European Politics and Institutions

Citizenship and integration contracts: a Gallic future for EU policy?
11 September 2008

The Immigration Pact to be discussed at the October EU Summit concentrates on border controls, combating illegal immigration and attracting highly-skilled workers. Many countries are also discussing ‘integration contracts’ or tests for migrants on arrival, but speakers at this Policy Dialogue said these are designed to control migrant behaviour, and do not encourage integration or acknowledge the positive contribution they make to their host country.

Turkish Cypriot vision for Cyprus
10 September 2008

He was “cautiously optimistic” that an agreement could be reached on the reunification of Cyprus within the next year, as much has already been achieved and both parties are committed to continuing “until the end”, Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat told a Breakfast Briefing on 10 September.

Transition from the European periphery to the European core
5 September 2008

After a “horrible 20th century”, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) is ready to join the EU and NATO, Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Bocevski insisted at a Policy Briefing.

Women, youth and interfaith diversity: an American perspective
2 July 2008

After the 9/11 attacks, it is vital to build bridges between Muslim communities and the rest of society, and the aim of the American Society of Muslim Advancement is to show the commonalities between Islamic and Western values, its founder Daisy Khantold a Policy Briefing.

After the Irish referendum: what next for EU reform?
2 July 2008

The shock of Ireland’s rejection of the Lisbon Treaty should force European politicians to take steps to ensure that the EU is “owned” by - and serves - all its citizens, not just a political elite, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Radicalisation of Muslim youth: a self-fulfilling prophecy?
25 June 2008

The EU must confront the threat of Jihadism through national security policies to prevent more terrorist attacks in Europe, long-term EU measures to address the tensions which fan this violence, and measures to prevent it spreading outside Europe’s borders, Walid Phares, Visiting Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy, told a Policy Briefing.

My vision for the reunification of Cyprus
19 June 2008

Cyprus should be one state with “a single sovereignty, single citizenship and a single international personality”, not a confederation of two states, Demetris Christofias, President of the Republic of Cyprus, told a Breakfast Briefing.

The Balkans in Europe: containment or transformation?
17 June 2008

The emphasis of the EU’s Balkan policy should move from containment to transformation, and it should send a positive message that the Union’s “door is open” to countries in the region.

Priorities of the French Presidency of the EU
13 June 2008

Speaking at a Breakfast Briefing, just hours before the result was known, Pierre Sellal said the French priorities - immigration, climate change, defence and agricultural policy - would not be directly affected by the referendum. But Europe would need “an extra push” if the Treaty was rejected.

Crime and governance: challenges for the Balkans
29 May 2008

Crime levels in the Western Balkans have dropped considerably as the region stablises, but corruption is still a serous concern and “lubricates” the link between politics, business and organised crime, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

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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