Garčević Comments on Deteriorating Political and Security Situation in Western Balkans
According to Garčević, the EU’s response to insecurity in the Western Balkans speaks more about Brussels’ concern that instability in Ukraine may spill over to the Balkans than the Union’s genuine intention to reinvigorate EU integration of the region.
Garčević & Storella Join Panel on Russian Foreign Policy in the 1990s
All speakers agreed that in the first half of the 1990s, Russia acted as a world power that harmonized its interests with the other powers and shared the responsibility for global peace and order. However, Garčević noted that as time went on, the feeling grew among the Russian hardliners that this policy didn’t bear fruits.
Garčević Comments on Rise of Populism in Europe
According to Ambassador Garčević, many European voters now look for parties that offer easy answers to complex societal and economic issues or are prone to support the so-called non-institutional solutions.
CSE Hosts Lecture with EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
With the explosion of demand for humanitarian aid – from Ukraine and elsewhere – how can the international community more effectively respond? Commissioner Lenarčič argues that there are three main actions that should be taken to strengthen global humanitarian efforts.
Schmidt Explores New Directions for the Future of the EU
Professor Schmidt joined fellow experts in discussing the future of the European Union, which Shmidt suggests depends on which of three ‘big’ ideas becomes dominant.
Garčević Comments on U.S. Bill to Increase Economic Collaboration with Western Balkans
According to Ambassador Garčević, S. 4741 will open up space for more robust American political, financial, and technical assistance; it would enable more coherent American support for national efforts to fight corruption and democratization.
Schmidt TRIGGER Discussion Explores Issues Facing the EU
In her featured remarks, Professor Schmidt discussed the complications related to the EU’s ‘actorness’ in the global arena, the question of EU legitimacy, and the major challenges facing the EU today.
Schmidt Discusses EU Economic Crisis Management During Panel in Stockholm
In order to meet its current challenges – the green transition, the digital transformation, addressing socio-economic inequalities, and the Ukraine crisis – Professor Schmidt argues that the EU should not go back to Eurozone crisis management rules.
Garčević Interviewed on War in Ukraine and Regional Politics
Ambassador Garčević comments on the war in Ukraine, NATO and EU enlargement, relations between the EU and Russia, EU economic sanctions against Moscow, as well as recent European diplomatic visits to Kyiv.
Shifrinson Explores Scenarios In Which West Escalates Conflict With Russia
Professor Shifrinson discusses how the West and Russia may now be entering into the terminal stages of an insecurity spiral that could produce a larger European conflagration.
Garčević Participates in Stratcom Summit Panel
Garčević stated that Brussels attempted to breathe life into a dying EU perspective in the region by introducing a new enlargement methodology last year. However, the revised strategy has not renewed hope in the region.
Schmidt Comments on Challenges Facing EU
In the context of the Conference on The Future of Europe, Schmidt noted that an issue facing the EU is Eurozone Crisis governance and mentioned how the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed the economic of austerity in the region.
Garčević Delivers Guest Lecture for Elcano Royal Institute
Garčević, notes that the EU’s traditional “power currencies” in the Balkans have been compromised and Beijing and Moscow have established themselves as viable and/or even preferable alternatives to Brussels.
Schmidt Keynotes DGB Event on European Economic Policy
Schmidt’s keynote explored trade union visions for a progressive European economic policy, and in her panel appearance she discussed opportunities and limitations of flexible integration in EU economic policy.
Schmidt Discusses Democratic Legitimacy on EPLO Podcast
“Democracy refers to a specific form of government. Legitimacy is whether a government of any form is accepted by its citizens as having the authority to govern…Democracy cannot exist without legitimacy.”
Schmidt Joins Panel on EU Economic Policy After COVID-19
Professor Schmidt joins Dublin City University Brexit Institute for a discussion on “The New EU Economic Policy after Covid-19 and Next Generation EU.”
Garčević Publishes Op-Ed on Balkans and EU Membership
“The prospect of membership, it seems, has never been further away.”
Garčević Speaks at TRT World Forum
With the EU and U.S. both in retreat from the region, Moscow and Beijing appear to have gained ground in the Balakns
Schmidt Presents Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy at Two Book Talks
Professor Schmidt discussed her latest book with Jacques Delors Centre and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Garčević Discusses How U.S. Election Could Effect EU Relations
Ambassador Garčević commented on the possible shifts in U.S. foreign policy after the election, specifically U.S./EU relations.