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Corina Stratulat
Corina Stratulat
Senior Policy Analyst
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Corina Stratulat joined the EPC in 2009 as a Policy Analyst and works in the European Politics and Institutions Programme, contributing in particular to the work of the EU Politics and Governance Forum and the Balkans Forum. Part of her EPC activity has involved researching and writing about the EU’s institutional developments, especially about issues related to the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. She has analysed and spoken for the EPC on various aspects linked to the EU’s enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans.

Corina holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Contemporary European Studies from Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK) and a Doctorate (PhD) in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her main research interests include comparative Central and East European politics, parties and party systems, elections, democracy, EU institutions, integration and enlargement.

Internal Responsibilities

Support to the EU Politics and Institutions programme, in particular the EU Politics & Governance Forum and the Balkans Forum.

Area of expertise

EU integration and enlargement, party politics and CEE politics and democracy

Languages

English, Italian, Romanian

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Publications

Balkan enlargement and the politics of civic pressure: The case of the public administration reform sector
5 October 2017

Public administration reform is an opportunity to empower civic forces as catalysts for change

Kosovo's EU candidate status: a goal within reach?
28 June 2017

Kosovo’s candidate status is a political, not legal decision

The 2017 elections across Europe: facts, expectations and consequences
14 March 2017

Europe may catch a break with the upcoming elections in key member states, but not a free pass

The Romanian protests: democratic progress or a ride on a rocking horse?
27 February 2017

On the Romanian protests, and European democracy

The enemy within: are modern European democracies afraid of introspection?
17 October 2016

Democratic societies in Europe have some soul-searching to do

To be or not to be an EU member state – A question for the Balkan aspirants as well?
13 July 2016

What will the departure of the UK from the EU mean for the Balkan enlargement process?

EUROPE'S TROUBLEMAKERS - The populist challenge to foreign policy
8 March 2016

The impact of populism on European foreign policy

EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans
22 July 2015

Has EU enlargement to the Balkans become 'nationalised'? 

EU enlargement to the Balkans: will the leopard change its spots?
29 September 2014

What next for enlargement?

EU integration and party politics in the Balkans | edited by Corina Stratulat
2 September 2014

Balkan belonging in the EU

Post-European Parliament Elections
27 May 2014

Post-European Parliament Elections Analysis

Legitimising EU Policymaking: What role for National Parliaments?
28 January 2014

The way for national parliaments to strengthen their direct involvement in EU policy formulation

Pre-Summit Analysis
18 December 2013

The key topics on the agenda of this week’s European Council – Single Resolution Mechanism, contractual agreements, defence, EU-Ukraine, enlargement, and European External Action Service – must be treated with urgency by EU leaders, say EPC analysts in this Commentary.

EU enlargement to the Balkans: shaken, not stirred
4 November 2013

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat argues that, in its current form, the process of EU enlargement to the Balkans could be heading towards a bottleneck.

Albania and the European Union – No time to depart from the ‘carrot and stick’ approach
16 September 2013

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Gjergji Vurmo argue that, in response to Albania’s recent strides to meet EU conditions, Brussels should reciprocate.

The European Parliament elections 2014 - Watershed or, again, washed out?
9 September 2013

In this Discussion Paper, Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis analyse the prospects and challenges for the next EP vote in May 2014, urging European and national political actors to choose meaningful electoral messages and credible candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission when going up against the anti-EU/euro parties.

The European Parliament - Why should I care?
15 July 2013

The European Policy Centre – supported by the European Parliament – took a stand this year against the constant lamenting about low public awareness and participation in EP elections by organising a competition entitled: “The European Parliament – Why should I care?”

Between engagement and cold feet: ten years of the EU in the Western Balkans
26 June 2013

Chapter by Rosa Balfour and Corina Stratulat in “The European future of the Western Balkans:Thessaloniki @10 (2003-2013)”, published by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU-ISS).

