European Politics and Institutions

Not out of the woods yet... - Post-Summit Analysis
22 June 2009

This analysis warns that the decisions taken at the Summit may not be sufficient, per se, to guarantee success, as a number of potential pitfalls still lie ahead.


Post-Election Analysis: Between apathy and anger - but no earthquake
9 June 2009

As the centre-right European People’s Party celebrates and the Socialists lick their wounds after a bruising defeat, this EPC analysis assesses the results of the European Parliament elections and considers what impact they are likely to have on the way the assembly operates and votes over the next five years.


Blue Cards and the 'global battle for talent'
28 May 2009

This Commentary by Elizabeth Collett argues that winning the ‘global battle for talent’ remains vital despite the economic crisis, but questions whether the watered-down scheme just agreed goes far enough to divert the flow of high-skilled workers away from North America and Asia.


Strength in numbers? An evaluation of the 2004-2009 European Parliament
15 May 2009

This Issue Paper by Sara Hagemann analyses the outgoing Parliament’s performance and assesses the impact the 2004 and 2007 EU enlargements have had on the way it operates.


Preparing for transboundary threats: what role for the next Commission?
11 May 2009

This Policy Brief by Arjen Boin, Magnus Ekengren, Sara Myrdal and Mark Rhinard offers a series of recommendations for the next European Commission to lead the EU towards playing a clear, value-added role in coordinating transboundary crisis management.


The next European Commission: tips for the President-elect
28 April 2009

As the Barroso Commission nears the end of its term in office, this Policy Brief by Antonio Missiroli considers the key issues which the President of the next Commission must address to ensure it operates as effectively and efficiently as possible, and makes some recommendations for action when it comes to organising the new Commission and allocating portfolios.


The new Serbia: fast forward towards the EU?
22 January 2009

This Policy Brief by Srdjan Cvijic highlights the stumbling blocks which must be overcome to usher in a new phase in the EU’s relations with Serbia.


What role for the private sector in 'societal security'?
28 October 2008

This Issue Paper by Alyson Bailes, addresses both the conceptual framework of societal security and its practical ramifications in a relevant area: namely, public-private cooperation.


The EU Immigration Pact - from Hague to Stockholm, via Paris
7 October 2008

As EU leaders prepare to sign a new ‘Immigration Pact’ at the 15-16 October European Council, this Policy Brief by Elizabeth Collett analyses the pact’s content and what the changes made to the initial French Presidency draft tell us about the current state of the EU immigration debate.


Making Bosnia and Herzegovina's transformation irreversible
24 June 2008

This Policy Brief by Lidija Topic argues that while the SAA gives BH a contractual relationship with the Union - a crucial building-block towards making its transformation “irreversible” - the continuation of this process is not automatic and BH must now prove its ability to implement the agreement.


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