European Politics and Institutions

Priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the EU
12 June 2009

The many tasks the Swedish EU Presidency faces are reflected in its slogan for its six months at the helm - “taking on the challenge” – Sweden’s Permanent Representative Christian Danielsson told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

EU citizens have spoken: assessing the outcome
9 June 2009

While turnout was “regrettably” low at the European elections, it did not fall “disastrously” (as many suggested) but was in fact “flat”, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

The future of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans
29 May 2009

The EU has to “carefully manage” future enlargement to the Western Balkans so that its citizens appreciate the benefits of admitting new members and prospective Member States achieve the necessary benchmarks.

Empowerment of Europe's minorities: why, when and how?
19 May 2009

Barack Obama’s election as US President is empowering many young US citizens from minority groups, but Europe is lagging behind, speakers told an EPC Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Institute of Community Cohesion and with the support of the US mission to the EU.

Solidarity for societal security: coming together to make Europe safer
18 May 2009

The EU has made good progress in dealing with external and internal crises and threats, but past actions have been too ad hoc and “a more holistic and comprehensive approach” is required, speakers told a Policy Debate.

Five years after enlargement: expectations for the European Parliament elections
29 April 2009

EU enlargement has not resulted in deadlock in the European Parliament, as some had feared. Rather, it has become an increasingly efficient legislative body, although there is concern that this may have been to the detriment of democratic decision-making, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

EU Enlargement - five years on
31 March 2009

EU enlargement must not become a scapegoat for the economic recession, as studies show that both old and new EU Member States have benefited from it, Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn told a Breakfast Briefing.

The Western Balkans and the global economic crisis: in or out?
24 March 2009

Serbia is affected by the financial crisis but is taking steps to enable it to weather the turmoil, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Đelić told a Breakfast Briefing.

Belgrade-Pristina: mirror images from the Balkans
16 March 2009

While official relations between Serbia and Kosovo remain blocked, young people are building their own informal contacts and Kosovo’s population is more concerned with practical improvements such as being allowed to travel abroad, speakers told an EPC Policy Dialogue organised with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo, in cooperation with the IKV Pax Christi and South East Europe TV Exchanges.

Turkey as an energy hub for Europe: prospects and challenges
4 March 2009

Turkey is developing as an energy hub between suppliers in the East and the EU, and the Nabucco pipeline could be a major channel for transporting oil and gas - but work on it needs to begin before it is too late, speakers told a Policy Dialogue organised in partnership with TUSKON.

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Programme Team

Director of Studies

Janis A. Emmanouilidis

Head of Programme 'European Politics and Institutions' & Senior Policy Analyst

Corina Stratulat

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

Julian Rappold

Senior Policy Analyst

Amanda Paul

Programme Assistant

Paul Butcher