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.

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.

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  • The Tunisian Revolution Five Years On
    • Thursday, January 14, 2016

    The Tunisian Revolution Five Years On

    As the country with the only peaceful Arab revolution, Tunisia has made remarkable progress since 2011. But major challenges remain.

  • Turkey and the EU: Old Routine and New Tensions
    • Friday, November 27, 2015

    Turkey and the EU: Old Routine and New Tensions

    From fighting the Islamic State to coping with Europe’s refugee crisis, the EU and Turkey now have even more daunting issues to deal with than in recent years.

  • Five Regional Assessments of the Refugee Crisis
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Five Regional Assessments of the Refugee Crisis

    Five Carnegie Europe scholars discuss how the migration and refugee crisis is affecting different parts of the globe.

  • How Will the EU Deal With Postelection Turkey?
    • Tuesday, November 03, 2015

    How Will the EU Deal With Postelection Turkey?

    Turkey’s future will depend to a large extent on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who remains the towering figure of the country’s politics.

  • Tunisia After the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Tunisia After the Nobel Peace Prize

    This year’s Nobel Peace Prize confers new responsibilities on Tunisian civil society and, more widely, on all those in charge of the country’s future.

  • Erdoğan’s Delicate Visit to Brussels
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Erdoğan’s Delicate Visit to Brussels

    The Turkish president’s forthcoming trip to the EU institutions comes at a critical time for the international community, for the EU, and for Turkey.

  • How to Establish a Workable EU Refugee Policy
    • Friday, September 11, 2015

    How to Establish a Workable EU Refugee Policy

    As Europe’s refugee crisis continues, EU governments urgently need to find concrete solutions. At stake are questions of rights, dignity, and Europe’s moral stance.

  • What to Make of Turkey’s New Counterterrorism Policy
    • Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    What to Make of Turkey’s New Counterterrorism Policy

    Ankara’s recent change of policy toward the Islamic State is a game changer. But the shift coincides with a more perplexing move against Turkey’s Kurdish insurgency.

  • Two Crucial Tests for Turkey
    • Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Two Crucial Tests for Turkey

    Ankara faces two major challenges in the months ahead: forming a new government and participating effectively in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • Turkey’s Postelection Future
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2015

    Turkey’s Postelection Future

    Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary election delivered a surprise result, with losses for the ruling party and gains for the main pro-Kurdish party. What happens next?

Education

MA, Economic Sciences, University of Aix en Provence 

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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