovanovic and Mario Holzner argue that despite some achievements, the process had not been that successful overall. The authors give four recommendations for improvements to the process. Picture: Bundesregierung/Carstensen


Vor einem wolkenverhangenen Himmel ragt eine Flagge der EU empor.
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Europe’s Emergency – Now!


Außenminister Maas spricht vor einer Menschenmenge.
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German Forum on Security Policy: #europeunited – Even Amidst Turbulence

Cyber attacks, Brexit and doubts about the transatlantic partnership: Europe is faced with a myriad of security policy challenges. The German Forum on Security Policy 2018 was an occasion for high-ranking representatives from politics, government agencies and society to discuss the prospects of closer cooperation within the EU. At the beginning of the forum, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas demanded: “We finally have to make Europe fit for foreign policy!”

Commercial Project or Strategic Disorientation? The Controversial Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline


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On the Way to a Common Strategic Culture: How far along is the development of a European Security and Defence Union, and what does that mean for the Bundeswehr?


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Strategic Autonomy for Europe: Can Berlin and Paris Agree?

For a Europeanisation of Arms Export Controls: More power for Brussels will lead to a stronger Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU



The South Caucasus in the Context of the EU-Russia-Crisis


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A European Intelligence Service? Potentials and Limits of Intelligence Cooperation at EU Level



Strengthening EU Defence: Much Ado About Nothing?


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