EPC in the debate

Members of the EPC team regularly speak at conferences and seminars and moderate high-level publications in Brussels, EU Member States and beyond, and contribute to outside publications.

EPIM Policy Update February 2017
24 February 2017

The EPIM Policy Update of February 2017, prepared for organisations interested in European policy developments in the areas of migration, integration and mobility, is now available here. This edition focuses on the deteriorating conditions in reception centres in Greece and the Balkans, the European Council's request to close down the central Mediterranean migration route and the ongoing challenges the EU-Turkey Statement poses.

From growth to well-being
23 February 2017

Claire Dhéret spoke at the Monthly Forum of ETUI on 23 February 2017 and provided comments on the new policy brief ‘From growth to well-being: a new paradigm for EU economic governance’. 

Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?
22 February 2017

Amanda Paul was one of the experts that contributed to Carnegie Europe's weekly column 'Judy asks'. This week, the question was 'Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?'

The Future of a More Differentiated E(M)U – Necessities, Options, Choices
17 February 2017

Janis Emmanouilidis wrote a paper on 'The Future of a More Differentiated E(M)U – Necessities, Options, Choices', prepared within the context of the project EU60: Re-Founding Europe. The Responsibility to Propose. This initiative was launched by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), in cooperation with the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) and in the framework of IAI’s strategic partnership with the Compagnia di San Paolo, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.

The paper argues that future EMU reforms will require a higher level of differentiation between Euro and non-Euro countries. However, the creation of a closed core Europe involving merely the “willing and able,” which would establish a two-tier Europe with different institutionalized classes of membership, is neither likely nor desirable. It should not be the Leitbild (guiding concept) steering the way towards a more differentiated Europe. The EU and its members should rather adhere to the notion of functional-pragmatic differentiation by applying instruments of differentiated integration foreseen by the EU Treaties. However, given the experience since 2010, member states are likely to continue to revert to intergovernmental avenues of differentiation outside the EU’s framework. In this case, it would be advisable to make sure that future agreements/arrangements follow the logic and principles of an intergovernmental avant-garde to avoid some of the risks linked to a higher level of cooperation outside the Union’s legal framework.

Building resilience in the Western Balkans
16 February 2017

Corina Stratulat spoke on 'Internal drivers of fragility' at the EUISS expert workshop on 'Building resilience in the Western Balkans' organised by the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Brussels. 

Climate policies
16 February 2017

Romain Pardo talked about the EU’s climate policies and the international climate negotiations to a Delegation of the Republic Of Turkey's Ministry Of Environment And Urbanization in Brussels on 16 February.

European Volatility Makes Economic Development Slower for Ukraine
15 February 2017

Fabian Zuleeg wrote an article on how 'European Volatility Makes Economic Development Slower for Ukraine' for Emerging Europe. 

Brainstorm Meeting on the Balkans in Europe
14 February 2017

As member of the Balkans in European Policy Advisory Group (Biepag), Corina Stratulat participated in a Brainstorming Meeting organised by the European Fund for the Balkans and the Centre for Southeast European Studies in Graz, Austria on 13 and 14 February 2017. 

New Pact for Europe and EU-Israel relations
9 February 2017

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer and Andrea Frontini spoke to a delegation of MA students from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the role of think tanks in Brussels, the New Pact for Europe project and the EU-Israel Strategic Dialogue.

Brexit: How will the divorce unfold from here?
9 February 2017

Andrew Duff's EPC publication 'Brexit: the launch of Article 50' was featured on the Policy Network website

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