19 April 2012
In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Elisa Molino argue that the Lisbon Treaty has made comitology more transparent, streamlined and democratically legitimate.
The Case for Renewing Transatlantic Capitalism
22 March 2012
This report sets out a range of recommendations to further deepen the economic relationship between the EU and the US.
Opportunity knocks: can the EU help Albania to help itself?
22 March 2012
In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Gjergji Vurmo warn that the window of opportunity to make progress on bringing Albania closer to the EU is closing ahead of upcoming general elections in the country in June 2013.
The European Economic Area revisited
19 March 2012
This Policy Brief by Graham Avery, Senior Adviser at the EPC, reviews the nature and functioning of the agreements, and discusses future prospects.
Healthy and active ageing: turning the 'silver' economy into gold
12 March 2012
In this Policy Brief Annika Ahtonen argues that in order for Europe to address the demographic challenge and to turn it into an opportunity, it should make active and healthy ageing a project for the whole of society.
The perils of complacency - the results of an unspectacular summit - Post-Summit Analysis
5 March 2012
This analysis by Janis A. Emmanouilidis, however, warns that the situation remains fragile and that the political dangers and longer-term effects of the crisis will haunt the EU and its members for some time – even though the crisis seems to be moving into a less critical phase due to the massive intervention of the European Central Bank.
The Digital Single Market 2.0
27 February 2012
In this contribution to the European High-Level Conference ‘A Single Digital Market by 2015 – A driver for economic growth and jobs’, Hans Martens and Fabian Zuleeg argue that creating a truly integrated Digital Single Market should be a priority for the EU.
Analysis of the simplification measures mentioned in both the proposal for a EU Financial Regulation and the cohesion policy legislative package
16 February 2012
This paper was produced by Claire Dhéret, Fabian Zuleeg and Serban Chiorean-Sime. It was written under a Framework Contract with the Committee of the Regions on the EU budget.
To sign or not to sign? That's the EU-Ukraine question
13 February 2012
In this Commentary, Amanda Paul looks at the future prospects for Ukraine-EU relations, lays out what could be expected over the coming months, looks at possible scenarios for the elections and argues why it is important for the EU to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine.
The Schengen evaluation mechanism and the legal basis problem: breaking the deadlock
31 January 2012
One of the immediate effects of the Arab Spring was the launch of intense discussions about 'Schengen governance'. While the package of proposals presented by the European Commission has opened a new debate regarding the possibility of reintroducing internal border checks, it has revived an 'old' proposal to make evaluating the implementation of Schengen rules more efficient. In this Policy Brief, Yves Pascouau proposes some solutions in order to move forward.