Our sixth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘EU-Pacific Relations and the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’ is now available. In July 2022, the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) launched its 2050 Strategy for a Blue Pacific Continent setting out regional priorities and inviting development partners to engage with a Pacific vision for their future. In this…Continue reading
An article by Dr Serena Kelly and Dr Mathew Doidge on the recently announced EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement has been published in The Conversation. A trade deal with the EU makes sense for NZ, but what’s in it for Europe? Symbolically, a lot may be accessed here.Continue reading
Dr Mathew Doidge and Dr Serena Kelly’s analysis of Ukraine’s EU membership aspirations, viewed through the lens of the 18th anniversary of the Union’s ‘big bang’ enlargement to the Central and Eastern European Countries in 2004, has been published in The Conversation. Understanding Ukraine’s symbolic fight to return to Europe, as the EU marks 18…Continue reading
Our fifth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘The French Presidential Election and the Future of the European Union’, examines what may be a key inflection point for the future of the European Union. With starkly contrasting visions for the EU, the outcome of the race between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has potentially significant consequences for…Continue reading
In our fourth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘The Return to Europe: The Eighteenth Anniversary of the European Union’s First Eastern Enlargement’, Dr Mathew Doidge (University of Canterbury) reflects upon the 2004 enlargement of the European Union to Central and Eastern Europe. The stability created is brought into sharp relief by current events in Ukraine. The Return…Continue reading
On 4 April 2022, DIPLO, in cooperation with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and thew European Studies Association of Australian and New Zealand (ESAANZ) will host a presentation by NZIIA President Dr Hamish McDougall examining New Zealand’s political and diplomatic relationships with Britain and the enlarged European Community in historical perspective. Event…Continue reading
On February 9 2022, Serena Kelly presented at the virtual New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) conference. The title of the paper was: ‘Power dynamics and the EU–NZ FTA’ and drew on some preliminary results from DIPLO’s on-going media analysis of the EU in New Zealand. With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the…Continue reading
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