The next 18 months will prove critically important to U.S.-Iranian relations, which currently stand at an impasse. First, newly-elected President Barack Obama entered office having pledged to engage Iran using “aggressive, principled diplomacy without self-defeating preconditions.” This openness to negotiate directly is a marked change from the policies of President George W. Bush. Second, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims to have won a second presidential term in very controversial fashion.
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Il Paper esamina lo sviluppo delle norme in materia di asilo all’interno del diritto comunitario.
Viene illustrata quella che è considerata convenzionalmente la prima fase di armonizzazione a standard comuni europei in materia di Asilo.
Vengono illustrati i passi principali per la definizione di uno status uniforme e i principali testi di riferimento per il pieno compimento del CEAS, il Sistema Comune Europeo di Asilo, entro il 2010.
L’integrazione economica tra le sei monarchie del Consiglio di Cooperazione del Golfo sta incontrando diversi ostacoli, tanto che oggi appare difficile il completamento del mercato comune e la realizzazione dell’unione monetaria nei tempi previsti.
Slovakia along with other nine countries enlarged on 1 May 2004 the European Union. Two years that have elapsed since its accession enable to assess direct impacts of the EU membership on the Slovak economy or on its individual spheres. Accession to the EU was related to numerous changes that in larger or smaller extent have actually concerned every sphere of Slovak economy [...] segue https://www.ispionline.it/it/documents/wp_15_2007.pdf
Nearly three years have gone by after the enlargement of the EU to 10 new member states. It is now possible to dismiss the fears on the negative effects of this enlargement that circulated in Europe (and not only) before 2004. What is more relevant to assess now is how far the actual economic integration between the EU-15 and the new member states has arrived. [...] segue https://www.ispionline.it/it/documents/wp_13_2007.pdf
Central and Eastern European countries have undertaken important transformations since the early 1990s. The transition period was characterized by high instability and painful adjustments. Yet, have recent times shown more stable environments? Using Markov switching regime methods, this paper considers six Central and Eastern European economies of the most recent EU enlargement to inquire [...] segue https://www.ispionline.it/it/documents/wp_16_2007.pdf
The political decisions on the enlargement of the European Union were made a relatively long time ago. However, not everybody - either in Poland or in the EU - accepted this extremely important decision with proper understanding and satisfaction. Accordingly, further debate goes on in this area, and the aim of this debate is to point out fundamental advantages and threats resulting from Poland’s accession. [...] segue
The day of accession (01.05.2004) of Hungary to the European Union was much more a political hallmark of the process of integration into the European economic and political structures, which started more than ten years earlier than an economic cut-off point. This integration process was gradual and progressively extended to more and more areas of the economic and political activities of the country in the course of more than a decade.
The EU’s commitment in the field of non-proliferation runs deep and has made significant contributions to the peace and stability Europe has enjoyed since the end of the Second World War. The most advanced instruments for European political cooperation have been used in this delicate sector.
Turkey completed the 1990s with the slogan “the 21st Century Will Be the Turkish Century”. It made progress in many areas, not least of all coming to terms with globalisation.