European Politics and Institutions

Making the most of the Lisbon Treaty
7 July 2010

The Lisbon Treaty introduces new actors on the scene: European President and Foreign Policy Chief, and gives institutions like the European Parliament new powers, said Catherine Day, Secretary General, European Commission at a Breakfast Briefing.

Implementing the Stockholm Programme: priorities for the Commissioner for Home Affairs
22 June 2010

Home affairs policies must safeguard citizens’ fundamental rights and we must deliver concrete results in an area that is close to citizens’ hearts, said Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, at a Breakfast Briefing.

The priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the EU
11 June 2010

Jean de Ruyt, Belgian Permanent Representative to the EU, outlined the tasks facing the Belgian EU Presidency between July and December 2010. This includes overseeing economic and foreign policy.

Democracy in Turkey
8 June 2010

During a Policy Dialogue, speakers disagreed about whether Turkey had reached the goal of being a democracy, but agreed that it was an emerging regional political power, and should become an EU member.

Justice, freedom and security in the EU: a stock-taking
7 June 2010

Jonathan Faull, Director General of the European Commission’s Justice, Freedom and Security (JLS) Department described the large impact that the Lisbon Treaty has on JLS at a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The global crisis and the Turkish economy
3 June 2010

At a Policy Briefing held in cooperation with TUSKON, Mehmet Şimşek, Turkish Finance Minister explained Turkey’s resilience to the global crisis and how EU membership could benefit both Turkey and the EU.

Visions for Europe
3 June 2010

The EU is sliding towards intergovernmentalism and needs to reaffirm its faith in the ‘Community’ to deal with current problems, said Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of the ALDE Group, European Parliament, at the first in a ‘Visions of Europe’ briefing.

Turkish Foreign Policy and the Middle East
31 May 2010

In collaboration with the Istanbul based think tank TESEV, experts discussed the impact on Turkey’s to Middle East Foreign Policy towards the countries of the region and its perception in the West.

En route to the EU: progress and challenges for Albania
27 April 2010

European integration is of “pivotal importance” for Albania, said Foreign and Deputy Prime Minister Ilir Meta at a briefing.

Turkey on the rise
23 March 2010

At a lunch, His Excellency Ali Babacan, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Economics Minister talked about Turkey’s continual progress and its right to EU membership.

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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