Trends and Opportunities in EU-GCC Trade Relations

On 25 August 2020, the Bussola Institute held a special webinar on trade in the context of EU-GCC relations. A panel of distinguished, experts, including former President of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese and current EU Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan, and key policymakers from Europe and the Gulf delivered key insights and explored how the […]

Solidarity in A Time of Pandemic

On 5 August, 2020, the Bussola Institute held a unique ‘on-line’ cultural event reflecting on the themes of solidarity and shared experience during this unprecedented time of pandemic. Four celebrated musicians, Jean and Fiona Kelly, Attab Haddad and Louise Anne Duggan, from Arabic sounds and Western melodic flavours, showcasing fusion across world music: the lyrical […]

The Way Forward in Libya

On July 14, Ms Rosamaria Gili from the EEAS, Dr Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg, Assistant Secretary General, for Political and Negotiations Affairs, Gulf Cooperation Council, and Dr Abdullah K. Al-Saud virtually gathered to discuss the way forward in Libya. The June 2020 Cairo Declaration proposed a ceasefire in Libya followed by the withdrawal of […]

Technology, Research Networks and Knowledge Transfer

On 8 July, the Bussola Institute organised a webinar entitled “Technology, Research Networks and Knowledge Transfer: Promoting Collaboration and Investment between the GCC and the EU.” A distinguished panel of experts from Europe and the Gulf sought to explore how the EU and the GCC might develop stronger research networks to contribute to better and […]

Post-COVID-19 Europe: A Shift in Strategic Direction?

On July 1, 2020, the Bussola Institute organised a unique webinar on “Post-COVID-19 Europe: A Shift in Strategic Direction?”. Former NATO chief and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, ex-Irish President Mary McAleese, ex-Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor and former European Commissioner and Greek Minister Anna Diamantopoulou discussed Europe’s […]

COVID-19 and its Impact on EU-GCC-Asia Connectivity

On Wednesday, 17 June, the Bussola Institute organised a webinar on COVID-19 and its impact on EU-GCC-Asia connectivity. During the event, Dr Guy Burton, Mr Hasan Alhasan and Mr Tobias Gehrke sought to discuss the shifting geo-strategic and geo-economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the EU and the GCC react to the growing […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for EU-GCC Relations

The Bussola Institute organised a virtual seminar focusing on the possible implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of relations between Europe and the Arab Gulf. The focus of the discussion was on the economic, societal and strategic issues that will inevitably have to be addressed as societies in both regions start to regain […]

Prayer in a Time of Crisis: Solidarity Through Faith

As part of its ongoing interfaith programme promoting tolerance, diversity and inclusion, “The Values that Bind Us”, the Bussola Institute organised a unique webinar entitled “Prayer in a Time of Crisis: Solidarity Through Faith”. The Coronavirus Pandemic is a human, economic and social crisis of a magnitude that has not been seen in living memory and […]

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