EPC in the debate
Members of the EPC team regularly speak at conferences and seminars and moderate high-level publications in Brussels, EU Member States and beyond, and contribute to outside publications.
Croatia's EU accession: a reason to celebrate?
14 May 2013
On 14 May, Corina Stratulat moderated a lunch debate on 'Croatia's EU Accession: A Reason to Celebrate?', organised by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung at the Sofitel in Brussels. The panel included Franziska Brantner MEP, Sasa Segrt, Executive Director of Transparency International (Zagreb) and Paul Stubbs, Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for Economics (Zagreb).
Impact of new economic governance on sub-national budgets
13 May 2013
On 13 May, Fabian Zuleeg presented the findings of EPC research, produced under a Committee of the Regions framework contract, on the impact of new economic governance on sub-national budgets at a high-level CoR/EIB conference.
The Western Balkans and the EU
10 May 2013
From 10 to 12 May, Corina Stratulat spoke on 'The Western Balkans and the EU - Perspectives and obstacles' at the Think and Link capacity building workshop - Regional policy programme, 'Strengthening the role of evidence-based policy in the Western Balkans', organised by the European Fund for the Balkans in Budva, Montenegro.
ESRC conference on Scotland and the UK
3 May 2013
On 3 May, Fabian Zuleeg gave a presentation at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Conference on Scotland and the UK in Edinburgh on the interconnectedness of the referendum on Scottish independence and the in-out referendum on the UK's EU membership.
The UK and Scotland
1 May 2013
Graham Avery, EPC Senior Adviser, and Fabian Zuleeg were quoted in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report on 'Foreign policy considerations for the UK and Scotland in the event of Scotland becoming an independent country'.
The Balkans and Europe after Croatia's accession
24 April 2013
On 24 April, Corina Stratulat spoke on a panel about "The Balkans and Europe after Croatia's accession" during a conference on "South-Eastern Europe and Europe 2014: Rethinking and refilling the toolbox". The conference was organised by the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, in Berlin, at the German Bundestag.
Barroso, Van Rompuy address Think-Tank Dialogue
23 April 2013
Ten leading Brussels-based think-tanks meeting for the fourth Brussels Think-Tank Dialogue on 22 April took a close look at Federalism or Fragmentation: Spelling out Europe’s F-word.
World Trade Centre General Assembly
23 April 2013
On 22 April, following the opening ceremony of the 44th World Trade Centre General Assembly (WTC GA) in Mumbai, Hans Martens spoke about 'Europe in the new economic order'.
Brussels Think-Tank Dialogue - Federalism or Fragmentation: Spelling out Europe’s F-word
22 April 2013
The European Union faces a tough choice between federalism and fragmentation. The momentum for further integration is building up amid talk of ever more 'Unions' – banking, fiscal, political etc. But there is also a disconnect between political ambitions and popular sentiments, with many making common cause with anti-European populist politicians. As member states pursue national interests at the expense of solidarity and a common agenda, the EU risks further disintegration.
Ten leading Brussels-based think-tanks meeting for the fourth Brussels Think-Tank Dialogue on 22 April took a close look at Federalism or Fragmentation: Spelling out Europe’s F-word. They were joined in the debate by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, amongst others. For the full programme, click here.
Jointly organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, the Centre For European Policy Studies (CEPS), Confrontations Europe, the Egmont Institute, the European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe – Les amis de l’Europe, the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga, College of Europe Foundation and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the Brussels Think-Tank Dialogues are annual policy forums for critical reflection on the state of the EU and the joint development of analysis and recommendations to improve EU policies. The Dialogues are designed to address pressing political concerns as well as to offer recommendations on more specific issues.
This fourth dialogue was comprised of five plenary sessions which provided cutting-edge policy analysis and hammer out recommendations through open discussion. Two sessions reviewed overall EU concerns while the three others focused on Energy markets, Industrial Policy as a potential drive for growth, and External Relations after the crisis.
To mark the event, Europe's leading think-tanks worked together to publish a series of papers on a variety of topics. Please click here to read a paper on energy policy, which includes chapters on the EU electricty and gas markets and on the Emissions Trading Scheme, a paper on industrial policy, and a paper on the post-crisis EU's global role.
18 April 2013
On 17-18 April, Annika Ahtonen participated as an expert in a workshop on eco-industries, organised by a Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The workshop was part of a greater project which aims to carry out a foresight study on eco-industries and consider how eco-industries could best contribute to meeting the EU's objectives on sustainability, resource efficiency, growth and jobs.
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