European Politics and Institutions

EU enlargement to the Balkans: shaken, not stirred
4 November 2013
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat argues that, in its current form, the process of EU enlargement to the Balkans could be heading towards a bottleneck.

A summit of little substance
28 October 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The European Council meeting on 24-25 October was a rather low-key affair, with no ground-breaking decisions taken by EU leaders on the four key topics on the agenda, says Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Post-Summit Commentary.

Pre-Summit Analysis
23 October 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst), Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

The key topics on the agenda of this week’s European Council – the Economic and Monetary Union, growth and jobs, the digital economy and asylum and immigration policy – must be treated with urgency by EU leaders, say EPC analysts in this Pre-Summit Commentary.

People dying at the EU's external borders: Can the Summit find the right answer?
22 October 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

Following the recent human tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea, EU leaders will discuss asylum and immigration policy at this week’s Summit. In this Commentary, Yves Pascouau argues that the EU must provide clear answers on what actions will be taken together at EU level.

Albania and the European Union – No time to depart from the ‘carrot and stick’ approach
16 September 2013
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst) and Gjergji Vurmo (External authors)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Gjergji Vurmo argue that, in response to Albania’s recent strides to meet EU conditions, Brussels should reciprocate.

The European Parliament elections 2014 - Watershed or, again, washed out?
9 September 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Discussion Paper, Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis analyse the prospects and challenges for the next EP vote in May 2014, urging European and national political actors to choose meaningful electoral messages and credible candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission when going up against the anti-EU/euro parties.

The European Parliament - Why should I care?
15 July 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Zuzana Novakova (Doctoral researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

The European Policy Centre – supported by the European Parliament – took a stand this year against the constant lamenting about low public awareness and participation in EP elections by organising a competition entitled: “The European Parliament – Why should I care?”

Between a rock and a hard place: What is Turkey’s place in the transatlantic market?
9 July 2013
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Serdar Yeşilyurt (External authors)

For Turkey, a key partner of both the EU and US, the TTIP represents a considerable economic threat because of its existing Customs Union with the EU, which obliges Ankara to open its market to the countries with which the EU negotiates FTAs, yet at the same time Turkish products and services  are not allowed to enter these third countries since Turkey is not an EU member, write Amanda Paul and Serdar Yeşilyurt in this Commentary. 

Foretastes of a ‘new normal’: the results of a low-profile summit - Post-Summit Analysis
1 July 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 27-28 June European Council was a low-profile affair which attracted little attention beyond the walls of the Justus Lipsius, says Janis A. Emmanouilidis.

Gezi Park one month on: what lies ahead?
27 June 2013
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Demir Murat Seyrek (Senior Policy Advisor, European Foundation for Democracy)

This Commentary by Amanda Paul and Demir Murat Seyrek focuses on the situation in Turkey one month on from the outbreak of mass protests, the steps taken by the government to ease the tension and meet the concerns of the protestors, the impact of the protests on relations with the EU, and their likely impact on the political landscape of Turkey.

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Programme Team

Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Project Leader of the joint EPC-Stiftung Mercator project ‘Connecting Europe’

Julian Rappold

Senior Policy Analysts

Amanda Paul
Corina Stratulat
Paul Ivan

Policy Analyst

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer

Programme Assistant

Paul Butcher