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Welcome! Here you will find NABATAEANS’ commentary and analysis on the EU and Europe. We cover topics ranging from EU trade policy and developments in the enlargement process to the economic underpinnings of the single market and the future of the monetary union.

EU and Israel Agree to Disagree on Horizon 2020

EU and Israel Agree to Disagree on Horizon 2020

Last July, we reported on an EU decision which would prohibit Israel from spending European funds on projects in occupied Palestinian territory. Although this move is unlikely to have a major impact on the Israeli economy, it was considered a major stumbling block for Israel’s participation in Horizon 2020 – the EU’s flagship programme for […]

Moving Forward in Egypt

Moving Forward in Egypt

The magnitude and brutality of the military crackdown in Egypt has come as great surprise to the western powers. Both the EU and the US have had a difficult time calibrating their reactions to the recent events. In their responses, they have remained careful not to alienate Egypt’s military-backed rulers while still appearing tough on the heavy-handed methods used to quell opposition to the coup d’état.

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EU: The Economic Consequences of EU Policy on Israeli Settlements

EU: The Economic Consequences of EU Policy on Israeli Settlements

In many ways, the mild sanctions which the EU imposed on Israel last week has helped to break new ground in the Middle East peace process. For the first time, a major economic power offered a meaningful public rebuke of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. More importantly, the timing of the move was essential in […]

EU: First Round of TTIP Talks Conclude

EU: First Round of TTIP Talks Conclude

Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) officially started last Monday, July 8th. 150 negotiators from the EU and the US gathered in Washington for one week to discuss how cooperation should best progress in the various areas which the agreement is expected to encompass. These include, among others, energy, investments and financial […]

EU: Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Next Step in Diversifying Europe’s Energy Supply

EU: Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Next Step in Diversifying Europe’s Energy Supply

In January 2009, Russia accused Ukraine of tapping into the natural gas pipelines which run across its territory and abruptly cut off supply in retaliation. The dispute was caused by a simple disagreement over price: In late 2008, the Ukrainian state-owned energy company Naftogaz was paying an average of only $179.50 per 1,000 cubic meters. […]

A Decade in the Making: Croatia Joins the European Union on July 1st

A Decade in the Making: Croatia Joins the European Union on July 1st

The story behind Croatia’s EU accession process and the impact of membership on the country’s economy.

EU-China Solar Industry Trade Dispute

EU-China Solar Industry Trade Dispute

Last year, German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG filed a complaint with the European Commission against their Chinese competitors. This came after the company’s US subsidiary, SolarWorld Industries Americas, launched two similar petitions in the United States. These were submitted on behalf of the Coalition of American Solar Manufacturers, an alliance of seven companies which […]

The Affects of Public Perception on EU Legitimacy

The Affects of Public Perception on EU Legitimacy

A new survey by the Pew Research Centre examines public sentiment towards the EU in several member states.