Marc Pierini

Visiting Scholar
Carnegie Europe
Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.
 

Education

MA, Economic Sciences, University of Aix en Provence 

Languages

English; French; Italian

Contact Information

 

Marc Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

Pierini was a career EU diplomat from December 1976 to April 2012. He was EU ambassador and head of delegation to Turkey (2006–2011) and ambassador to Tunisia and Libya (2002–2006), Syria (1998–2002), and Morocco (1991–1995). He also served as the first coordinator for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, or the Barcelona Process, from 1995 to 1998 and was the main negotiator for the release of the Bulgarian hostages from Libya from 2004 to 2007.

Pierini served as counselor in the cabinet of two European commissioners: Claude Cheysson, from 1979 to 1981, and Abel Matutes, from 1989 to 1991. He has published three essays in French: “Le prix de la liberté,” “Télégrammes diplomatiques,” and “Où va la Turquie?.”

Pierini is a member of the International Council of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille.

  • Strategic Europe January 13, 2015
    After the Paris Attacks

    The initial show of unity after recent killings in Paris was remarkable. But that unity may falter if France’s leaders do not protect the country’s social fabric.

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  • Turkey
    Op-Ed EUobserver January 9, 2015
    Putin and Erdoğan: A New Year and New Challenges in the EU Neighborhood

    Putin and Erdogan will keep contradicting or chastising the EU as often as their highly charged populist political style requires, while engaging the EU for vital economic reasons.

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  • Turkey
    Op-Ed EUobserver December 18, 2014
    EU-Turkey Ties Will Survive War of Words

    A more assertive relationship with Turkey is in store for the European Union, but the assertiveness will likely be both ways.

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  • Mogherini; Erdogan
    Paper December 10, 2014
    A Moment of Opportunity in the EU-Turkey Relationship

    EU-Turkey relations have grown very fast in recent years. Now, the pair should deepen their relationship by working together on issues that are of vital importance for both.

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  • Strategic Europe December 9, 2014
    Why France Should Not Deliver the Mistral Ships to Russia

    France has been wavering over whether to honor a contract for the sale of two warships to Russia. Together with its Euro-Atlantic partners, Paris should cancel the deal.

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  • Tusk; Mogherini; Juncker; European Union
    Op-Ed EUobserver December 3, 2014
    New Trio of EU Leaders Has Chance to Make a Difference

    The EU’s three new leaders have the tools and the rank to tackle Europe’s crises. To be successful, the trio needs the support of member states and the trust of the United States.

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  • Kobane
    Strategic Europe October 17, 2014
    Understanding Turkey’s Take on the Islamic State

    Ankara should acknowledge that political realities and threats in the Middle East are changing fast. And the West should support a change in Turkish policy.

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  • Strategic Europe October 10, 2014
    Kobanê and Beyond: Unfathomable Risks for Turkey and the Kurds

    If Islamic State militants were to gain control of Syrian Kurdish areas, it would trigger a political earthquake among the Kurdish communities of Turkey and Western Europe.

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  • ISIS
    Article October 2, 2014
    The European Union Must Face the Islamic State

    The Islamic State is posing an unprecedented type of threat to the West, especially to European states. The European Union must respond by focusing on five key priorities.

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  • Strategic Europe September 22, 2014
    Tensions on the Turkish Border

    Chaos has descended along Turkey’s frontier with Syria. That raises a number of questions about Ankara’s efforts to combat the Islamic State militants.

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  • Turkey; Kobane
    Nato Channel TV October 14, 2014
    Turkey’s Border Threat and NATO’s Role

    The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.

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  • Islamic State
    euronews October 8, 2014
    Born in Europe to Fight Foreign Wars?

    What can the EU do to prevent its citizens from leaving for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and becoming a domestic threat once they return to European soil?

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  • European Union
    Euronews December 19, 2013
    Defense Tops the Agenda for EU Leaders

    At December’s European Council summit, European defense topped the agenda for EU leaders. One key issue under discussion was pooling and sharing of military capabilities.

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  • Unrest
    Voice of Russia June 25, 2013
    Division Between Supporters and Opponents of Morsi

    Tension has increased between supporters and opponents of President Morsi, with both threatening to stage mass protests on the one year anniversary of the president taking office.

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  • Erdogan
    China Radio International's Beyond Beijing April 4, 2013
    Turkey at the Political and Geographic Nexus

    Turkey has experienced rising influence, but struggles with internal divides. Currently, it is dealing with regional developments in pursuing peace with the PKK and Israel.

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  • Erdogan
    Fox News April 4, 2013
    Is Turkey Taking the Lead Against Assad's Regime?

    Following the Syrian crisis, Turkey's main role will be that of providing reconstruction aid.

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  • Turkey
    January 27, 2015 Brussels
    Recharting EU-Turkey Relations

    Following recent EU leadership changes and the election of a new president and the creation of a new cabinet in Turkey, can the EU-Turkey relationship be revitalized?

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  • Turkey; Gezi
    September 25, 2013 Brussels
    Beyond the Ballot Box: Advancing Democracy in Turkey

    The increasingly authoritarian practices and restrictions on individual freedoms in Turkey are at odds with the ruling Justice and Development Party’s stated objective of establishing an advanced democracy.

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  • January 23, 2013 Brussels
    Poor Record, Positive Solutions: Advancing Press Freedom in Turkey

    The judicial prosecution and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey hit record highs in recent years, damaging the country’s image.

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  • M.Pierini; S.Ülgen; H.Grabbe; H.E. Selim Yenel
    December 12, 2012 Brussels
    Breaking the Turkey-EU Stalemate

    Can Ankara and Brussels develop a framework for reinvigorating the relationship, or is it time for the two to go their separate ways?

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