Bringing Australia and the EU Closer: Is an FTA the solution?
Date and time: Wed, 2013-11-27 (All day) - Thu, 2013-11-28 (All day)
Location: ANU Centre for European Studies 1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C) Canberra Australia
This conference brings together current knowledge on Australia-EU trade relations and recent negotiating experiences of both parties in order to examine issues and prospects for an EU-Australia FTA. It examines opportunities that such an agreement could offer and probes the priority issues for both sides. It identifies key barriers that FTA negotiations would need to overcome for benefits to be realised.
The End of the ‘Asian Century’? Implications of EU-US Trade Negotiations for Asia and Australia.
Date and time: Thu, 2013-03-21 09:30 - 12:30
Location: ANU Centre for European Studies 1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C) Canberra , ACT 2601 Australia
Chief investigators of the project will present their assessments of the EU-US negotiations towards a comprehensive Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) this Thursday. Donald Kenyon, John Ravenhill and Pierre van der Eng will address the implications of TAFTA for Australia. More specifically, the seminar will review the relevance of the negotiations to the Asia-Pacific region: EU-Korea FTA, ANZCERTA, EU-Japan FTA discussions. Further, the panel of experts will raise a question as to why Australia is not negotiating an FTA with the European Union.
The schedule of the seminar is as follows:
- Maria Garcia (National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury) Are there differences in European and American approaches to FTAs and TAFTA?
- John Ravenhill (ANU School of Politics and International Relations) TAFTA: Lessons from the 2010 EU-Korea FTA and framework agreement?
- Jiro Okamoto (ANU Centre for European Studies) TAFTA: Implications and opportunities for an EU-Japan FTA?
- John Leslie (Victoria University, Wellington) and Annmarie Elijah (ANU Centre for European Studies) TAFTA: Consequences for AUSFTA and ANZCERTA?
- Don Kenyon (ANU Centre for European Studies) and Pierre van der Eng (ANU Crawford School) TAFTA: Why isn’t Australia negotiating an FTA with the EU?
Regulatory divergences as trade barriers - What are the options for future trade policy on services?
Date and time: Fri, 2012-02-03 12:00 - 14:30
Location: Goethe-Institut Brussel Rue Belliard 58 Brussels 1040 Belgium
Mutual recognition and harmonisation have been instrumental for regional market integration, including the Single Market. As common regulations in different economic areas deepen and become increasingly more complex, regulatory divergences between the East and West also create barriers to trade. Standards and requirements can also used as a tool for industrial policy and protectionism.
Regulatory co-operation is expected to be an integral feature of all future trade agreements: the EU bilaterals, integration of the Asia-Pacific region (including TPP), future plurilateral approaches to services, or Trans-Atlantic co-operation.
ECIPE welcomes you for a presentation of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA) issue on regulatory divergences, and a panel discussion on how to address regulatory barriers on services.
Free physical or digital copy of the AJIA issue (limited supply) at the event, kindly provided by the publishers Taylor & Francis
Associate Professor Donald Kenyon, Australia’s former Ambassador to the GATT/WTO, the EU, senior negotiator with experience of negotiating with the EU, the US and Japan, and also the joint editor of the AJIA issue.
Professor Patrick Messerlin, Professor of Economics at the Sciences Po and Director of Groupe d’Économie Mondiale
Professor Jim Rollo, University of Sussex Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of European Services Forum
Chair: Roderick Abbott, Senior Advisor of ECIPE and former Deputy Director General at the European Commission and the World Trade Organization
Panel discussion including European and Australian officials and industry representatives on the future of regulatory co-operation
The European Integration Model and Regional Trade Agreements: An Ersatz for Globalisation?
Date and time: Thu, 2011-12-08 11:00 - 12:30
Location: ANU Centre for European Studies 1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C) Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
This presentation analyses the significance of regional trade agreements and economic integration in the globalised world. It questions the validity of a universal regionalisation paradigm, and focuses its analysis on the process of international trade integration that the European Union (EU) pursues with geographically distant trading partners around the world in its quest for political and economic insidership. The paper also notes the role of the EU in the dynamics of contemporary regionalisation in parts of the world, and draws attention to the reality that geographical proximity seems to become less relevant than for instance institutional proximity and soft power considerations, and therefore that regional agreements offer themselves as an Ersatz (substitute) for globalisation. A particular question is whether regionalisation is currently driven by efforts to reduce the liability of foreignness, for example through economic and political soft power.
Gabriele Suder is Professor of European & International Busi¬ness and Microsoft Partnership Director at SKEMA Business School. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of Bath, and an MPhil in Governmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde (UK). The European Commission and its Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency acknowledged her expertise with the awarding of a Jean Monnet Chair in European integration in 2010. Before her academic career, she worked at Thomson C.E., Ferguson Ltd, and Sony UK, and she retains advisory positions for several corporations. Professor Suder authored the book Doing Business in Europe (SAGE). Her research on business strategy and the risk of terrorism in international business has been published in a range of academic journals. She also publishes frequently in international media, such as Le Figaro Economie, BusinessWeek, Korea Times and Japan Today.
