THE THINKING OF FUTURE
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Author: Kamal Adigozalov

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 2)

2017-07-28 13:48:36

The problems faced by the European Union in the past few years encouraged the emergence of several scenarios for the bloc`s future. Experts give different forecasts, with many of them being pessimistic. Leaders of the 27 states who gathered in Rome to celebrate the European Union`s 60th anniversary signed the Rome Declaration. The document features a number of interesting points relating to the future of the organization. A deeper look at the declaration reveals that the EU is, in fact, on the verge of new transformations. But the main point here is that there is considerable uncertainty about the essence of these changes. The reason is that the European Union is now facing serious problems.

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 1)

2017-07-27 11:54:04

The problems faced by the European Union in the past few years encouraged the emergence of several scenarios for the bloc`s future. Experts give different forecasts, with many of them being pessimistic. Leaders of the 27 states who gathered in Rome to celebrate the European Union`s 60th anniversary signed the Rome Declaration. The document features a number of interesting points relating to the future of the organization. A deeper look at the declaration reveals that the EU is, in fact, on the verge of new transformations. But the main point here is that there is considerable uncertainty about the essence of these changes. The reason is that the European Union is now facing serious problems.

Turkey's New European Strategy: Three-pronged Reforms

2014-11-03 13:19:10

Turkey's European Union membership has been a debated subject for many years. Much contradiction has emerged since then. EU protracts the issue under different pretexts. Organization's 2014 report on Turkey drew experts' attention. Official Ankara described it as ''balanced and objective''. That being said, there are serious disagreements between the parties. So, what is Turkey's EU strategy all about? Is there a chance for this country to become a member of the organization in the foreseeable future? These are undoubtedly relevant questions. In the meantime, Ankara's EU membership strategy could bring clarity to certain issues.

Ukraine's choice: where the associate membership takes the country?

2014-10-08 11:25:55

The identical document was approved at the same time in Brussels and Kiev. Ukraine became an associate member of the European Union. The economic part of the agreement is scheduled for implementation in 2016. At first glance, the Ukrainians reached their long-standing aspirations, whereas experts' views and analysis demonstrate that the situation is far from being clear. Ukraine's domestic political scene has experienced a number of controversies. There is also negative attitude to P.Poroshenko's activities. In addition, not all EU countries meet Ukraine's associate membership with delight. They ask to consider Moscow more seriously. The dynamics of development of Kiev's relationship with the West and Russia are unclear.

European Union in Crisis: Purpose of Reshuffle in the crisis

2014-09-23 11:39:34

International media is widely discussing reshuffle in the EU's top leadership. This issue is viewed mainly from the point of view of organization's future. According to the experts, this step was impelled by the overall crisis that the EU has found itself in. Therefore, it is not about new appointments. Brussels is in the search of solutions. However, so many problems have accumulated that is not clear how to deal with them. Some experts even argue that reshuffle was unsuccessful. Uncertainty is evident in the "Old Continent". That being said, the EU is an institution with substantial financial resources and with significant influence over global politics and economy. Therefore, predictions regarding the fate of the organization are quite fascinating.

Azerbaijan-EU: towards new models of strategic cooperation (Article II)

2014-06-04 10:00:07

President Ilham Aliyev noted that there is no accurate understanding of the "associative membership''. More specifically, the associative membership is not in line with the equal partnership principle. On the other hand, Ilham Aliyev openly stated that "it is necessary to go for any integration processes in order to gain additional advantage''. As part of the associative membership, this aspect of a matter remains...

Azerbaijan-EU: towards new models of strategic cooperation (Article I)

2014-06-03 10:31:27

The dynamics of geopolitical processes is rapidly developing on a global scale. There are serous problems that give rise to concern. Outlook for cooperation between the European Union and the young nations, which gained their independence, becomes topical in this context. It is worth pondering over the fate of relations between Azerbaijan and this organization. The processes show that Baku is...

The European Union: geopolitical ambitions and foreign policy problems (Article II)

2014-05-08 12:18:17

Supporters of a new stance propose a "Realist Europe power" model. They accuse the line of Normative Power Europe of bringing the organization on the brink of "soft, slow, fragmented decline." This issue is regarded the main problem of the EU`s foreign policy. By mentioning "being realist", supporters of this approach mean that the need for Europe to become the world power must be...

The European Union: geopolitical ambitions and foreign policy problems (Article I)

2014-05-07 11:38:03

Amid intensified complex geopolitical processes on a global scale, the fate of such an organization as the European Union sparks great interest. In particular, the fact that it has faced a deep crisis in recent years makes this issue even more topical. At present, the tension exists in a number of regions with armed confrontations taking place. There are even attempts to violate the territorial...

EU: does policy on post-Soviet space change? (Part 2)

2014-03-05 10:37:44

European Union's policy with respect to the former Soviet republics contains number of controversial aspects. Activity of the organizations in certain regions has not met the expectations. Today, Ukraine constitutes an ultimate test for the EU but it does not denote South Caucasus and Central Asia receding to the background. On the contrary, The European Union is likely to experience further dramatic failures on the post-Soviet space, should it not increase its...

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