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The Bussola Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental research institute, established as a bridge to provide better understanding and greater cooperation between the countries of the Gulf and the European Union.

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Latest Commentary

Egypt’s Contribution to Regional Energy Security

Egypt’s Contribution to Regional Energy Security

Egypt is emerging as a major player in regional energy supplying Europe with both natural gas and renewable energy sources. Egypt is also active in...Read more

Germany Signs New LNG Agreements with GCC Countries

Germany Signs New LNG Agreements with GCC Countries

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions imposed on Russia, Germany and other European Union (EU) member states have been seeking...Read more

Iran and the GCC Improving Diplomatic Ties

Iran and the GCC Improving Diplomatic Ties

In 2016, the Gulf countries, with the exception of Oman, severed their diplomatic relations with Iran following attacks carried out by Iranian protesters on...Read more

UAE Foreign Minister Visits Israel to Mark the Impact of the Abraham Accords Two Years On

UAE Foreign Minister Visits Israel to Mark the Impact of the Abraham Accords Two Years On

Since the signing of the Abraham Accords in September 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have significantly enhanced the scope of their relations....Read more

Islamic Development Bank Announces New Investments Supporting Sustainable Development

Islamic Development Bank Announces New Investments Supporting Sustainable Development

The Islamic Development Bank’s Board of Directors recently announced a new EUR 1.2 billion investment and grants up to EUR 1.8 million to support numerous...Read more

The Prospect of a New Agreement with Iran Is Fading

The Prospect of a New Agreement with Iran Is Fading

The saga of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) continues. Since former President Donald Trump's decision to leave the agreement in 2018 numerous...Read more

Latest Publications

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

As the European Union (EU) and the Gulf countries explore innovative ideas to revitalise their partnership, these blocs and their members could benefit by...Read more

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

Over recent years, countries in Europe and the Gulf have been grappling with restructuring their economies to provide appropriate employment opportunities for...Read more

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

On 8 April 2021, the Bussola Institute, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, hosted a webinar addressing Iran’s regional policies in relation to small...Read more

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

On 31 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the current debate around climate change, the drive towards a zero-carbon economy, and the...Read more

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

On 16 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the potential of the Abraham Accords as a framework for the development of a more...Read more

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

This paper explores how the contraction of traditional energy revenues, combined with the effects of combating the variety of challenges posed by COVID-19, are...Read more

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