European Politics and Institutions

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.

For a European civil protection force: between a Europe of results and a relaunch of the constitutional project
11 October 2006

The European Union must be given a strong political dimension and concentrate on delivering concrete policies, Michel Barnier, Vice-President of the European People’s Party, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Muslims in the media: image, representation and access
20 September 2006

The media is crucial in determining public perceptions of European Muslims and the focus in most press coverage of Islam on its political and violent manifestations is fuelling anti-Muslim sentiment, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-KBF-British Council-Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) Dialogue.

Can the Constitution be saved? If so, how and by whom?
15 September 2006

The EU's Constitutional Treaty is dead in its current form and the question now is how much of it can be salvaged, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Fighting corruption: patterns in Eastern Europe and in Central Asia
12 September 2006

Corruption is the “number one concern” for businesses and private citizens in transition countries, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-KBF-World Bank Policy Dialogue.

Slovakia after the June elections
11 September 2006

Slovak’s new government intends to establish an ‘economically efficient welfare state’, while maintaining budgetary discipline and joining the euro zone in 2009, Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, told a Policy Briefing.

In whose interests? Labour migration from the new Member States
3 July 2006

Labour migration between ‘old’ and ‘new’ EU Member States benefits both the sending and receiving countries, but action is needed to prevent migrant workers from being exploited, speakers told a joint EPC-KBF Dialogue.

Priorities of the Finnish Presidency
28 June 2006

Finland’s priorities for its presidency of the EU over the next six months will include steering further consultations on the future of the Constitutional Treaty and chairing discussions on future enlargements, HE Eikka Kosonen, Finland’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Islamophobia in Europe? A critical approach
14 June 2006

Islamophobia is on the increase in Europe, and the right of Muslims to live quietly and practise their religion is under threat, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

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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