Danilo TurkFormer President of Slovenia.
Expertise : Global Governance; Jurisprudence; Diplomacy
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Dr. Danilo Türk, Former President of Slovenia. Danilo Turk, graduate from Law School of Ljubljana University in Slovenia in 1975, is a senior politician, world renowned diplomat, jurist, and international expert. In 1992, he became the first Slovenia's ambassador to the United Nations, and worked as the United Nations Security Council Chairman two times. He served as UN assistant general secretary in 2000. In November 11th, 2007, he was elected president of the Republic of Slovenia. And in December 22nd, 2012, he stepped down. In 2016, he participated in the election of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Reform of the world trading system: Why and how?
The world is threatened by tariff hikes and prospects of a trade war, accompanied by improvised suggestions for abrupt changes in the international trading system. This is not only frightening but also paradoxical in light of the fairly consistent and positive developments in the global trade system over the past decades....2018-08-23
China’s reform, opening-up: Three key messages
The past 40 years have witnessed one of the most spectacular changes in history. Not only was China - in its period of reform and opening-up - able to lift more than 800 million people out of poverty, it has also influenced, in a very positive manner, the global economic development....2018-08-13
In search of balance: Intellectual property and technology transfer
This June the EU issued a formal communication following the dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization. The EU is requesting consultations with China relating to Article 64 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The EU alleges China imposes restrictions on foreign intellectual property rights holders, who, because of restrictions, cannot freely negotiate market–based contractual terms of licensing and other technology-related contracts. The...2018-08-13
Danilo Türk: The Belt and Road from the global and European perspectives
As British Prime Minister Theresa May continues her official visit to China, academics and high-profile politicians are debating the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative at the University of Cambridge. During the forum, a lecture given by Dr Danilo Türk - Slovenian diplomat, Professor of International Law, former President of Slovenia (2007 to 2012), former Assistant Secretary General of the UN, and Non-resident senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin Univers...2018-02-07
DaniloTürk: Bridge building of the BRI can help build stability and peace of the world
Dr Türk concluded his lecture by stating: "Building bridges is a good metaphor in politics in general and international relations in particular. There is no surplus of bridges in our world. We clearly need a few more. The Belt and Road Initiative and its central idea – connectivity – comes close to the building of bridges in its technical meaning, as an exercise of construction. And as any construction, bridge building must observe the relevant technical standards, the right choice of location, ...2018-02-07
Danilo Turk: Why Am I Optimistic about China`s Road and Prospect
ChinaReview Studio recently planned a set of TED Talks on "China`s Road and Prospect". The theme for this column is "Why Am I Optimistic about China`s Road and Prospect"....2017-11-21
Danilo Turk: How to keep Europe together
Turk was discussing how Europe can remain united, particularly given the rise of far-right nationalism across the continent and secessionist movements like that currently happening in Spain which have combined to derail the EU`s motto of "Unity in Diversity". ...2017-11-14
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,