European Politics and Institutions

Enlargement - The Political Impact
27 April 2004

With the European Union formally opening its doors to 10 new Member States on 1 May, Fraser Cameron analyses the political impact of enlargement in this Issue Paper.

Integrating Europe: Multiple Speeds - One Direction?
8 April 2004

Population and Votes in the Council of Ministers: Squaring the Circle
15 January 2004

Since the failure of the December Brussels Summit to agree on the shape of Europe's new Constitution, voting systems in the Council of Ministers have become a renewed area of debate. Dan S. Felsenthal and Moshé Machover decipher the mathematics behind the arguments.

What perspectives for Islam and Muslims in Europe?
8 December 2003

In this Issue Paper, Mirjam Dittrich sets out the historical backdrop and current context necessary to engage in an inclusive debate on the challenges facing multicultural societies in Europe.

Reflections on Work Visa Regimes in Advanced Industrial Societies
16 September 2003

Demetrios G. Papademetriou, in his contribution to the second Issue Paper, argues that that immigration is a complex policy tool which, providing it is used correctly, can meet short and long term labour market needs, thereby contributing to economic growth and competitiveness.

The Draft Constitutional Treaty - An Assessment
3 July 2003

On the eve of the final plenary session of the Convention on the Future of Europe the EPC Convention Team gives the draft Treaty a close reading and offers a critical assessment and inclusive analysis of the provisions on institutional reform, instruments and procedures, QMV, JHA, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, External Affairs and Economic Affairs in this Issue Paper.

Economic Migration and the European Labour Market
17 June 2003

In Issue Paper, Nigel Harris, explains the economic cost of migration control and makes the case for a free migration system where the supply and demand of workers is met by a world labour market.

Time for a government of the Union
14 April 2003

As the climax to the debate about the future of EU institutions approaches, Giovanni Grevi argues that an agreement on the controversial question of the role of the presidencies depends on what responsibilities should be attributed to the key institutions. Only in this way the Convention will be able to build a cohesive framework for the government of the Union.

The Convention and Common Foreign and Security Policy
18 March 2003

In this Working Paper Fraser Cameron assesses the achievements of the Convention in seeking to raise the EU's profile in international affairs.

From legislation to implementation: the future of EU decision-making
21 February 2003

In this Working Paper, Guillaume Durand argues that the spirit of Montesquieu should inspire the reform of the Council of Ministers, and explores the practical implications of splitting its legislative and executive functions.

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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