European Politics and Institutions

Equal protection? Approaches to counter-trafficking in the EU and the Balkans
14 June 2007

The Balkan countries’ institutional framework for protecting the victims of trafficking is better than that of many EU Member States.

Priorities of the Portuguese Presidency
12 June 2007

The forthcoming Portuguese Presidency aims to “take the Union further and strengthen the European project” by focusing on three main goals: strengthening economic integration, reinforcing Europe’s role in the world and reinforcing its political underpinnings, HE Álvaro Mendonça e Moura, Portugal’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Briefing.

The Europe we want: citizens' perspectives on the future of Europe
8 June 2007

The European Citizens’ Consultations, involving 1,800 citizens in all 27 EU Member States in the debate over Europe’s future, have provided a new way to reconnect the public with the Union and added a new dimension to the EU debate, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Rules for decision-making in the Council: which way forward?
28 May 2007

The idea of basing the share-out of votes in the Council on the square root of each Member State’s population is “intellectually seductive but difficult” and stands no chance of being agreed, diplomats told a Policy Dialogue.

The co-existence of civilisations
19 March 2007

The ‘Co-existence of civilisations’ initiative aims to foster peace between cultures and faiths by empowering the powerless, encouraging inter-faith dialogue, creating public space for co-existence and overcoming the “security agenda”, Prince Hassan of Jordan told a joint EPC-King Baudouin Foundation Policy Briefing, held in collaboration with Mandag Morgen.

The Balkans in Europe: why, when and how?
8 March 2007

The Balkans is an “indisputable part of Europe” and the EU must abide by its commitment to them.

Bringing peace and stability to the South Caucasus: the role of the EU
7 March 2007

The EU is moving closer to the South Caucasus as a result of its last enlargement and its “transformational power” could be useful in solving the region’s frozen conflicts - probably the single most important obstacle to political and economic reform in the region, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

A settlement for Kosovo
6 March 2007

If a compromise cannot be reached on the final status of Kosovo, Pristina could declare independence, with potentially disastrous consequences for all involved, speakers told an EPC-King Baudouin Foundation Policy Dialogue.

The European Commission's policy priorities for 2007
28 February 2007

The Barroso Commission’s guiding “narrative” is globalisation, equipping Europe and its citizens to view it as a positive opportunity and a way to promote Europe’s values, European Commission Secretary-General Catherine Day told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Multiculturalism and the law: testing the limits
27 February 2007

People living in European countries with a high proportion of immigrants also tend to have a relatively high level of ‘generalised trust’ in their fellow citizens, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

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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

Programme Assistant

Paul Butcher