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Chairs Wim Van Doorn (NL) Sayen Tokyay (TR) Key words Enlargement, peacekeeping, integration, expansion, membership, European identity. Links Recommended Readings: “Steps towards joining EU”: http://ec.europa.eu/enl argement/policy/stepst owardsjoining/index_en.htm The Periphery of he Perihphery: The Western Balkans and the Euro Crisis: http://ecfr.eu/page//ECFR60_WESTERN_BALK ANS_BRIEF_AW.pdf EU External Affairs Review http://www.eureview.com/editor/ima ge/stranky3_soubory/ku bicek_and_parke_eu_re view_july_2011.pdf

-EU Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2012 http://www.aljazeera.c om/news/europe/2012/ 10/201210128912148450. html

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More Links Further Readings: “Enlargement policies of EU between 20122013” http://ec.europa.eu/enl argement/pdf/key_doc uments/2012/package/ strategy_paper_2012_e n.pdF

“The Noble Prize Fantasy : European Union as a Peacekeeper” http://www.forbes.com/ sites/dougbandow/2012 /10/15/the-nobel-prizefantasy-the-europeanC5?75N@EN@ND9@69P99D9:XYX! ! European Union and Syria Factsheet: http://www.consilium.e uropa.eu/uedocs/cms_ data/docs/pressdata/E N/foraff/128379.pdf !


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! The key policies of the EU’s climate-initiatives at a glance: 2000 June: Commission launches first European Climate Change Program (ECCP I). 2005 February: The Kyoto Protocol enters into force. January: Start of the EU's greenhouse gas Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). October: Launch of second European Climate Change Program (ECCP II). 2007 March: EU summit endorses proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. December: UNFCCC conference in Bali (COP-13) launches negotiations on postKyoto framework. 2008 December: EU agrees on a climate and energy package, endorsing targets for a 2020 greenhouse gas reduction by 2020. 2009 December: UNFCCC conference in Copenhagen (COP-15) produces Copenhagen Accord. 2010 November-December: UNFCCC conference in Cancún (COP-16). 2011 November-December: UN climate conference in South Africa (COP-17). Possible date for agreeing new international climate treaty. 2012 The Kyoto Protocols first commitment-period expires. 2020 Target date to reach the EU's objective to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. 2050 Target date to reach the targets of the EU ROADMAP.

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Europe 2020 Targets http://europa.eu/newsroom /highlights/europe2020/inde x_en.htm

Further Reading: Debate about social dimension of Europe 2020 strategy http://www.eurofound.euro pa.eu/eiro/2010/03/articles/ eu1003039i.htm

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