Democratising the Western Balkans: where does the region stand?
26 June 2013

Chapter by Rosa Balfour and Corina Stratulat in “The European future of the Western Balkans:Thessaloniki @10 (2003-2013)”, published by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU-ISS).

For better, for worse: the European Union takes Croatia as its 28th member
12 June 2013

Croatia’s entry into the European Union on 1 July 2013 is for all intents and purposes an important and timely success story, argues Corina Stratulat in this Commentary.

The enlargement of the European Union
10 December 2012

In this Discussion Paper, Rosa Balfour and Corina Stratulat focus on some of the lessons learnt and not learnt in the context of EU enlargement.

EU enlargement to the Balkans: the show must go on
11 October 2012

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat calls on European politicians to start actively promoting EU enlargement to the Balkans.

A tale of modern-day capitalism and democracy: in view of the European protests
8 October 2012

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Claire Dhéret argue that the outbreaks of protest witnessed in many EU member states over the past few years make clear that alongside all the economic difficulties, democratic and social liabilities have become an integral part of the crisis Europe is currently facing.

Romania’s democracy in reverse gear – en garde, EU!
6 July 2012

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Paul Ivan argue that dealing with democratic problems like those occurring in Romania is as important for the EU as resolving the euro/economic crisis.

Comitology reform: setting the record straight
19 April 2012

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Elisa Molino argue that the Lisbon Treaty has made comitology more transparent, streamlined and democratically legitimate.

Opportunity knocks: can the EU help Albania to help itself?
22 March 2012

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Gjergji Vurmo warn that the window of opportunity to make progress on bringing Albania closer to the EU is closing ahead of upcoming general elections in the country in June 2013.

Enlargement to the Balkans: one step forward, two steps back
12 December 2011

Croatia’s signing of its EU Accession Treaty at last Friday’s European Summit was a step forward on enlargement policy. But the EU took two steps backwards when the member states postponed a decision on giving Serbia candidate status and Montenegro a date for the start of accession negotiations until the upcoming General Affairs Council in February and the European Council meeting in March, write Rosa Balfour and Corina Stratulat in this Commentary.

The democratic transformation of the Balkans
7 November 2011

In this Issue Paper, Rosa Balfour and Corina Stratulat argue that the EU can and should do more to strengthen the rule of law and public demands for substantive democracy in the Balkan region.

Croatia: pathfinder for EU enlargement
30 June 2011

In this Commentary, Graham Avery and Corina Stratulat discuss the implications of the EU’s decision to conclude accession negotiations with Croatia. 

Think Global - Act European
20 June 2011

In view of the upcoming Polish, Danish, and Cypriot Presidencies, the EPC participated alongside 15 other European think tanks to the latest edition of the TGAE report in analysing the role of the future Trio Presidency.

Implementing Lisbon: what's new in comitology?
15 April 2011

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Elisa Molino assess the implications of the new comitology rules for the complexity, legitimacy, and effectiveness of EU decision-making.

EP electoral reform: a question of trade-offs
24 February 2011

Changing the rules of the electoral game has long been considered a prerequisite for enhancing the popular legitimacy of the European Parliament. In this Policy Brief Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis analyse recent proposals for an electoral reform brought forward by the EP.

The European Citizens' Initiative: next step, implementation
16 December 2010

The authors of this commentary, Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis, argue that the final rules will place politically sensitive burdens on the Commission while offering the EP new opportunities to engage with its voters.

Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova: a three-way test
2 December 2010

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat argues that the result of the Republic of Moldova's recent elections poses a three-way test for the country, Russia and the EU.

Implementing Lisbon: a critical appraisal of the Citizens’ Initiative
28 June 2010

This Policy Brief by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat explains in detail how the Citizens’ Initiative should work in practice, and discusses whether it will have the desired effect in bringing citizens closer to the workings of the EU.

Implementing Lisbon: narrowing the EU's 'democratic deficit'?
9 March 2010

Now the Lisbon Treaty has been in force for three months, this Policy Brief by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat assesses how far it can help to overcome the EU’s alleged democratic deficit.