15 May 2013
Dennis Sammut argues in this Commentary that a new sense of political maturity offers the best opportunity yet for Georgia to move away from the problems of its recent past towards its declared objective of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Intra-EU mobility: the 'second building block' of EU labour migration policy
06 May 2013
Since 1999, EU labour migration has remained a field in which member states have proven to be reluctant to adopt common rules, thus neglecting to develop a sound and comprehensive EU labour migration policy. In this Issue Paper, Yves Pascouau explores how intra-EU mobility could be improved at EU level, and proposes solutions to enhance intra-EU mobility for migrant workers already residing in the EU.
Think Global - Act European
03 May 2013
The “Think Global – Act European” project brought together 16 think tanks and over 40 experts to examine the new challenges faced by the EU’s external action and reflect on the EU’s role as a global power.
Economic governance: helping European healthcare systems to deliver better health and wealth?
02 May 2013
As austerity measures hit the healthcare budgets, the tendency is to go for quick savings. This is short-sighted. The EU should use the European Semester to encourage cost-effective measures that can improve people’s health outcomes and ensure the sustainability of the healthcare sector today and tomorrow, writes Annika Ahtonen in this Policy Brief.
Strong attack against the freedom of movement of EU citizens: turning back the clock
30 April 2013
In a joint letter sent to the Irish presidency, four Ministers launched a violent attack against freedom of movement of EU citizens. However, in this Commentary, Yves Pascouau argues that the letter goes further than the usual and recurrent calls for a revision of rules governing freedom of movement of EU citizens, and uses concepts and words normally used in the field of immigration, thereby enabling EU citizens to be compared and treated as foreigners.