European Politics and Institutions

The 'State of Europe' 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
5 November 2009

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the ‘heady’ liberation of Eastern European countries were totally unexpected, as was the speed at which they transformed themselves into free-market economies, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue, organised in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Turkish foreign policy: where is it headed?
30 October 2009

In recent years Turkey has adopted a proactive, multi-polar foreign policy with soft power initiatives toward the Middle East, the Caucasus, Russia and beyond, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue, held in cooperation with TUSKON.

December 2009 and EU-turkey relations
29 October 2009

Markos Kyprianou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus discussed Turkey’s EU accession and the “Cyprus problem” at a Breakfast Briefing.

"New European" entrepreneurs: creating jobs, breaking stereotypes
27 October 2009

Ethnic minority entrepreneurs are emerging as key economic actors across the European Union, providing jobs both within and outside their community, agreed speakers at an EPC Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the United States Mission to the European Union.

EU enlargement: progress and prospects
22 October 2009

The EU enlargement programme continues to achieve progress despite the delays over ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, as all candidate and potential candidate countries have made progress, agreed speakers at a Policy Dialogue.

Human mobility, rights and development
13 October 2009

The new United Nations Development Report clearly illustrates the links between human rights, migration and development, and international human rights’ mechanisms should be used to protect migrants and their families at all stages of their journey, said speakers at a Policy Briefing.

Turkey and the EU: achieving synergy in foreign policy
2 October 2009

Turkey’s place is in Europe, as Ankara and Brussels share the same values, foreign policy objectives, and operate in the same political ‘neighbourhood’, said Ahmet Davutoğlu,Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs at a Breakfast Briefing, held in cooperation with TUSKON.

What future for the EU in counterterrorism?
17 September 2009

Turkey in Europe: breaking the vicious circle
7 September 2009

The EU risks damaging its credibility if it fails to honour its commitments in Turkey’s accession negotiations - and negative attitudes inside the Union have already soured Turkish public opinion and weakened Ankara’s government resolve to continue its internal reforms - speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised in collaboration with the Open Society Institute and the British Council

Turkey's EU accession process: the state of play
25 June 2009

Turkey is updating its institutions and laws in preparation for its EU membership, which it sees as a ‘win-win’ situation’ for both Ankara and Brussels, Egemen Bağış, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator for EU accession, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing, organised in collaboration with the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSIAD).

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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