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EPC ANALYSTS

Chief Executive and Chief Economist 
Expertise:
Europe’s political economy, Future of Europe, economic governance & EMU, EU budget, industrial policy, trade, Single Market, European labour markets, Europe's economic & social model(s), Brexit & the EU-UK relationship
Director of Studies
Expertise:
Institutional reform, poly-crisis, differentiated integration, enlargement, reform of economic governance
Head of European Migration and Diversity programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Immigration, Citizenship, Integration, Inter-Institutional Relations, Free Movement of Persons
Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme
Expertise:

Climate, energy, environment, EU budget, sustainable EU, circular economy, smarter use of resources, agriculture, Industrial transformation,  transport


Head of European Politics and Institutions Programme and Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU enlargement, Western Balkans, democracy, citizen participation, populism, political parties
Project Leader of ‘Connecting Europe’ and Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
European integration, German and French EU policy, Franco-German relations, EU party politics
Senior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Turkish foreign/domestic policy; Security/conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space/Middle East, EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood, counter-terrorism
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU digital agenda, New Technologies, Industry 4.0, EU Foreign Policy & Strategic Autonomy, Populism and Liberalism, Civil Society, Political Philosophy
Policy Analyst
Expertise:

      Citizen participation, disinformation, democracy,
EU reform, Western Balkans, EU enlargement


Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Health & healthcare, CHES - Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society, Social dimension of EU policies
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Climate, Energy, Environment, Sustainability
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Common European Asylum System, Refugee Law, Migrants' Integration, Multiculturalism, Politics of Migration, EU Citizens Rights, Free Movement
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Economic Governance, Industrial policy, Regional Development, Research & Innovation, EU budget, Italy
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Return and Readmission, External dimension of EU migration policy, Integration, Common European Asylum System
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Security and defence, EU foreign and security policy, EU-Asia relations, ASEAN, Countering terrorism and violent extremism, Russian foreign policy.
Policy Analyst
Expertise:
EU Governance, Germany, Better Regulation, European elections, Future of Europe
Junior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Future of Work, European Social Policy (special focus: Employment Policy), Central and Eastern European Welfare States
Junior Policy Analyst
Expertise:
Brexit, European Integration, UK-EU relations, Germany

Project Assistant Connecting Europe

Expertise:
European Integration, Future of Europe, Climate, Sustainability, Political Participation & Youth
Programme Assistant
Expertise:

Single market, Economic and Monetary Union, international trade, EU trade policy


Programme Assistant
Expertise:
EU enlargement, Western Balkans, Disinformation, Democracy, National elections
Project Assistant (Intern)
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
Migration Governance, External Border Management, Migration and Development, Migrant Integration
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
Climate, Environment
Programme Assistant
Expertise:
UK-EU Future Relationship, Brexit, Scotland-EU Relations, EU democracy & the rule of law
Research Fellow
Expertise:
Trade policy; EU external relations; European Neighbourhood Policy; Brexit; EU international agreements

podcast

Migration / PODCAST

The New Pact on Migration: Some answers, more questions
The Commission has finally launched the New Pact on Migration. After years of gridlock, Commission Vice-President of Schinas and Commissioner Johansson seem confident that this set of proposals can bridge the gap between the member states and deliver real progress on EU migration reform.

Marie De Somer, Head of the EPC's Migration and Diversity programme, Olivia Sundberg Diez, EPC Policy Analyst, and Matthias Lücke, coordinator of the MEDAM project (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration)assess the New Pact's strengths and weaknesses. What is it that is 'new' about this proposal? What are the chances that it will lead to actual reform? And can the new solidarity mechanism convince the more sceptical member states?

With Marie De Somer , Rebecca Castermans , Olivia Sundberg Diez , Matthias Lücke

                             

Mobility / PODCAST

Green mobility in Europe - with Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
On the occasion of the European Mobility Week, our own Annika Hedberg (Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme) and Stefan Sipka (policy analyst) talked to Vice-President Lilyana Pavlova of the European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union, about the future of green mobility in Europe and the Union’s efforts to decarbonise transport in light of the EU Green Deal.

They discussed how making and encouraging the right investment decisions can drive the climate-neutral transformation of transport; the different actions the EU, and the EIB specifically, have already undertaken and what more could and should be done; and the unexpected ways the Coronacrisis has affected mobility on European roads.

