European Politics and Institutions

Priorities of the German Presidency
7 December 2006

The EU should try to reach agreement on what to do about the Constitutional Treaty by the end of 2007, in order to complete the ratification process before the June 2009 Euro-elections, H E Wilhelm Schönfelder, Germany’s Permanent Representative to the EU, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Europe as a model for a global open society
22 November 2006

The EU is a “text book” example of an open society, with its insistence on individual freedom and the rule of law, and could serve as the prototype for a global open society and thus help to build a more stable world order, George Soros told a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC and the Open Society Institute.

Central & Eastern Europe: economic prospects, policies and market views
14 November 2006

The ten new and future EU Member States in Central and Eastern Europe are achieving “impressive” economic growth, said Susan Schadler, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, at a Policy Briefing.

Civil society's role in European democracy
13 November 2006

Civil society plays a key role in the EU’s policy-making process but should not try to compete with elected politicians, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue organised by the EPC with the King Baudouin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij.

The Serbian question
20 October 2006

Speakers gave a mixed assessment of Serbia’s current and future prospects at a Policy Dialogue organised in cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation.

The European Parliament at mid-term
18 October 2006

“The Parliament can be proud of itself,” declared its President Josep Borrell Fontelles at a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

For a European civil protection force: between a Europe of results and a relaunch of the constitutional project
11 October 2006

The European Union must be given a strong political dimension and concentrate on delivering concrete policies, Michel Barnier, Vice-President of the European People’s Party, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Muslims in the media: image, representation and access
20 September 2006

The media is crucial in determining public perceptions of European Muslims and the focus in most press coverage of Islam on its political and violent manifestations is fuelling anti-Muslim sentiment, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-KBF-British Council-Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) Dialogue.

Can the Constitution be saved? If so, how and by whom?
15 September 2006

The EU's Constitutional Treaty is dead in its current form and the question now is how much of it can be salvaged, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.

Fighting corruption: patterns in Eastern Europe and in Central Asia
12 September 2006

Corruption is the “number one concern” for businesses and private citizens in transition countries, speakers agreed at a joint EPC-KBF-World Bank Policy Dialogue.

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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