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Highlights from Sebastian Kurz's Keynote Speech on EU-Israel Relations and Jewish Life in Europe

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08/11/2013

TAI Extremely Concerned Over Findings of EU Report on Anti-Semitism

8 November 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute expressed its great concern over the findings of an EU report on rising anti-Semitism within its borders and echoed the call for greater pan-European coordination in combating this hatred....

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Middle East News Round-Up

Host Joshua Goodman is joined by AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal, Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director of the Centre for European Studies, and Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe to discuss three headlines from the Middle East: the acquittal of former-...

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Should Turkey be in the EU?

On November 5th, the EU and Turkey resumed membership negotiations after a three year freeze. Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe and Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies, should Turkey enter the EU? Enjoy the debate.

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A report in The Sunday Times (13 October) cites an unpublished report by the European Court of Auditors detailing how EU aid to the Palestinians has been “misspent, squandered or lost to corruption.”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

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...

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....