European Politics and Institutions

Absorption capacity: old wine in new bottles?
25 September 2006

On the eve of the European Commission’s report on whether Bulgaria and Romania are ready to join the EU in January 2007, Guillaume Durand and Antonio Missiroli consider the vexed question of the Union’s capacity to absorb new members.


Security sector reform in the Balkans: a key to ending conflict
28 June 2006

Security sector reform is essential in post-conflict countries in the Balkans to achieve sustainable peace, argues Lucia Montanaro-Jankovski in this Policy Brief.


One size fits all? Tailored integration policies for migrants in the European Union
4 May 2006

This Working Paper by Elizabeth Collett warns that EU Member States’ integration policies have not kept pace with these developments and neglect the needs of temporary migrants.


Muslims in Europe: addressing the challenges of radicalisation
24 March 2006

This Working Paper by Mirjam Dittrich charts the growth of ‘Euro-Islam’, considers the factors which contribute to violent radicalisation, warns of the risks associated with failed integration, and argues for concerted action at EU and Member State level to bring Europe’s Muslims ‘in from the cold’ and prevent the feared ‘clash of civilisations’.


The role of Balkan Muslims in building a European Islam
25 November 2005

This Issue Paper, by Xavier Bougarel, examines the history and nature of the Muslim communities in the Balkans, and assesses the relationship between Balkan Islam and the Muslim world and the place the former occupies in the emerging pan-European Islamic public space. 


Communicating Europe to the world: what public diplomacy for the EU?
15 November 2005

In this Working Paper, Dov Lynch analyses the roots of the problem and suggests some first steps towards an effective European Union public diplomacy strategy.


Good cops, bad mobs? EU policies to fight trans-national organised crime in the Western Balkans
11 October 2005

This Issue Paper by Lucia Montanaro-Jankovski examines all the different facets of this problem, assesses the EU's response, and advocates a more comprehensive and coherent approach.


Financing Europe - the budget conundrum
29 September 2005

This Issue Paper explains the background to the current round of talks, highlights the weaknesses and contradictions of the main actors involved, and warns of the pernicious consequences this could have for the Union as a whole.


Cyprus - Looking to a Future Beyond the Past
13 May 2005
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

One year after the rejection of the United Nations' Peace Plan for Cyprus, commonly known as the Annan Plan, Amanda Akçakoca, examines the prospects for renewed talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reunify the island and end the division that has lasted for more than 30 years.


Ratify the Constitution - Strengthen EU Democracy
27 April 2005

This Issue Paper examines the underlying malaise displayed by sections of public opinion towards the European Union in some current Constitutional Treaty referendum campaigns


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