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European issues are transversely covered by almost all programs of Ifri. 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.

The French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (FAC) The French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (FAC) is a French-Austrian intergovernmental organization, founded following an initiative by then Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky having the objective...
23/05/2018

The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities with increasing activism in the Mediterranean....

18/05/2018
By: Thomas GOMART, Robin NIBLETT, Daniela SCHWARZER, Nathalie TOCCI

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will severely degrade regional and global security. His decision has increased the risk of war and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and beyond. ...

20/04/2018
By: Frédéric CHARILLON, Claire DEMESMAY, Laure DELCOUR, Laura Lale KABIS-KECHRID, Barbara KUNZ, Stefan MEISTER, Jana PUGLIERIN, Dorothée SCHMID

In light of the current instability on Europe’s borders and uncertainties about the international role of the US under the administration of President Donald Trump, it is high time for Franco-German foreign policy initiatives. With the formation of a new German government, a window of...

30/03/2018

What risks might the European Union be facing in 2027? Shaken by growing internal agitation as well as wider geopolitical developments, the European Union (EU) needs to redefine its role on the world scene while strengthening its core project. Integration has taken place on all...

14/03/2018
By: Marion LEBLANC-WOHRER

The United States has developed a vast body of legal regulations with extraterritorial application in order to tackle corruption on the international stage and to pursue companies that do not abide by the trade embargoes demanded by U.S. foreign policy.

20/02/2018

With the launch of its “battery alliance”, the European Union is finally taking up the industrial battle with Asia and hopes to meet a large share of the surging demand for electrical batteries. Yet, the clock is ticking and the future of battery manufacturing in Europe depends primarily on...

16/02/2018
By: Corentin BRUSTLEIN, James DOBBINS, Dalia DASSA, Olivier MEIER, Marco OVERHAUS, Neil QUILLIAM, Charles RIES, Dorothée SCHMID, Sanam VAKIL, Azadeh ZAMIRIRAD

Transatlantic differences over the future of the Iran nuclear deal – or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of July 2015 – are damaging a nuclear accord that all parties, except the United States, see as delivering on its purpose. They also increase the risk of Washington and...

12/02/2018
By: Arnault BARICHELLA

The acceleration of the digitization of energy infrastructure has brought many economic benefits, including  greater efficiency in the rationalization of energy consumption. However, this has also increased the risk of cyberattacks, where malicious software is able to take advantage of...

03
Jul
2018
Tuesday 03 July 2018 to Wednesday 04 July 2018
from Tuesday 3 July 2018 16:30 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 13:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

A Roundtable in the Framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. There is currently movement on the EU enlargement front. Howewer, it could turn out that new steps actually reversed the direction. After Berlin, Vienna , Paris and Trieste, as news...

23
May
2018
Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Friday 25 May 2018
from Wednesday 23 May 2018 14:00 to Friday 25 May 2018 19:00 - External Events

The post-Cold War international order continues to generate contradictions and vulnerabilities. Stability and predictability based on trust and effective institutions are being undermined by both old and new conflicts. Cooperation increasingly gives way to unilateral actions as states and...

10
Dec
2017
Sunday 10 December 2017 to Tuesday 12 December 2017
from Sunday 10 December 2017 18:00 to Tuesday 12 December 2017 11:45 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Eastern Partnership Reflection Forum 2017 (EaP-RF) is an initiative inspired by the on-going “EU-Western Balkans Reflection Forum Initiative” (WB-RF). The latter was launched in 2015 in support of the so-called “Berlin Process”, an intergovernmental initiative aimed at promoting reforms...

23
Nov
2017
Thursday 23 November 2017
from 10:00 to 12:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the World War I, efforts by both regional or international powers to build a sustainable regional order in the Middle East have failed. While some debate on the best conceivable order for the region, others argue that we should...

16
Nov
2017
Thursday 16 November 2017
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

There is a sustained global demand growth for gas. Ample production and large investments into LNG export infrastructures in Australia and the USA and into receiving terminals all over the world are boosting trade, supported by lower prices and more flexible supplies....

05
Apr
2017
Wednesday 05 April 2017
from 08:30 to 17:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Conference organized by  the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe (CFA) , the Instituto Affari Internazional (IAI)i , the Centre international de formation européenne (Cife), in cooperation with the Italien Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

07
Feb
2017
Tuesday 07 February 2017
from 12:30 to 14:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As China elaborates on the design of its "Belt and Road Initiative" (OBOR), the place of Europe within this project is slowly but surely taking shape.

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03/06/2018
By: Barbara KUNZ, Interview by Erik Eenlo, BNS, Lennart Meri Conference

Nicolas Sarkozy used to promote himself as a transatlanticist or anglophile French president. Emmanuel Macron seems to have taken this approach a step further. Macron appears to have taken upon France and himself the responsibility of not allowing Britain and more importantly, the United...

20/06/2016
By: Vivien PERTUSOT, dans Politico, propos recueillis par Pierre Briançon. 

 In a few days’ time, the populist conservative Boris Johnson may well be on his way to becoming British prime minister. And the radical left Podemos movement could be close to the reins of power in Spain. There is the question of what role the current EU institutions ...

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