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The European Politics and Institutions programme covers the EU’s institutional architecture, governance and policymaking to ensure that it can move forward and respond to the challenges of the 21st century democratically and effectively. It also monitors and analyses political developments at the EU level and in the member states, discussing the key questions of how to involve European citizens in the discussions over the Union’s future and how to win their support for European integration. The programme has a special focus on enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans, questions of EU institutional reform and illiberal trends in European democracies.

Publications

Future of Europe / BOOK
Turning fear into hope
By Herman Van Rompuy , Fabian Zuleeg , Jacki Davis , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 29/11/2022
Rule of law / JUBILEE THINK PIECE
No power without values: Why the EU needs to embrace political leadership if it wants to safeguard democracy
By Sophie Pornschlegel , Clara Sophie Cramer - 09/11/2022
Hungary / DISCUSSION PAPER
What should the EU do about Hungary’s illiberal turn?
By Perle Petit - 04/11/2022
Future of Europe / DISCUSSION PAPER
Overcoming the ambition-unity dilemma
By Fabian Zuleeg , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 31/10/2022

Contributions

Future of Europe / PODCAST
A Europa precisa de amigos?
In this episode of Café Europa, Marta Mucznik discussed the outcomes of the Prague Summit and the beginning of the European Political Community. 

Listen to the episode here. (In Portuguese)


A Europa precisa de amigos?
12 October 2022 - ,
Radio Observador
Future of Europe / INTERVIEW
Interview with TV3
Marta Mucznik was interviewed by TV3 on the beginning of the European Political Community.   

You can watch the report here.

Interview with TV3
06 October 2022 - ,
TV3
Future of Europe / QUOTE
Two summits, two exams
Expresso quoted Marta Mucznik in an article on the Summit in Prague and the first meeting of the European Political Community. 

Read the article here (In Portuguese). 


Two summits, two exams
06 October 2022 - ,
Expresso


European Commission / PODCAST

EU leaders agree on top jobs, but will it stick?
After a marathon Council meeting, EU leaders finally settled on a new leadership team for the bloc, picking German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as Commission president, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel as president of the Council, IMF’s Christine Lagarde as president of the ECB, and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as the new High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

In this episode, EPC Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis lifts the curtain on what was going on behind closed doors at the summit and explains how von der Leyen became the Commission president candidate everyone could get behind (sort of). He also covers what this means for the Spitzenkandidaten process, lessons learnt (introduce transnational lists, pick your Spitzenkandidat carefully, and Parliament, take the initiative!), and what will happen next.

With

                             

European elections / PODCAST

Post-election analysis
Analysts Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Corina Stratulat and Fabian Zuleeg shared their views on the results of the European Parliament elections at an EPC post-election briefing.

Their in-depth analysis covered, among other things, the implications of the splintering of the European vote, the emergence of a new political alignment that goes beyond the traditional left-right paradigm, the different scenarios for a new coalition agreement in the Parliament, the race for the EU top jobs and what the election results in the UK mean for Brexit.

With Fabian Zuleeg , Corina Stratulat , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

Populism / PODCAST

A look ahead at 2019: Can the centre hold?
In our last podcast of 2018, Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Junior Policy Analyst Paul Butcher take stock of where the EU stands after the December summit but also look ahead at what’s in store for Europe in 2019.

Next year promises to be another turbulent year, as a divided and polarised EU will head to the polls in May. The stakes are high. Many analysts predict – or fear is the better word – that Eurosceptic, anti-globalist parties will take over the European Parliament and blow up the Union’s traditional consensus-building politics. Emmanouilidis and Butcher talk about what the growing polarisation means for the upcoming political transition and address the threat of disinformation and fake news ahead of the elections.

With Paul Butcher , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

Brexit / PODCAST

Brexit: The last 5%
Ahead of the European Policy Centre's conference 'A new blueprint for the EU after 2019', Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe, and Fabian Zuleeg, EPC's chief executive, sat down to discuss the latest in the Brexit negotiations.

The deal between the UK and the EU is 95% done, but the last 5% turns out to be the most difficult. Menon and Zuleeg talked about the Northern-Irish backstop, the extension to the transition period, the probability of a no-deal scenario and whether or not Brexit is still reversible.

With Fabian Zuleeg , Anand Menon

                             

Post-Summit Briefing / PODCAST

Post-summit(s) rundown
Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis and head of the migration and diversity programme Marie De Somer discuss the latest developments in the Brexit talks, migration and EMU reform.

After the disappointment of the Brexit summit, where do the EU and UK go from here? Will migration continue to dominate the public debate in Europe? Has the window of opportunity for EMU reform been closed indefinitely? And what does it all mean with the 2019 European Parliament elections on the horizon?

With Marie De Somer , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

team

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Studies
Expertise:
Institutional reform, poly-crisis, differentiated integration, enlargement, reform of economic governance
Head of European Politics and Institutions Programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU enlargement, Western Balkans, democracy, citizen participation, populism, political parties
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU Governance, Germany, Better Regulation, European elections, future of Europe
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU enlargement, populism and illiberal trends, EU integration, EU foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, geopolitics, authoritarianism
Junior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Democracy, authoritarian regimes, democratic backsliding, human rights, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, elections, ASEAN
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
Western Balkans, EU enlargement, post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, territorial cohesion and integration, elections

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