European Politics and Institutions

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.

Lisbon mission accomplished? Not yet...
5 October 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

 This Commentary by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Antonio Missiroli argues that this unique situation requires a combination of resolve and flexibility from all sides, and suggests a four-stage approach to dealing with the uncertainties surrounding the appointment of a new European Commission, and the holders of the new jobs created by the Treaty.

Turkish foreign policy - between East and West?
2 October 2009
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

This Policy Brief by Amanda Akçakoca argues that while Ankara is focusing more its own neighbourhood, its role as a key regional player and upgrading relations with Russia, it is unlikely to adopt an anti-Western foreign policy given the solid ties it has built with NATO, the US and the EU.

Coming in from the cold
8 September 2009

As Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn travels to Reykjavik for talks on its EU membership bid, the debate is intensifying over how quickly Iceland might join the Union and on what terms. This Commentary by Graham Avery argues that it already satisfies the eligibility criteria for membership, and its application should be treated on its merits.

Macedonia: what's in a name - and behind it?
16 July 2009

This Commentary by Srdjan Cvijic warns that the bilateral dispute with Greece over the country’s name is not the only challenge facing the government, and argues that its policy of renaming public sites with names from antiquity is short-sighted and risks becoming a liability.

Not out of the woods yet... - Post-Summit Analysis
22 June 2009

This analysis warns that the decisions taken at the Summit may not be sufficient, per se, to guarantee success, as a number of potential pitfalls still lie ahead.

Post-Election Analysis: Between apathy and anger - but no earthquake
9 June 2009

As the centre-right European People’s Party celebrates and the Socialists lick their wounds after a bruising defeat, this EPC analysis assesses the results of the European Parliament elections and considers what impact they are likely to have on the way the assembly operates and votes over the next five years.

Blue Cards and the 'global battle for talent'
28 May 2009

This Commentary by Elizabeth Collett argues that winning the ‘global battle for talent’ remains vital despite the economic crisis, but questions whether the watered-down scheme just agreed goes far enough to divert the flow of high-skilled workers away from North America and Asia.

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Programme Team

Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst

Corina Stratulat

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

Julian Rappold

Senior Policy Analyst

Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Paul Butcher

Programme Assistant

Simona Pronckutė