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Great Insights, Volume 5, Issue 1 (February 2016)

February 2016

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Growing pains? The long teenage years of European strategy
Talking Points, Damien Helly, 8 January 2016
As part of our Challenges series, Damien Helly asks if 2016 could be the year we witness the beginning of a renaissance in European strategic global action. From the pain of teenage years, Europe might just be reaching its formative ones.. or committing political suicide.

COP21: A historic, but still fragile milestone for climate change
Talking Points, Alisa Herrero Cangas, Hanne Knaepen, 18 December 2015
The Paris climate deal is a clear step in the right direction, and gives hope on the ability of the world leaders to organise collective action to address global threats. For the first time in history, all nations, including the largest emitters, have come to a universal and (partially) legally binding agreement on climate change, with the ambition to keep global warming below the 2°C target.

What you shouldn’t have missed in 2015 – A chance to catch up
Talking Points, Nina Thijssen, 18 December 2015
The year 2015 was a big year for international development and ACP-EU and Africa-EU relations. What were the key highlights of the year? And what did we have to say about them? Let us know your thoughts!

A pragmatic review of the European Neighbourhood Policy that leaves some key dilemmas untackled
Talking Points, Greta Galeazzi, 17 December 2015
After a year-long review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the results were presented by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, and the Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood, Johannes Hahn, to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) on November 18th.