European Politics and Institutions

Turkey’s EU membership process after the 12 September referendum
29 September 2010

Turkey’s Constitutional reform package will make the country more democratic, and increase religious and ethnic toleration, and help prepare the country for EU Membership, said Egemen Bağiş.

The Treaty of Lisbon: a second look at the institutional innovations
24 September 2010

Assessing the Lisbon Treaty’s achievements one year on, speakers at this joint EPC-EGMONT-CEPS Dialogue said the European Council now had a legal status, the European Parliament had won more power, and so far all the actors in the new structures, some of which overlap, appear to be working well together.

CHP: A Social and Democratic Vision for Turkey in Europe - Roundtable
16 September 2010

Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, leader of Turkey’s main opposition, the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) addressed participants on the priorities of his party, relations with the EU and developments in the country following the recent referendum on the constitution.

Citizens’ consultation in the light of the Lisbon Treaty
14 September 2010

Citizens’ consultations are a good way of involving citizens in EU policy-making and increasing support for the Union, speakers agreed at this Policy Dialogue, organised in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation.

Making the most of the Lisbon Treaty
7 July 2010

The Lisbon Treaty introduces new actors on the scene: European President and Foreign Policy Chief, and gives institutions like the European Parliament new powers, said Catherine Day, Secretary General, European Commission at a Breakfast Briefing.

Implementing the Stockholm Programme: priorities for the Commissioner for Home Affairs
22 June 2010

Home affairs policies must safeguard citizens’ fundamental rights and we must deliver concrete results in an area that is close to citizens’ hearts, said Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, at a Breakfast Briefing.

The priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the EU
11 June 2010

Jean de Ruyt, Belgian Permanent Representative to the EU, outlined the tasks facing the Belgian EU Presidency between July and December 2010. This includes overseeing economic and foreign policy.

Democracy in Turkey
8 June 2010

During a Policy Dialogue, speakers disagreed about whether Turkey had reached the goal of being a democracy, but agreed that it was an emerging regional political power, and should become an EU member.

Justice, freedom and security in the EU: a stock-taking
7 June 2010

Jonathan Faull, Director General of the European Commission’s Justice, Freedom and Security (JLS) Department described the large impact that the Lisbon Treaty has on JLS at a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

The global crisis and the Turkish economy
3 June 2010

At a Policy Briefing held in cooperation with TUSKON, Mehmet Şimşek, Turkish Finance Minister explained Turkey’s resilience to the global crisis and how EU membership could benefit both Turkey and the EU.

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Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

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

Julian Rappold

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Amanda Paul
Corina Stratulat

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Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer

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Paul Butcher