European Politics and Institutions

Turkey-EU relations
19 January 2009

EU membership remains a top priority for Turkey, and Ankara is being “decisive” in making the reforms that will move this forward, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the EU
16 December 2008

The three e’s – the economy, energy and external relations – will be the incoming Czech Presidency’s three priorities, Milena Vicenová, the country’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty
8 December 2008

Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin, speaking at the start of “an extremely important week” for the EU and Ireland, said he was hopeful that the 11-12 December EU Summit would be able to agree a “road map on the way forward” on the Lisbon Treaty.

Giving the citizens a voice in the current economic crisis
3 December 2008

The European Citizens’ Consultations 2009 will enable thousands of people across Europe to discuss what role the EU can play in shaping our economic and social future - through an online forum and national consultations in every EU Member State, culminating in a European Citizens’ Summit on the eve of the Euro-elections.

Campaigners against the EU: who, where, how and why?
2 December 2008

Euroscepticism is increasing, but this might actually be “a good thing” as it prompts a more serious debate on European issues, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Empowerment of Muslim women: reality or wishful thinking?
27 November 2008

A growing movement of scholars are reinterpreting Islamic texts to argue for family law reforms to ensure equal treatment of Muslim men and women, speakers told a Policy Dialogue, in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation with support from the US Mission.

The European Parliament at a crossroads
26 November 2008

The European Parliament can play an important role in helping the EU to weather the current economic storm and politicians should focus on this in the forthcoming Euro-elections, the Parliament’s former Secretary-General Sir Julian Priestly told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

Justice, reconciliation and EU integration in the Western Balkans: the legacy of the ICTY
25 November 2008

Western Balkan countries’ hopes of joining the EU depend partly on their cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), by dealing seriously with war criminals and signalling that they cannot operate with impunity, as this is crucial to build reconciliation, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Public opinion in the Balkans: between hope and disenchantment
17 November 2008

Most people in the Balkans are very realistic about the prospects for eventual EU membership, recognising that major challenges lie ahead.

Countering youth radicalisation: what works, what doesn't?
29 October 2008

Many young people feel frustrated about political events, but only become radicalised when they are offered an extremist Islamist rhetoric that provides them with a “them and us” narrative, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue held in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation and supported by the US Mission to the EU.

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Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Project Leader of the joint EPC-Stiftung Mercator project ‘Connecting Europe’

Julian Rappold

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Amanda Paul
Corina Stratulat
Paul Ivan

Policy Analyst

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer

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Paul Butcher