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European issues are transversely covered by most of Ifri's centers and programs.

Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (CERFA), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA).

All European themes institutional, economic, citizenship, security are subject to specific studies and debates.

Dominique DAVID

Advisor to the Executive Chairman, editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère and co-director of RAMSES

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Claude-France ARNOULD

Special Advisor to the President for European Affairs 

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Éric-André MARTIN

Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

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Marie KRPATA

Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

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Florent MARCIACQ

Associate Research Fellow at the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ)

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 The Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ) is a French-Austrian intergovernmental organization, founded following an initiative by then Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky having the objective to develop economic relations...
28/06/2024
By: Patrik ANDERSSON, Frida LINDBERG, (eds.), with , John SEAMAN

The concept of “de-risking” has become a significant focus for the European Union (EU) in managing its relations with China since first proposed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in March 2023. However, the interpretation and policy responses to de-risking vary across...

17/06/2024

This piece is a revised version of a paper presented at the conference on “New Convergences in EU-ROK Economic Security Relations”, organised in Rome on 30 January 2024 by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).

07/05/2024

In adapting to growing geopolitical competition over digital technology, the EU and the UK are striving for economic security and technological sovereignty. European policies focus on reducing critical over-dependencies on China. This de-risking is a necessary process of adaptation to the new...

25/04/2024

While solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are booming in Europe (and in other parts of the world), the local industry is closing down. Over the past two years, the European installed solar PV capacity has been multiplied by two. On the other hand, the remaining European manufacturers of...

11/04/2024

Transport, energy, water and telecommunications infrastructures are vital for economic development. These infrastructures are also fundamental for the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have suffered a setback notably due to the Covid-19 pandemic, wars, and...

06
May
2024
Monday 06 May 2024
from 12:30 to 14:00 - Videoconferences

On December 6, 2023 during the COP28, Germany presented its new Strategy on Climate Foreign Policy. The strategy seeks to build strong partnerships with countries worldwide in the fight against climate change, maintaining biodiversity and securing renewable energy sources.

29
Apr
2024
Monday 29 April 2024
from 18:00 to 20:00 - External Events

Migrations, prompted by rising insecurity, socio-economic disparities and environmental poverty, are back on the top of the EU’s political agenda. To consolidate the EU’s approach in this policy-area, the European Parliament and Council adopted in December 2023 a New Pact on Migration and...

21
Nov
2023
Tuesday 21 November 2023
from 15:00 to 18:30 - Conférences

The Black Sea has become a battleground in the Russian-Ukrainian war. While Moscow asserts its ambitions for power at sea and on land, Ankara controls maritime access through the strait. Turkey plays the role of mediator to ensure the security of grain and hydrocarbon...

25
May
2023
Thursday 25 May 2023
from 10:00 to 11:00 - Videoconferences

Europe has embarked upon a vast process of decarbonizing its economy by 2050. The EU approach to guide this collective transformation within only 30 years is marked – as currently designed – by means of regulatory pressure and a myriad of legislative pieces.

24/05/2024
By: Jeanette SÜẞ, quoted by Nick Alipour and Théo Bourgery-Gonse in Euractiv 

Franco-German symbolism, rather than bickering over policy, will briefly take centre stage when French President Emmanuel Macron meets German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Sunday (26 May) during a three-day state visit, the first in 24 years. 

24/03/2024
By: Jeanette SÜẞ, quoted by Anne-Elisabeth Moutet in The Telegraph

Breakdown of continental partnership is a threat to Europe – and could be catastrophic for Ukraine. It was meant to be a patching up of the notoriously fraught Macron-Scholz relationship, a “reset”, to borrow Hillary Clinton’s expression.

14/03/2024
By: Éric-André MARTIN, quoted by Guy Chazan in Berlin and Leila Abboud in Paris in Financial Times

Allies fret that Franco-German animosity is undermining western unity over Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Berlin on Friday for talks designed to repair a fractured Franco-German relationship marred by caustic public spats and mutual recriminations over the war in Ukraine.

06/02/2024
By: Marie KRPATA , interview by EFE Agencia (reproduced by 247. NewAgency)

The agreement EU-Mercosur It has been a banner of the recent protest by French farmers, who denounced unfair competition on the part of South Americans. However, if Paris closes the door to this pact, the way will be left clear to China, warn politicians and analysts consulted by EFE...