European Politics and Institutions

Belgrade-Pristina: mirror images from the Balkans
16 March 2009

While official relations between Serbia and Kosovo remain blocked, young people are building their own informal contacts and Kosovo’s population is more concerned with practical improvements such as being allowed to travel abroad, speakers told an EPC Policy Dialogue organised with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo, in cooperation with the IKV Pax Christi and South East Europe TV Exchanges.


Turkey as an energy hub for Europe: prospects and challenges
4 March 2009

Turkey is developing as an energy hub between suppliers in the East and the EU, and the Nabucco pipeline could be a major channel for transporting oil and gas - but work on it needs to begin before it is too late, speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised in partnership with TUSKON.


2009 EU Presidency: a first Czech-up
18 February 2009

The start of the Czech EU Presidency was dominated by two “sharp and slippery turns” - the Gaza conflict and the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute - and the Presidency intervened decisively to help resolve these crises, Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra told a Breakfast Briefing.


The Regional Cooperation Council: South East Europe one year on and the challenges ahead
10 February 2009

Political leaders in South East Europe must take responsibility for ensuring that the region can continue to advance, Hido Bisčević, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, told a Breakfast Briefing.


Challenges for the European Parliament in a year of change
10 February 2009

The European Parliament has notched up some notable successes since the last Euro-elections in 2004, leaders of the three largest political groups in the Parliament agreed at a special debate.


Turkey-EU relations: the opposition's view
10 February 2009

Turkey’s membership negotiations with the EU are “practically stagnating” and need new impetus, with a more solid promise from Europe and a target date for membership in a foreseeable future, Deniz Baykal, President of the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP), told a Policy Briefing.


The world in 2009: a year for Europe?
27 January 2009

Europe without the Balkans would be incomplete and European integration is the only way Greece’s neighbours can escape their past and engage with the world, Dora Bakoyannis, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs, told a Breakfast Briefing.


Eurostars and Eurocities: free movement and mobility in an integrated Europe
27 January 2009

The right of free movement between EU Member States is a key aspect of EU integration, but only 2-4% of Europeans actually take advantage of it and many find it harder than they anticipated, given the complexities of arranging housing, pensions and childcare, Professor Adrian Favell told an EPC Sixty-Minute Briefing.


The struggles of contemporary Turkey
27 January 2009

Turkey is undergoing rapid change, freedom of speech has increased, old taboos are breaking down and civil society is now more involved in politics, speakers told a Policy Dialogue, held in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia de San Paolo.


Will Serbia catch the EU train?
26 January 2009

Serbia may no longer be “the last car in the Balkan express” to EU membership, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


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