THINK TANK REVIEW – ISSUE 27/2015

Welcome to issue 27 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library (click to share on Twitter). It references papers published in July and August 2015. As usual, we provide the link to the full text and a short abstract.

Released in July, the “Five Presidents’ report” triggered some papers which can be found in Section 2 of this review. Its implementation was the occasion of a recent exchange of views at the European Parliament.

The preparations for COP 21, “the” environment event taking place in Paris later this year, are in full swing. The “preparations for COP 21 in Paris” was a last minute addition on the agenda of the September mini-plenary, and the subject of the Council conclusions adopted on 18 September. Our readers will find a selection of articles under the Environment chapter of this issue.

“GSC” stands for General Secretariat of the Council. However, we found another meaning for this acronym given by the Österreichische Institut für Internationale Politik: Global strategy choices (GSC): prognosis and strategic planning for European foreign and security policy. So, make a GSC, read the TTR!

As always, feedback is welcome at central.library@consilium.europa.eu. Next Review will be out in October 2015, with papers published in September.

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