MAP6 - Euro-BRICS Special
With this special MAP issue devoted to future Euro-BRICS co-operation, LEAP/E2020 continues its exploration of the path which leads to the world after the crisis. In this case, with the Euro-BRICS partnership it’s a question of anticipating the processes which will make it possible to build twenty first century governance and allow a peaceful rebalancing of relations between the planet’s key powers. LEAP/E2020 - MGIMO
Results of the fourth BRICS summit and the outlook for cooperation between the BRICS and the European Union, by Prof. Valery Vorobiev.
The fourth BRICS summit drew to a close on Thursday the 29th March 2012 in New Delhi. In their six years of existence, the BRICS have become a factor of global importance. Made up of the largest emerging powers of the four corners of the globe, they account for 43% of the world’s population and 25% of its GDP. Download MAP6-May2012 (free)
Extract from the conclusions of the Euro-BRICS Process founding seminar, by LEAP.
In the framework of this first Euro-Brics seminar, the last session consisted of a general brain-storming panel aimed at identifying themes of common interest, therefore likely to provide the basis to the agenda of a first Euro-Brics Summit. The following nine key points were identified... Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
Prospects of a EuroBRICS strategic cooperation: a view from Brazil, by Alexander Zhebit.
prospect of an economic and political union between the BRICS and the Euroland may be an illusion, although not at all impossible. Instead, a road map to a Euroland-BRICS strategic cooperation or even partnership may and should be traced, if we adhere to the LEAP declared purpose and if agree with some conclusions that are made on the basis of an empirical evidence. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
Russia and Brazil in the BRICS group - future ambitions, by Ludmila Okouneva.
The principles shared by the BRICS (and stated in March 2012 at the five countries’ summit in New Delhi), such as the necessity for overhauling the international and economic financial system, these countries’ right and proper role in the world economy as well as the principles of non-alienation, from the free choice of priorities in international policy, etc. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
The Role of Euro-BRICS cooperation, by Chandrasekharan Jayanthi.
If we are looking ahead to a strong future for Indo-European Union (EU) relations, it has to go beyond crystalball gazing. The EU is now a conglomerate of 27 members and, come July 2013, it will have 28 members with the inclusion of Croatia. The European Union is the single largest economic player in the world today with considerable economic weight and global influence. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
BRICS cooperation serving trade policy formation and the priorities of BRICS and Euro-BRICS cooperation, by Dr. Tatiana M. Isachenko.
Trade policy is generally understood as a complex of measures that permit the most effective use of economic development’s external factors to increase a country’s share in world trade and investment. Understanding this proves the necessity of Russia’s participation in trade negotiations and the settingup and implementation of favorable agreements. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
China’s Policymakers One Inch Closer to Opening Capital Account, by Zhu Changzheng.
Recent proposals issued by China’s central bank point to substantial shifts in plans for capital account convertibility. Will it be a step on the long march towards more Euro-BRICS cooperation to get out of a Dollar dominated global monetary system? Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
Prospects for collaboration in the knowledge economy field, by Anna Makarenko.
In the knowledge economy, the human factor becomes an essential resource. However, its potential in the BRICS countries still remains under-exploited. It must be used more, thanks to significant reform of the education system and by guaranteeing employees adequate access to new technologies. In this respect, co-operation between the EU and the BRICS would be very beneficial. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
The European path to space is via China and Russia, by Stefan Hilgermann .
The most powerful rockets, boundless motivation and streams of funding - whoever wishes to get to grips with the idea of which nation is best equipped to pass the winning post in the medium term among the space nations should look towards China. In any case this is Thomas Reiter’s opinion,one of the ESA directors, who has just visited the Peoples’ Republic and who was deeply impressed by what he saw. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
Euro-BRICS and sovereign technologies: Space, by Jean-Paul Baquiast.
Sovereign technologies are those which make it possible for a geopolitical power to assert its desire for independence and power in a now multipolar world. For that, they must be developed by this power with its own resources. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)
EUROPE, BRICS AND SPACE - A contribution to the debate on Euro-BRICS cooperation in space activities, by Tanja Masson-Zwaan.
The BRICS are indeed fast becoming the space powers of the new millennium and ‘Europe’ needs to continue and intensify its already existing cooperation with the BRICS countries, both in the framework of ESA and the EU. This paper addresses current Euro-BRICS cooperation in the field of space activities, and argues in favour of its further intensification. Download MAP6-May 2012 (free)