European Politics and Institutions

Financing Europe - the budget conundrum
29 September 2005

This Issue Paper explains the background to the current round of talks, highlights the weaknesses and contradictions of the main actors involved, and warns of the pernicious consequences this could have for the Union as a whole.

Cyprus - Looking to a Future Beyond the Past
13 May 2005
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

One year after the rejection of the United Nations' Peace Plan for Cyprus, commonly known as the Annan Plan, Amanda Akçakoca, examines the prospects for renewed talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reunify the island and end the division that has lasted for more than 30 years.

Ratify the Constitution - Strengthen EU Democracy
27 April 2005

This Issue Paper examines the underlying malaise displayed by sections of public opinion towards the European Union in some current Constitutional Treaty referendum campaigns

Beyond the Common Basic Principles on Integration - The next steps (revised)
20 April 2005

This Issue Paper reflects on the Common Basic Principles for Integration adopted by the Council and makes the case for the development of a joint inter-institutional declaration by the EU institutions. It calls for a much greater involvement of civic society, not least migrant-led organisations in turning these Principles into functional policy.

Towards an EU Foreign Service
15 April 2005

One of the most interesting innovations in the new Constitutional Treaty is the provision for an EU Foreign Minister, supported by an EU External Action Service. This is a cumbersome name and is likely to be shortened to EU Foreign Service. But how will this new Service work? Where will it be located and what role should it play? What will be the implications for the institutions and the national diplomatic services of Member States? These and other questions are addressed in this Issue Paper by Giovanni Grevi and Fraser Cameron.

Denial of Citizenship - A Challenge to Human Security
6 April 2005

This Issue Paper presents the findings of an Expert Meeting on the denial of citizenship, which was highlighted in the Human Security (Ogata) Report, presented to the United Nations.

The Hague Programme: Strengthening Freedom, Security and Justice in the EU
9 February 2005

In this Working Paper, experienced observers and practitioners deliver the first comprehensive analysis of the challenges facing the Union following the recent adoption of the Hague Programme.

The Barroso Commission - Unfinished Business?
27 October 2004

Following the decision by Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso to withdraw his designated College of Commissioners from a vote in the European Parliament, John Palmer and Giovanni Grevi examine the impact of this decision and lay out the policy priorities for the new EU-Commission. This Issue Paper follows the publication of reports on all 25 hearings of Commissioner Designates.

Light and Shade of a quasi-Constitution
23 June 2004

In this Issue Paper, Giovanni Grevi scrutinises the final Constitutional Treaty by comparing it to the Convention's draft.

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.

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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