European Politics and Institutions

The collection, sharing and protection of data
6 May 2008

Technology advances mean people now generate much more personal data, and there is a greater appetite for that data - the “basic raw material” in the fight against crime and terrorism - in today’s globalised world. But there is also great sensitivity about how that data is used, Jonathan Faull, Director-General for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

Sustainable growth in Turkey: opportunities and challenges
28 April 2008

Turkey has introduced considerable economic and social reforms which have made its economy more competitive and resulted in sustained 7% growth. However, further structural reforms are needed to increase employment and productivity, improve education and boost energy generation, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Albania at the gates of NATO and the EU
28 April 2008

Albania, which verged on becoming a ‘failed state’ three years ago, has changed dramatically since then. It has now introduced legal, economic and social reforms, and is moving towards becoming a mature democracy.

From brain drain to brain gain? The impact in Central and Eastern Europe of the free movement of workers
17 April 2008

Migration within Europe is increasing, with 2.2% of the EU-27’s working population and up to 4% of those from new EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe living abroad, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

The rights of women in Islam: a reality check
16 April 2008

The Koran’s vision of women describes them as equal partners with men, but patriarchal culture has distorted this and regulated them to an inferior status, said Azizah Y. al-Hibri at a Policy Briefing.

EU asylum policy in a securitised world
15 April 2008

Asylum policy is one of the most challenging issues facing the EU, but is increasingly being driven by political and security - rather than humanitarian – concerns, Irene Khan, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

More politics into EU policies? Fixing Europe's problems
7 April 2008

The EU suffers from policy gridlock and has little “public legitimacy”, as previous policies have created a reality gap between Brussels and citizens in EU Member States, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

Empowerment of Muslim women? Opportunities and challenges
22 February 2008

A study of the Koran shows that democracy and Islam are “absolutely compatible” and Muslim women can play a greater role in fostering democratic values in their societies, Irshad Manji, Senior Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy, told a Policy Briefing.

France and the ESDP: St Malo, ten years later
21 February 2008

The 1998 Franco-British St Malo Declaration was “revolutionary”, Gérard Errera, Secretary General, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a lecture in cooperation with UACES.

Taking stock, looking ahead: regional co-operation in South-eastern Europe after the Stability Pact
15 February 2008

As the Stability Pact prepares to hand over its responsibilities in South-eastern Europe to the newly-formed Regional Cooperation Council, it can look back on a successful eight years, with the region now enjoying strong economic growth and greater security.

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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