European Politics and Institutions

Turkey-EU relations: time to rebuild trust
19 October 2012
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

Turkey’s EU accession negotiations  continue to be riddled with problems. In this Commentary, Amanda Paul looks at the current situation and prospects for the near future.       


A budget for the euro zone?
15 October 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

There is little clarity about the key parameters of a potential eurozone budget, including its size and, more importantly, its purpose, ahead of this week’s EU summit, write Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Commentary.


EU enlargement to the Balkans: the show must go on
11 October 2012
Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

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
Claire Dhéret (Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme and Senior Policy Analyst) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

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.


Turkey and the New Middle East
27 July 2012
Gökhan Bacik (External authors)

In this Commentary, Gökhan Bacik of Zirve University writes that Ankara's inevitable policy is to develop a new strategy of peaceful co-existence with autonomous Kurdish regions in countries such as Iraq and Syria, since it is beyond Turkey's capacity to curtail the 'more autonomy' demands of Kurds in the region.


Armageddon - for Greece, the euro zone and the EU?
27 July 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis argue that, despite the calls for Greece to exit the euro zone becoming louder, it is in Europe's best interests for Greece to stay in the euro.


Political Union: Europe's defining moment
24 July 2012
Josef Janning (Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow)

In this Policy Brief, Josef Janning reviews the current debate and points to its implications for policies, institutions and the integrity of the EU.


Romania’s democracy in reverse gear – en garde, EU!
6 July 2012
Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

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.


The prospects of ambitious muddling through – the results of an EU Summit in deep crisis mode - Post-Summit Analysis
2 July 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

At the June 2012 Summit EU leaders took a number of key decisions regarding the euro-debt crisis. In this Post-summit Analysis Janis A. Emmanouilidis takes an upbeat approach but argues that the EU will stay in crisis mode and that 'ambitious muddling through' will remain the Union's dominant mantra.


Between the past and the future: unfinished business in the EU and the Balkans
26 June 2012
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

With Montenegro receiving the green light to start accession negotiations, it is time to assess the status of the EU’s enlargement process. In this Commentary Rosa Balfour argues that despite some positive signals, there still is plenty of unfinished business to be dealt with in the EU and in the Balkans alike.


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Programme Team


Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis
j.emmanouilidis@epc.eu

Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst

Corina Stratulat
c.stratulat@epc.eu

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

Julian Rappold
j.rappold@epc.eu

Senior Policy Analyst

Amanda Paul
a.paul@epc.eu

Junior Policy Analyst

Paul Butcher
p.butcher@epc.eu

Programme Assistant

Simona Pronckutė
s.pronckute@epc.eu