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About Tobias Schumacher

Tobias Schumacher is the Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe (Natolin Campus) and an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies at the Lisbon University Institute

Articles by Tobias Schumacher

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Letter from Tbilisi

tschumacher.jpgAcademic concepts about EU foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy are not always enough to explain what is going on in the region.


Ukraine, the west, and the issue of strategic thinking

Despite many weeks and months having passed since protests erupted in Ukraine in late November 2013, the west has continued to act like a passive and awe-struck bystander.

The EU becomes assertive in the Middle East peace process

The adoption of this EU directive might be the first step towards a much needed ‘paradigm shift’ that will no longer enable Israel to dismiss the EU’s voice as ‘unpleasant background noise’, the phrase used by foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor in 2012.

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