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The EU-Turkey statement: success or failure?
21 March 2017
One year on from the adoption of the EU-Turkey Statement, this EPC debate looked at how far it can be considered a success. The event took the form of a head-to-head between Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman of the European Stability Initiative and ‘architect’ of the EU-Turkey Statement, and Birgit Sippel, an MEP and coordinator of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee.
The Dutch vote - Setting the tone for key elections across Europe?
16 March 2017
This EPC Elections Monitor assessed the outcome of the parliamentary elections that took place on 15 March in the Netherlands and discussed their potential consequences for the country and the EU.
EU-Azerbaijan relations: Taking the relationship to a higher level
7 March 2017
This Policy Dialogue, organised by the European Policy Centre and LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research), under the patronage of the European Parliament’s Green Group, focused on key developments in Azerbaijani-EU relations including key areas for future cooperation.
Towards a strong social investment narrative for Europe - How to get there?
3 March 2017
The EPC recently held a Dialogue with the support of the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) to mark the publication of a new EPC report entitled ‘Social investment first! – A precondition for a strong Social Europe’ and based on discussions held within the EPC expert group on social investment.
The Services Package – Is the EU on the right track?
1 March 2017
The Policy Dialogue looked at the proposals launched by the European Commission on 10 January 2017 to ease the administrative formalities required to provide cross-border services, and to assess national rules on professional services more efficiently.