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07 May 2019

Ramaphosa’s Presidency: What Has Changed? ISPI Dossier. South Africa: Starting Over, May 2019

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) still holds power in a nearly hegemonic way. Nevertheless, the popularity of the party is decreasing while economic and social inequalities are...

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02 May 2019

The European Battery Alliance is Moving up a Gear Edito Energie, May 2019

French battery cell manufacturer Saft and Opel, the German subsidiary of automaker PSA Group, are finalising the details of a major investment project in battery cell manufacturing. Is the European Union (EU) finally challenging Asia’s...

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19 Apr 2019

Russia’s "Great Return" to Africa? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 114, Ifri, April 2019

By: Arnaud KALIKA

Russia’s comeback to Africa has been widely discussed since 2017.

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18 Apr 2019

Japan and Central Asia: Do Diplomacy and Business Go Hand-in-Hand? Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019


Japan’s policies in post-Soviet Central Asia, similarly to its actions in other Asian subregions, have often been interpreted recently as reactions to China’s advances – in particular, the Belt and Road Initiative. This first impression can be...

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11 Apr 2019

Biogas and Biomethane in Europe: Lessons from Denmark, Germany and Italy Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019

At a time when the European Union (EU) is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonization of its gas sector, a close look at the experience of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas...

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19 Apr 2019

Russia-Ukraine Gas Relations: The Mother of All Crises or a New Start to 2030? Edito Energie, April 2019

Ten years after the January 2009 gas crisis, Russian-Ukrainian gas relations are at another turning point: the then concluded contracts are terminating on 31 December 2019. While trilateral talks brokered by the European Commission (EC) have...

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28 Feb 2019

European Elections 2019: Structuring the Debate Études de l'Ifri, February 2019

By: Thomas GOMART, Marc HECKER, (eds.)

From May 23 to 29, over 300 million Europeans are set to elect a new Parliament for a five-year term.

13 May 2019

Biogas and Biomethane in Europe: Denmark, Germany, Italy lead

Over and again, legislators worldwide are confronting the same question: which technologies do we subsidise and support, when, by how much, and for...
10 May 2019

EU challenges Asian dominance of battery cell manufacturing

Carole MATHIEU, quoted by Nicholas Nhede on Smart Energy International
Carole Mathieu of the French Institute of International Relations explains some of the developments between the EU battery manufacturing and...
06 May 2019

Désinfox: no, Europe is not under Germany's rule

Hans STARK, Michel DRAIN, quoted by Pascal Mazoué in Journal de Saône et Loire
Since the financial crisis of 2008, has the balance of power between France and Germany shifted in favor of Berlin? Does Angela Merkel alone decide...
02 May 2019

European Elections: in Germany, traditional parties in the hot seat?

Hans STARK, quoted by Laura Andrieu in le Figaro
On May 26, the Germans will go to the polls to elect their MEPs. An important election for Germany, where political parties have been in the process...
11 Apr 2019

Brexit pressures expose cracks in Franco-German relationship

Angela Merkel insists that the EU should avoid “putting pressure” on Britain when it comes to Brexit. After a wearying, six-hour EU summit in...
05 Mar 2019

Germany's Arms Export Ban Frustates European Partners

Germany's unilateral decision to halt all shipments of military equipment to Saudi Arabia has stopped 10's of billions of dollars worth of orders of...