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in the fields of counter-terrorism, visas and migration policies, the customs union, foreign policy, political reforms, energy and civil-society participation. 12 The accession process has been in a deadlock since December 2006, however, because of Turkey’s refusal to apply the Additional Protocol

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

, infrastructure and energy, internal affairs and justice, security, and the development of human capital; (3) encouraging, following and monitoring the realisation of goals and priorities defined by the rotating seecp Presidency and the Regional Cooperation Council; and (4) intensifying the parliamentary

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

space, time and energy for developing strong parliamentary links with a far-away region. Asian issues risk being put once again far back on the European agenda. Generally speaking, the role of national parliaments in Asia has yet to be fully developed and it remains weak, if not marginal. With the

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Iraq and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Th e G8 was originally strictly a venue for informal problem-solving between the leaders of the richest, most powerful countries in the world. Where a change from diplomatic venue to diplomatic actor becomes significant is when we can observe an

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

exchange. Among the major advan- tages of the network form over hierarchical forms are flexibility, adaptability and speed of response. Linking together individuals facilitates message exchange and enhances the flow of information. Second is network synergy. Network synergy, or energy multiplier, is a result

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Chinese domestic politics. In particular, partial reform has resulted in monopoly profits and rents in some sectors — such as telecommunication, finance, energy, transport, construction and agriculture — and they are extremely difficult to break. 25 The strategic pur- suit of political interests and pragmatic

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

-diplomatic actor. OR’s strategies and tactics emphasize communication, education, coalition-building, persuasion, deliberation and the slow, meticulous work of preparing for a ‘post-Putin future’. As the first lines of its political programme state, ‘Open Russia will not waste its energy on destroying the existing

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

diversified industries, trying to attract Chinese-born scientists overseas to work in China. 31 In some crucial industries such as energy security, policy-makers’ decisions were greatly influenced by both public and private actors, including think tanks, media, and companies, etc. 32 Private think tanks

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

account the divergent national positions and sensitivities, it is not surprising that the establishment of the new foreign policy mechanisms has taken up a lot of time and energy. The Council decision establishing the EEAS was only adopted in July 2010 and the service was inaugurated in December 2010. 8

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

organizational change processes and new projects, making clear how each change process relates to the others. In total, the plan formulates seventeen end-results, to be achieved by the end of 2016. 9 Previous reforms have shown that changes to the organizational structure require a great deal of energy but

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy