European Politics and Institutions

New Challenges to human rights and democracy in Europe
14 February 2007

The Council of Europe plays a key role in fostering Europe-wide cooperation in the ‘war on terror’ while ensuring that individuals’ human rights are not undermined, its Secretary-General Terry Davis told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Central Europe after EU accession
12 February 2007

Rising disillusionment with the EU has fuelled growing populism and anti-liberalism in the ‘Visegrad 4’ countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - since they became EU members, Jacques Rupnik, Research Director, CERI/Sciences Po, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

France and Europe on the eve of the presidential elections: reconciliation or divorce?
8 February 2007

Europe needs France to “retake” its seat at the table, and the forthcoming presidential elections could pave the way for that, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

State of the Union debate
25 January 2007

Finding a way out of the impasse over the Constitutional Treaty is essential to enable the EU to tackle the issues which matter most to ordinary citizens, the leaders of the three biggest political groups in the European Parliament agreed at a debate.

Priorities of the German Presidency
7 December 2006

The EU should try to reach agreement on what to do about the Constitutional Treaty by the end of 2007, in order to complete the ratification process before the June 2009 Euro-elections, H E Wilhelm Schönfelder, Germany’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Europe as a model for a global open society
22 November 2006

The EU is a “text book” example of an open society, with its insistence on individual freedom and the rule of law, and could serve as the prototype for a global open society and thus help to build a more stable world order, George Soros told a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC and the Open Society Institute.

Central & Eastern Europe: economic prospects, policies and market views
14 November 2006

The ten new and future EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe are achieving “impressive” economic growth, said Susan Schadler, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, at a Policy Briefing.

Civil society's role in European democracy
13 November 2006

Civil society plays a key role in the EU’s policy-making process but should not try to compete with elected politicians, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij.

The Serbian question
20 October 2006

Speakers gave a mixed assessment of Serbia’s current and future prospects at a Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation.

The European Parliament at mid-term
18 October 2006

“The Parliament can be proud of itself,” declared its President Josep Borrell Fontelles at a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

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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