Presentation by His Excellency Mr José Manuel Barroso - Shared futures: Europe and Australia in the 21st century
Date and time: Tue, 2011-09-06 08:00
Location: The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia
His Excellency Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, will address the subject of new approaches to external relations for the EU and outline the role of Australia as a key global partner. President Barroso will elaborate on the EU-Australia economic and political partnership. The future of joint cooperation on the issues of global economic imbalances, the Arab Spring, as well as the carbon pricing will be introduced.
The European Union: Still an Elite Project?
Date and time: Thu, 2011-08-04 11:00 - 12:00
Location: ANUCES 1 Liversidge Street The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
The view that the contemporary process of European unification has been driven by the initiative of European political elites is widely shared. Arguably, the last 20 years have witnessed a declining capacity of these elites to drive the process of integration along a clear-cut and straightforward pattern. Recent research has focused on the process of elite convergence in Europe, noting three trends: an increasing bifurcation of elite orientations; emerging threats to the notion of peaceful integration in Europe; the appearance different strands of euroscepticism. This presentation is grounded on extensive survey-based research into the attitudes and skills of European political elites. It will present an overview of the current state of the ‘Europeanness’ among top decision makers in European countries. The presentation will offer several hypotheses to explain the difficult process of convergence among national elites in EU member countries, based on key dimensions that constitute ‘Europeanness’: attachment, trust in EU institutions, and orientation to a broader scope of governance.
Luca Verzichelli is Professor of Italian Politics and Public Policy Analysis and Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Siena. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Florence (1995). His research interests include the comparative study of political elites in Italy and Europe; budgetary politics in Italy and in the EU; and parliamentary institutions in Europe and USA. Professor Verzichelli has published over fifty papers in journals such as European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Legislative Studies and European Political Science, as well a number of books including La Politica di Bilancio (1999), Il Governo e i Suoi Apparati (2003, with Cristina Barbieri), Il Parlamento Italiano (2004, with Chiara de Micheli), Political Institutions in Italy, (2007, with Maurizio Cotta), Il sistema politico italiano (2008, with Maurizio Cotta) and Vivere di Politica: Come (non) Cambiano le Carriere Politiche in Italia (2010). He is Chief Editor of Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica.
Transcripts: Verzichelli Public Seminar.pdf
Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Brussels
Date and time: Tue, 2010-10-26 (All day) - Wed, 2010-10-27 (All day)
Location: Auditorium De Greef, National Library of Belgium Boulevard de l’Empereur 4 Brussels B‐1000 Belgium
'Sustainable Agricultural and Food Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions' conference will explore many of these challenges, and consider ‘best practice’ policies and tools to manage the risks and address them for the benefit of producers, the environment and broader society.
Convened by the Australian National University (ANU), as part of a four year Australian Research Council-funded project, the conference has been developed in collaboration with the European Commission, the Australian Mission to the European Union, and the Australian Government Commonwealth Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF); and Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Additional information on the conference and the progam are available from the '2010 Conference' menu item
Disciplining Soldiers, Spouses and Contractors: Criminal Jurisdiction of States over Service Members & Associated Civilians
Date and time: Wed, 2010-05-19 13:00 - 14:00
Location: ANUCES 1 Liversidge Street The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
It is axiomatic that the criminal law of a state binds members of its armed forces both at home and abroad. Some states have sought to bring into the same framework civilians serving with or accompanying the armed forces (such as private contractors or dependants of service members). This has given rise to important constitutional debates about the limits of the competence of military courts to try civilians. However, present here is also an interesting question of international law. What precisely is the international law basis for extending national criminal law extraterritorially to acts of service members and associated civilians?
Rain Liivoja is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University ofHelsinki, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Estonian National Defence College. In 2010, he is a Visiting Scholar at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, Melbourne Law School.
Transcripts: Flyer Rain Liivoja.pdf
Type: Other website
Date and time: Thu, 2010-05-13 19:00 - 20:30
URL: Invitation to Europe Day 2010.pdf
Location:ANU Centre for European Studies 1 Liversidge Street
The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia Tags: Europe Day Description: The ANU Centre for European Studies will be celebrating the sixtieth birthday of the Schuman Declaration which led to the creation of the European Union. We will also be honouring the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin on the two hundredth anniversary of his birthday. Please refer to the above URL for further details.
Trade & Investment Issues for the 21st Century Conference: Building an Agenda for Australia/EU Cooperation
Date and time: Tue: 2009-11-17 08:30 - Wed, 2009-11-18 12:15
Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research Ward Road The Australian National University Canberra 0200 Australia
The aim of this conference is to examine how domestic regulation in both Australia and the EU impacts on bilateral trade and investment flows. The conference will consider how increased cooperation and deeper integration could minimise the external impact of domestic regulation and provide new impetus to the trade and business relationship. The conference also aimed at examining the opportunities for increased cooperation between Australia and the EU in issues relating to trade and the environment and opportunities for resolving or avoiding trade disputes at an early stage.