European Politics and Institutions

Implementing Lisbon: narrowing the EU's 'democratic deficit'?
9 March 2010
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

Now the Lisbon Treaty has been in force for three months, this Policy Brief by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat assesses how far it can help to overcome the EU’s alleged democratic deficit.

The Barroso II Commission and the need to extend Europe 2020
9 February 2010
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

In this Commentary Janis A. Emmanouilidis argues that the remit of the Europe 2020 project (originally planned to focus on economic matters) should be extended to other areas, especially in the realm of security.

EU 2010 - a reappraisal
21 January 2010
Antonio Missiroli (Director, EU Institute for Security Studies)

Europe enters a new decade facing strong internal and external challenges, says this commentary by Antonio Missiroli. However welcome, the Lisbon Treaty looks more a response to past rather than future challenges, which cannot generate the required political will or strategic vision.

Beyond Stockholm: overcoming the inconsistencies of immigration policy
15 December 2009

This Working Paper argues that policymakers must focus on a few thorny issues such as completing border control projects and reconciling them with an equitable European asylum policy, and tackling undocumented migration by developing national regularisation criteria.

Implementing Lisbon: the EU Presidency's other (rotating) half
10 December 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The Lisbon Treaty, in force since 1 December, still left many grey areas to be clarified, one of the more tricky ones being the function of the six-monthly rotating EU Presidency in the next institutional architecture, say Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Policy Brief.

Three cheers (and questions) for the new Commission
1 December 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

In the new European Commission unveiled last week President Barroso achieved a virtuoso balancing act in political, geographic, personal and even gender terms, but the new set-up also raises unanswered questions, argue Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Commentary.

Europe's foreign service: from design to delivery
25 November 2009

This Policy Brief by Graham Avery discusses the aims, structure and ‘mission statement’ of the new service.

Two cheers and one lesson for the EU
23 November 2009

The two new appointments created by the Lisbon Treaty - President of the European Council and High Representative - have been made. However, the way decisions were taken left much to be desired and partly disappointed public opinion, teaching important lessons for the next time, says Antonio Missiroli in this EPC Commentary.

Between Prague and Copenhagen - Post-Summit Analysis
2 November 2009

This analysis concludes that the Summit delivered results on the first two, although perhaps inevitably limited in the case of the EU’s common position on climate change, and that the parameters for choosing the first holders of the two new posts are now clearer.

A wider EU: what next
20 October 2009
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

In this Commentary by Rosa Balfour argues that over the past five years the outgoing Commission has kept up the momentum of enlargement at a time of internal EU crisis.

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Programme Team

Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Project Leader of the joint EPC-Stiftung Mercator project ‘Connecting Europe’

Julian Rappold

Senior Policy Analysts

Amanda Paul
Corina Stratulat

Policy Analyst

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer

Programme Assistant

Paul Butcher