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 context, Dr Mathew Doidge reflects on the development relationship of the European Union with the Pacific Island states, and the possibility for reframing that the Blue Pacific Strategy offers.
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 integration.
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.
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 foreign policy.
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 EU seeks to play on the global stage.
Diplo.nz is pleased to announce that the first in our DIPLO Development Summaries series is now available. In ‘German Election 2021: The Stuttering Race to Replace Merkel‘, Dr Mathew Doidge (University of Canterbury) examines the state of the German election, the contenders for Chancellor, the calculus of coalition formation, and the potential for policy change from a New Zealand perspective.