European Politics and Institutions

Bringing peace and stability to the South Caucasus: the role of the EU
7 March 2007

The EU is moving closer to the South Caucasus as a result of its last enlargement and its “transformational power” could be useful in solving the region’s frozen conflicts - probably the single most important obstacle to political and economic reform in the region, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

A settlement for Kosovo
6 March 2007

If a compromise cannot be reached on the final status of Kosovo, Pristina could declare independence, with potentially disastrous consequences for all involved, speakers told an EPC-King Baudouin Foundation Policy Dialogue.

The European Commission's policy priorities for 2007
28 February 2007

The Barroso Commission’s guiding “narrative” is globalisation, equipping Europe and its citizens to view it as a positive opportunity and a way to promote Europe’s values, European Commission Secretary-General Catherine Day told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Multiculturalism and the law: testing the limits
27 February 2007

People living in European countries with a high proportion of immigrants also tend to have a relatively high level of ‘generalised trust’ in their fellow citizens, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's long and winding road to the EU
22 February 2007

FYR Macedonia is now “back on track” in its bid for EU membership after losing momentum in 2006, speakers told a Policy Briefing.

Challenges in the Balkans: Albania's view
15 February 2007

Albania’s top foreign policy priorities are to foster regional prosperity and stability, speed up the integration of Balkan countries into the EU and strengthen the region’s international alliances, Foreign Affairs Minister Besnik Mustafaj told a joint EPC-KBF Policy Briefing.

New Challenges to human rights and democracy in Europe
14 February 2007

The Council of Europe plays a key role in fostering Europe-wide cooperation in the ‘war on terror’ while ensuring that individuals’ human rights are not undermined, its Secretary-General Terry Davis told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Central Europe after EU accession
12 February 2007

Rising disillusionment with the EU has fuelled growing populism and anti-liberalism in the ‘Visegrad 4’ countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - since they became EU members, Jacques Rupnik, Research Director, CERI/Sciences Po, told a Sixty-Minute Briefing.

France and Europe on the eve of the presidential elections: reconciliation or divorce?
8 February 2007

Europe needs France to “retake” its seat at the table, and the forthcoming presidential elections could pave the way for that, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

State of the Union debate
25 January 2007

Finding a way out of the impasse over the Constitutional Treaty is essential to enable the EU to tackle the issues which matter most to ordinary citizens, the leaders of the three biggest political groups in the European Parliament agreed at a debate.

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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