European Politics and Institutions

Turmoil in Turkey - What's it all about and where is it heading?
24 January 2014

This Dialogue analysed the current situation in the country, its impact, possible future scenarios, including how it may affect relations with Turkey’s allies, including the EU.

Turmoil in Turkey

Kosovo's stride towards the EU - Next steps towards visa liberalisation
16 January 2014

Kosovo is well on the way to delivering what is required by the European Commission to qualify for EU candidate status, expressed the country's Minister for European Integration, Vlora Citaku.

Kosovo's stride towards the EU

Judicial reform in Turkey - A critical assessment
18 December 2013

Turkey's long-running efforts at judicial reform are delivering genuine improvements but these positive steps had been piecemeal and had still not been translated into public trust.

Judicial reform in Turkey

Greece's priorities for the Council Presidency
29 November 2013

Greece faces an "interesting and challenging" six-month EU presidency starting on 1 January, said Theodoros Sotiropoulos, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU.

Greece's priorities for the Council Presidency

Turkey and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – Realities and expectations
26 November 2013

Turkey’s Customs Union with the EU might be in question unless the country's interests are protected in the current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks.

Turkey and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

After Croatia - Re-energising EU enlargement policy on the Balkans
25 November 2013

There is growing concern that, following the "big bang" expansion in 2004, enlargement momentum is slowing. However, the Balkans enlargement drive is re-energising the whole process, with other countries in the accession waiting room "moving forward".

After Croatia

Albania and the EU - The new government's roadmap to 'candidate status'
22 November 2013

After two “Nos” in 2010 and 2011 and a conditional recommendation for ‘candidate status’ in 2012, Albania was finally given the green light by the European Commission for the candidate status on 16 October.

Albania and the EU

Post-Summit Policy Briefing
28 October 2013

The October European Council was a rather low-key affair, with no ground-breaking decisions taken on any of the main issues on the agenda. While EU leaders have pledged to discuss key issues at future summits, there is a danger of complacency.

Post-Summit Policy Briefing

The future of the Western Balkans and the role of Turkey
25 September 2013

Having been absent from the Western Balkans for a long time, Turkey has made a steady comeback over the last decade, but must ensure that it takes an “inclusive” approach towards engaging with the region and not repeat previous mistakes.

The future of the Western Balkans and the role of Turkey

European energy policy - Towards greater solidarity
12 September 2013

The EU must address energy supply security and the continuing failure to complete the Internal Energy Market if it is to deliver affordable energy to the economy and keep promises to deliver economic growth and create jobs.

European energy policy - Towards greater solidarity

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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