European Politics and Institutions

The European Parliament and the December European Council
6 December 2007

Now that a new institutional reform package has been agreed, the “priority of priorities” is to get the Lisbon Treaty ratified in 2008 so that it can enter into force before the 2009 Euro-elections, Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Gaining from migration: moving into a new century
30 November 2007

The world has entered an ‘age of mobility’ as distinct from an ‘age of migration’, and new approaches are needed to respond to this phenomenon, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

The Treaty of Lisbon: implementing the institutional innovations
29 November 2007

The Lisbon Treaty may have been designed to answer critics who said its moribund predecessor lacked clarity, but it shares two characteristics with the Constitution it replaces and with all other treaty documents - how it works in practice will depend on personalities and procedures - speakers agreed at an event organised by the EPC with CEPS and EGMONT to launch a joint study on The Treaty of Lisbon: implementing the institutional innovations.

Priorities of the Slovenian Presidency
29 November 2007

Slovenia is ready for the “enormous challenge” of being the first of the EU’s “youngest” Member States to assume the Presidency, Igor Senčar, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Integrating migrants: halfway to best practice
23 November 2007

EU Member States need to improve their record on integrating their immigrant populations, as demonstrated by the Migrant Integration Policy Index, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

The 28th Member State? Croatia and the EU two years into the negotiations
10 October 2007

Croatia has made considerable progress in the two years since it began negotiating EU accession, but the talks are now moving from uncontentious to more difficult issues and much remains to be done, speakers told a joint EPC-KBF Policy Dialogue.

Britain's policy on Europe
14 September 2007

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown takes a “utilitarian” view of Europe, supporting it as far as it helps Britain, so his approach to EU negotiations is likely to be similar to that of former Premier Margaret Thatcher.

France and the EU: new government, new priorities?
18 July 2007

France has once again taken its place at the heart of Europe and Europe has ‘returned’ to France, French Minister of State for European Affairs Jean-Pierre Jouyet told a Policy Briefing.

Tenth Anniversary Conference debate on the State of the Union
29 June 2007

The agreement on the outline of a new EU treaty at the June summit was welcomed by speakers at the EPC’s 10th anniversary conference debate on the ‘State of the Union’.

Islam and democracy: does it work? Perspectives from South east Asia
21 June 2007

South-east Asians do not see any contradiction between Islam and democracy, and do not fear that electoral victory for Islamist parties would lead to the setting up of a Muslim state, Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim told a Policy Dialogue organised as part of the EPC-Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) ‘Asian Voices in Europe’ series.

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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