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EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement

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.

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Ukraine, and the EU’s 2004 Eastern Enlargement

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…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

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…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

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…

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Shock and Abandonment? New Zealand, Britain and European Community enlargement, 1960-1985

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…

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DIPLO Media Reports

Diplo.nz is pleased to announce that the latest in our ongoing DIPLO Media Reports series is now available. It can be accessed in the Outputs section of this site.

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Dr Serena Kelly – NZPSA Conference

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…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

In the third of our DIPLO Development Summaries, ‘The Ukraine Crisis: Where is the European Union?’, Dr Mathew Doidge (University of Canterbury) considers why the EU has not, so far, been a major player in the evolving crisis on the border of Ukraine, examining the challenge of generating EU collective action in the sphere of…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

The second in our DIPLO Development Summaries series is now available. In ‘Trouble in the Family: Hungary, Poland and the European Union Explained‘, Dr Mathew Doidge (University of Canterbury) outlines the challenge that democratic backsliding in Hungary and Poland poses to European integration, and to the idea of Europe itself and the role that the…

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