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CEPS In Brief

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CEPS In Brief

After Afghanistan

The State of the European Defence Union and EU rapid response capabilities

CEPS In Brief

Historical parenthesis?

Afghanistan, EU foreign policy, and the future of the liberal order

15 Sep 2021

Shocking images of the historically unprecedented Afghanistan airlift caught the attention of people around the world. It also caught the…

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31 Aug 2021

The end of Washington’s two-decade-long war effort in Afghanistan has inevitably raised questions over whether the era of Western nation-building…

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31 Aug 2021

Will the Delta variant, currently ripping its way across the world, and the many other unknowns in relation to Covid-19…

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23 Jul 2021

Introduction In the classic Polish movie Sami Swoi, we see two comically feuding families. As part of the resettlement arrangements…

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12 Jul 2021

This week the European Commission will publish ‘Fit for 55’ – the package intended to set the EU on the…

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09 Jul 2021

Housing is a major expense for most families. But the index the ECB uses currently, the HICP (Harmonised Index of…

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05 Jul 2021

It is estimated that 2-5% of global GDP is laundered annually, with an overall recovery rate of illicit assets at…

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24 Jun 2021

We are close to the end of the approval process of the national recovery and resilience plans (NRRPs) submitted by…

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23 Jun 2021

On June 16, as Joe Biden was meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva, the European Commission and HRVP Josep Borrell…

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27 May 2021

In a rare and swift show of unity, EU institutions and member states have condemned the forced landing Ryanair flight in…

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12 May 2021

More than other EU ‘Unions’, the proposed Health Union requires proper definition because the EU’s competences are limited in this…

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21 Apr 2021

Russia’s threat of war with Ukraine, whether for real, for show, or for some undetermined mix of the two, demands…

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