European Politics and Institutions

The end of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What lessons for the Common Security and Defence Policy?
13 June 2012
Eva Gross (External authors)

With the imminent closure of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia, Eva Gross examines its impact on the country, as well as broader implications and lessons learned for other EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions.


Comitology reform: setting the record straight
19 April 2012
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

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
Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst) and Gjergji Vurmo (External authors)

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.


The European Economic Area revisited
19 March 2012
Graham Avery (Senior Adviser to EPC on EU enlargement policy)

This Policy Brief by Graham Avery, Senior Adviser at the EPC, reviews the nature and functioning of the agreements, and discusses future prospects.


The perils of complacency - the results of an unspectacular summit - Post-Summit Analysis
5 March 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

This analysis by Janis A. Emmanouilidis, however, warns that the situation remains fragile and that the political dangers and longer-term effects of the crisis will haunt the EU and its members for some time – even though the crisis seems to be moving into a less critical phase due to the massive intervention of the European Central Bank.


Escaping Europe's Catch 22
30 January 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In early 2012 the situation looks better than it has for a while, but the crisis recovery still remains very fragile. In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis argue that the euro zone is caught in a Catch 22, as multiple parallel crises often require contradictory responses. National reform efforts and fiscal prudence are indispensable but they do not produce a decisive break from the downward spiral.


Thinking beyond a fiscal union
20 December 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Steps towards establishing a 'fiscal union' may not only convince and enable the European Central Bank (ECB) to act as a temporary 'buyer of last resort', but also prepare the political ground for two major innovations: the need to balance austerity and growth in the framework of a 'New Deal', and the introduction of some form of (temporary) debt collateralisation, argue Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg in this EPC Commentary.


All roads lead to Frankfurt: the results of an enigmatic summit - Post-Summit Analysis
12 December 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 8-9 December European Council was not the 'major breakthrough' many had hoped for in the run-up to this crunch meeting of EU leaders: it is not likely to go down in history as the meeting which turned the tide, and the EU is destined to remain in 'crisis mode' for some time to come.


Enlargement to the Balkans: one step forward, two steps back
12 December 2011
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

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.


Europe: Germany's dilemma
9 December 2011
Josef Janning (Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow)

In this Policy Brief Josef, Janning analyses the German approach to European integration and reviews its changes since the days of German reunification. He concludes that Germany should not rely on its ability to secure preferred outcomes by pushing its weight around.


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Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis
j.emmanouilidis@epc.eu

Project Leader of ‘Connecting Europe’ and ‘FutureLab Europe’

Julian Rappold
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Senior Policy Analysts

Amanda Paul
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Corina Stratulat
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Policy Analyst

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer
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Programme Assistant

Paul Butcher
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