Tackling the multiple challenges of climate change is a matter of the highest priority for both the Gulf states and the European Union. Incoming EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced that a “Green Deal for Europe” will be her top priority, while all six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) […]
Dr. Christian Koch participated in the discussion on “The Role of Non-State Actors in the Western Balkans” organized by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels. The event featured a discussion on the influence of non-state actors, such as Russia, Turkey, China and the Gulf countries within the Balkan region in particular in […]
Dr. Christian Koch held a meeting with Hannah Neumann, Member of the European Parliament and recently elected chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Arabian Peninsula, to discuss cooperation and topics of common interest.
As part of a Stakeholder Dialogue trip to several European countries led by the Bertelsmann Foundation and within the framework of the project of “EU and Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Strategies for the European Neighbourhood,” Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor to the Bussola Institute took part in the following meetings: Nov. 4, 2019: […]
Dr. Christian Koch spoke in a panel discussion on “International Actors in the Yemen War” focusing on Saudi Arabia and the UAE as part of a debate organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and held in Berlin, Germany
Dr. Christian Koch took part in the working group meeting on “Media Narratives and Discursive Integration in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula” held in the framework of the Tafahum project and held in Bonn, Germany
Dr. Christian Koch spoke at a roundtable event organized by the European Policy Centre and the Crisis Management Initiative on “The Impact of the Iran Crisis on the South Caucasus, the Gulf region and beyond” held at the European Policy Centre in their Brussels office. Following initial remarks by several speakers including Dr. Koch, there […]
Dr. Christian Koch held a meeting with H.E. Alsada Yousuf Khalifa, the Ambassador of the Brussels Delegation of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). Dr. Koch and H.E. Amb. Khalifa discussed areas of potential cooperation and engaged in an assessment of the current state of EU-GCC relations.
Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor, and Angus Taverner, Director for Communications participated in a day-long conference organized by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation on “The European Union and the GCC: The Path to a new relationship” and held in Brussels. The conference brought together specialists and policy officials from the GCC states and the European institutions and […]
The Secretary-General of the Bussola Institute John Dennehy and Dr. Christian Koch, Senior Advisor held a meeting with Gabriel Munuera Vinals, the Head of Division for the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Regional Policies at the European External Action Service (EEAS). The meeting focused on an assessment of current developments in the Gulf region and how […]