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.

From growth to well-being
23 February 2017

Claire Dhéret spoke at the Monthly Forum of ETUI on 23 February 2017 and provided comments on the new policy brief ‘From growth to well-being: a new paradigm for EU economic governance’. 

Monitoring radicalisation risks in Central and Southeast Europe: Shaping diagnostic tools for EU policymakers
23 February 2017

On 23 February 2017, the European Policy Centre, in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), organised an Expert Roundtable on ‘Monitoring radicalisation risks in Central and Southeast Europe: Shaping diagnostic tools for EU policymakers’. The event was chaired by Andrea Frontini, EPC Policy Analyst, and brought together a group of EU officials, practitioners and experts to discuss the parallel challenges of Islamist and right-wing radicalisation across Europe.

Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?
22 February 2017

Amanda Paul was one of the experts that contributed to Carnegie Europe's weekly column 'Judy asks'. This week, the question was 'Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?'

Iron Constitution - Why Turkish voters are likely to hand more power to the president
21 February 2017

Amanda Paul wrote an article for International Politics and Society called 'Iron Constitution - Why Turkish voters are likely to hand more power to the president', about the Turkish referendum on introducing an executive presidency, a dramatic expansion of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. 

The Future of a More Differentiated E(M)U – Necessities, Options, Choices
17 February 2017

Janis Emmanouilidis wrote a paper on 'The Future of a More Differentiated E(M)U – Necessities, Options, Choices', prepared within the context of the project EU60: Re-Founding Europe. The Responsibility to Propose. This initiative was launched by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), in cooperation with the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) and in the framework of IAI’s strategic partnership with the Compagnia di San Paolo, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.

The paper argues that future EMU reforms will require a higher level of differentiation between Euro and non-Euro countries. However, the creation of a closed core Europe involving merely the “willing and able,” which would establish a two-tier Europe with different institutionalized classes of membership, is neither likely nor desirable. It should not be the Leitbild (guiding concept) steering the way towards a more differentiated Europe. The EU and its members should rather adhere to the notion of functional-pragmatic differentiation by applying instruments of differentiated integration foreseen by the EU Treaties. However, given the experience since 2010, member states are likely to continue to revert to intergovernmental avenues of differentiation outside the EU’s framework. In this case, it would be advisable to make sure that future agreements/arrangements follow the logic and principles of an intergovernmental avant-garde to avoid some of the risks linked to a higher level of cooperation outside the Union’s legal framework.

Building resilience in the Western Balkans
16 February 2017

Corina Stratulat spoke on 'Internal drivers of fragility' at the EUISS expert workshop on 'Building resilience in the Western Balkans' organised by the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Brussels. 

Climate policies
16 February 2017

Romain Pardo talked about the EU’s climate policies and the international climate negotiations to a Delegation of the Republic Of Turkey's Ministry Of Environment And Urbanization in Brussels on 16 February.

EU-US relations
16 February 2017

Giovanni Grevi spoke at a seminar organised by the European Institute for Public Administration on EU-US relations and American foreign policy under the Trump administration.

European Volatility Makes Economic Development Slower for Ukraine
15 February 2017

Fabian Zuleeg wrote an article on how 'European Volatility Makes Economic Development Slower for Ukraine' for Emerging Europe. 

Brainstorm Meeting on the Balkans in Europe
14 February 2017

As member of the Balkans in European Policy Advisory Group (Biepag), Corina Stratulat participated in a Brainstorming Meeting organised by the European Fund for the Balkans and the Centre for Southeast European Studies in Graz, Austria on 13 and 14 February 2017. 

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