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24/10/2013

Counterpoint: EU Reopens Membership Talks with Turkey

On 21 October, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced that Germany had agreed to end its opposition to renewing EU membership talks with Turkey. The EU and Turkey subsequently agreed to restart negotiations on 5 November. Is this a significant step forward in...

24/10/2013

Counterpoint: Anti-Israel Bias in the European Parliament

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the European Parliament hosted not one, but two events on the situation of Bedouins in Israel. An important topic, but perhaps not one requiring two forums on the same day. The reason? The event organised by the Socialist and Democrats Group...

17/10/2013

Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Nuclear Program

"Verify Before Trust—How to Engage Iran in the Nuclear Negotiations"

European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Nuclear Program

17 October 2013

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17/10/2013

Counterpoint: What are the Palestinians Doing with EU Aid?

A report in The Sunday Times (13 October) cites an unpublished report by the European Court of Auditors detailing how EU aid to the Palestinians has been “misspent, squandered or lost to corruption.” According to the article, the report shows that “Brussels...

16/10/2013

Counterpoint: Any Progress in Geneva over Iran's Nuclear Program?

The P5+1 met with Iranian officials for two days of negotiations of the latter's illegal nuclear program. Years of talks have, to date, failed to make any progress. Was this time different? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic...

16/10/2013

Counterpoint: Can Iran Divide the West?

Iran's new government has stated publicly that its strategy in nuclear negotiations is to break the unified US-EU front. Can they do so? Joshua Goodman talks to Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Deputy Director of the...

14/10/2013

TAI Calls for Investigation into Corruption and Misuse of Palestinian Aid

14 October 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Union to make public a report said to document corruption and misuse of aid in the Palestinian territories, and launch a full investigation into the alleged financial abuse....

10/10/2013

TAI Saddened by the Passing of EPP Leader Wilfried Martens

10 October 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute is saddened by the death of Wilfried Martens, former Prime Minister of Belgium and President of the European People’s Party. Martens passed away on the 9th of October at age 77.

Daniel...

10/10/2013

TAI Welcomes Sakharov Prize for Malala Yousafzai

10 October 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to award its prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old girl who was shot last year by members of the Taliban in Pakistan for...

03/10/2013

Counterpoint: Did the Rouhani 'Charm Offensive" Work at the UN?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani went to the UN to present a softer side to his country. Did it work? Joshua Goodman put that question to Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies.