ABOUT PESCO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate.

The 25 member states participating in PESCO are:

WHAT DO EU COUNTRIES THINK ABOUT RUSSIA?

Source: Jakub Janda, Head of the Kremlin Watch Program and deputy director at the European Values Think-Tank based in Prague.

All views and opinions expressed here below published by Kremlin Watch (A Strategic program of the European Values Think Tank based in the Czech Republic dealing with Russian influence and disinformation campaigns) are the sole responsibility of the author of the article. It does not necessarily reflect those of AALEP.

ITEMIZED CHARGES AGAINST TRUMP

Source: The Globalist.com

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CHINA’S PERCEPTION OF THE EU

The EU is generally seen in positive terms in China, especially as an economic international player, but is not very visible in other areas, for example in security.

RUSSIA'S PERCEPTIONS OF THE EU

To some extent, Russian perceptions of the EU exist due to a lack of understanding of the EU as an entity, lack of qualitative research on the EU and its institutions and the language barrier that does not allow Russian-speaking researchers to collaborate with the EU academia. Russia has difficulty in understanding the EU because the EU does not speak in a single voice and is not a coherent actor . The Russian officials need a better understanding of who speaks for the EU in political matters.  

Main Gaps

GEOPOLITIQUE DE JERUSALEM

Auteur  : Prof. Bichara Khader

La reproduction de cet article est en mémoire de mon ami ‘Dr. Khalid Ab-del Rahim’ dont la maison ancestrale  (Al-Rahim House) est aujourd'hui l'Ambassade de France à Tel-  Aviv.

« Jérusalem n’est pas une colonie… nous avons le droit de nous installer dans une ville que nous avons construite il y a 3000 ans », et qui restera la  » capitale éternelle du peuple juif » déclare the Premier Ministre d'Israel..

RUSSIAN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS LANDSCAPE

The Russian private sector has created a large number of organized interest groups. Russian busi­ness associations help companies become more competitive through member education and assist political decision makers in formulating effective public policy.

TOP LOBBYING INDUSTRIES IN THE U.S. (2016)

Lobbying Expenditures US$ 3.15 billion spent on lobbying

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION : INTERACTION WITH INTEREST REPRESENTATIVES

Draft Council Decision on the regulation of interactions between officials of the General Secretariat of the Council and interest representatives. (1 December 2017)

Article 1 Principle of conditionality

A SCARY REVIVAL OF McCARTHYSM ? OR A NEW COLD WAR?

Source: European Values

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