European Politics and Institutions

Accommodating an independent Scotland: how a British-style constitution for the EU could secure Scotland's future
24 October 2012
Arno Engel (External authors) and Roderick Parkes (External authors)

There is a marked wariness at EU level about the prospect of Scottish independence. But British-style constitutional thinking on flexibility could prove useful in reducing the bloc's difficulties with asymmetry that motivate its hostility towards Scottish independence, write Roderick Parkes and Arno Engel in this Discussion Paper.


Stepping stone to an ambitious deal? – the results of an ‘intermediate summit’ - Post-Summit Analysis
22 October 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The October European Council was a relatively drama-free stepping stone on the way to a more decisive summit in December. The biggest risk now is complacency: EU leaders need to sign up to an ambitious and detailed agenda for a ‘Genuine Economic and Monetary Union’ at their December meeting, writes Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Post-Summit Analysis.


Turkey-EU relations: time to rebuild trust
19 October 2012
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

Turkey’s EU accession negotiations  continue to be riddled with problems. In this Commentary, Amanda Paul looks at the current situation and prospects for the near future.       


A budget for the euro zone?
15 October 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

There is little clarity about the key parameters of a potential eurozone budget, including its size and, more importantly, its purpose, ahead of this week’s EU summit, write Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Commentary.


EU enlargement to the Balkans: the show must go on
11 October 2012
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat calls on European politicians to start actively promoting EU enlargement to the Balkans.


A tale of modern-day capitalism and democracy: in view of the European protests
8 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Claire Dhéret argue that the outbreaks of protest witnessed in many EU member states over the past few years make clear that alongside all the economic difficulties, democratic and social liabilities have become an integral part of the crisis Europe is currently facing.


Turkey and the New Middle East
27 July 2012
Gökhan Bacik (External authors)

In this Commentary, Gökhan Bacik of Zirve University writes that Ankara's inevitable policy is to develop a new strategy of peaceful co-existence with autonomous Kurdish regions in countries such as Iraq and Syria, since it is beyond Turkey's capacity to curtail the 'more autonomy' demands of Kurds in the region.


Armageddon - for Greece, the euro zone and the EU?
27 July 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis argue that, despite the calls for Greece to exit the euro zone becoming louder, it is in Europe's best interests for Greece to stay in the euro.


Political Union: Europe's defining moment
24 July 2012
Josef Janning (Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow)

In this Policy Brief, Josef Janning reviews the current debate and points to its implications for policies, institutions and the integrity of the EU.


Romania’s democracy in reverse gear – en garde, EU!
6 July 2012
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Paul Ivan argue that dealing with democratic problems like those occurring in Romania is as important for the EU as resolving the euro/economic crisis.


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Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis
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Project Leader of the joint EPC-Stiftung Mercator project ‘Connecting Europe’

Julian Rappold
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Senior Policy Analysts

Amanda Paul
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Corina Stratulat
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Paul Ivan
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Policy Analyst

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer
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Paul Butcher
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