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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  • A Central Bank as the Symbol of Turkey’s Political Thriller
    • Thursday, July 11, 2019

    A Central Bank as the Symbol of Turkey’s Political Thriller

    As Turkey continues to forge its own economic and political path, the issue is how much more damage the current system of governance will inflict on the country, and how long and costly fixing the destruction will be.

  • Turkey’s Three Moments of Truth
    • Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Turkey’s Three Moments of Truth

    The Turkish leadership has not only turned its back on its proclaimed European ambitions. It has also launched itself into a different political, legal, and ethical orbit.

  • The Centrality of the Rule of Law for the EU
    • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The Centrality of the Rule of Law for the EU

    European leaders should do more to preserve the rule of law, which is both a domestic and a foreign policy matter—and the cornerstone of the EU’s outlook and goals.

  • Erdoğan’s Four Challenges
    • Thursday, April 04, 2019

    Erdoğan’s Four Challenges

    Turkey’s president suffered a frustrating setback in local government elections as democratic resilience prevailed. Watch out for the impact on the economy, the rule of law, defense, and Syria.

  • Four Game Changers in Europe’s South
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Four Game Changers in Europe’s South

    Iran, Turkey, and Russia are deepening their footprints in the Middle East, while the United States’ role is becoming more uncertain. The EU must now confront this new geopolitical landscape.

  • Turkey and the West: What to Expect in 2019?
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Turkey and the West: What to Expect in 2019?

    Four big issues will dominate Turkey’s policy agenda this year. The net result is growing uncertainty about the country’s reliability among its Western allies.

  • Russia’s Gas Strategy Gets Help From Turkey
    • Monday, December 03, 2018

    Russia’s Gas Strategy Gets Help From Turkey

    The Turkish Stream pipeline will make Ankara more energy dependent on Moscow. It will also give Russia a bigger energy foothold in Europe.

  • Turkey’s All-Out Diplomacy
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Turkey’s All-Out Diplomacy

    President Erdogan is now projecting a foreign policy in which Turkey is described as being part of the solution to crises. In reality, it’s about winning foreign support to compensate for the mounting political and economic tensions at home.

  • President Erdoğan Goes to Berlin
    • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    President Erdoğan Goes to Berlin

    Germany, the EU, and Turkey have a lot at stake in current economic, humanitarian, and rule-of-law crisis. Berlin wants to help, but not at any price.

  • The European Union and the New Turkey
    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    The European Union and the New Turkey

    The EU should continue to increase its support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. This is probably an even more arduous task than before the election.

Education

MA, Economic Sciences, University of Aix en Provence 

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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