Happy Europe Day

9 May is celebrated annually as Europe Day. It marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that was proposed by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950 and that was to be the foundation for the establishment of what later became the European Union. The Schuman Declaration¬†proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel…

Brussels Conference will contribute to dialogue between Europe and the Islamic World

The Conference “Europe and the Islamic World: there is more that unites us than divides us” will be held in Brussels, on Tuesday 14 April from 09.00-14.30. ¬†It is being organised by LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) and the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Co-operation (ICYF-DC) under the auspices of the United Nations…

Azerbaijan at the crossroads. Unusually frank and open discussion in Brussels on EU-Azerbaijan relations and the way forward.

Officials and experts discuss problems in EU-Azerbaijan relations and the way forward at an unusually frank and open discussion in Brussels. The European Policy Centre in Brussels and the SAM, the Strategic Studies centre under the Presidential Administration in Azerbaijan hosted a round table discussion in Brussels on Tuesday, 4 March 2013 with the theme…

Democratisation, modernisation and globalisation – The EU and the hard tasks facing the three South Caucasus nations”

The European Policy Centre, a leading Brussels think-tank, has just published a policy brief prepared by LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut. Entitled “Democratisation, modernisation and globalisation – The EU and the hard tasks facing the three South Caucasus nations”, the paper looks at shortcomings that need to be addressed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as they…

LINKS representative addresses the 2012 Caspian Forum in Istanbul with a call to the region’s leaders to put people at the heart of policies.

The first Caspian Forum, a gathering of politicians, officials, representatives of the business community, and representatives of NGOs and think tanks, focusing on issues related to the wider Caspian Region, was held in Istanbul on Thursday 6 December. LINKS was represented by its Director, Dennis Sammut, who was a speaker on the third panel of the…