With Annika Hedberg , Rebecca Castermans , Stefan Sipka

                             

Foreign policy / PODCAST

The renewed Franco-German partnership and its potential to build a geopolitical Europe

In this episode, Jana Puglierin and Ulrike Esther Franke from the European Council on Foreign Relations argue that it is time for the EU to get serious about its foreign policy - and explain how France and Germany can lead the way.
 


When it comes to geopolitics, the EU is still something of a navel-gazer. The past decade saw one existential crisis after another, forcing the EU leadership to focus its attention inward. But while the Union was dealing with its own issues, the outside world became an increasingly chaotic and sometimes even hostile place, seeing the return of zero-sum thinking and great power rivalry. The COVID-19 crisis and the economic recession that followed have only emphasized how critical foreign policy challenges are.

In response to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May of this year announced that they would back a €500 billion EU bond to help with Europe's economic recovery. The historic statement led many to wonder if the previously sputtering Franco-German engine could also force a breakthrough in EU foreign policy, especially since Germany was about to take over the presidency of the Council of the EU. 

Jana's and Ulrike's contributions are based on the ECFR Policy Brief 'The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe'. Their analysis draws from the findings of the third edition of the European Council on Foreign Relations' EU Coalition Explorer – a survey of foreign policy experts and government officials across the EU27 that was taken in March and April of this year.

With Rebecca Castermans

                             

Rule of law / PODCAST

Rule of law: Can't we all just get along?
Rule-of-law concerns have been plaguing the Union for the better part of the last decade, and don’t appear to be going anywhere. At a recent EPC Policy Dialogue, organised as part of our Connecting Europe project and in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová spoke about the current state of rule-law-proceedings and elaborated on the new Commission’s plans to counter democratic backsliding in the member states.
With Rebecca Castermans

                             

European Commission / PODCAST

EU leaders agree on top jobs, but will it stick?
After a marathon Council meeting, EU leaders finally settled on a new leadership team for the bloc, picking German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as Commission president, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel as president of the Council, IMF’s Christine Lagarde as president of the ECB, and Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as the new High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

In this episode, EPC Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis lifts the curtain on what was going on behind closed doors at the summit and explains how von der Leyen became the Commission president candidate everyone could get behind (sort of). He also covers what this means for the Spitzenkandidaten process, lessons learnt (introduce transnational lists, pick your Spitzenkandidat carefully, and Parliament, take the initiative!), and what will happen next.

With Janis Emmanouilidis

                             

European elections / PODCAST

Post-election analysis
Analysts Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Corina Stratulat and Fabian Zuleeg shared their views on the results of the European Parliament elections at an EPC post-election briefing.

Their in-depth analysis covered, among other things, the implications of the splintering of the European vote, the emergence of a new political alignment that goes beyond the traditional left-right paradigm, the different scenarios for a new coalition agreement in the Parliament, the race for the EU top jobs and what the election results in the UK mean for Brexit.

With Fabian Zuleeg , Corina Stratulat , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

Populism / PODCAST

A look ahead at 2019: Can the centre hold?
In our last podcast of 2018, Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Junior Policy Analyst Paul Butcher take stock of where the EU stands after the December summit but also look ahead at what’s in store for Europe in 2019.

Next year promises to be another turbulent year, as a divided and polarised EU will head to the polls in May. The stakes are high. Many analysts predict – or fear is the better word – that Eurosceptic, anti-globalist parties will take over the European Parliament and blow up the Union’s traditional consensus-building politics. Emmanouilidis and Butcher talk about what the growing polarisation means for the upcoming political transition and address the threat of disinformation and fake news ahead of the elections.

With Paul Butcher , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

Brexit / PODCAST

Brexit: The last 5%
Ahead of the European Policy Centre's conference 'A new blueprint for the EU after 2019', Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe, and Fabian Zuleeg, EPC's chief executive, sat down to discuss the latest in the Brexit negotiations.

The deal between the UK and the EU is 95% done, but the last 5% turns out to be the most difficult. Menon and Zuleeg talked about the Northern-Irish backstop, the extension to the transition period, the probability of a no-deal scenario and whether or not Brexit is still reversible.

With Fabian Zuleeg , Anand Menon

                             

Post-Summit Briefing / PODCAST

Post-summit(s) rundown
Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis and head of the migration and diversity programme Marie De Somer discuss the latest developments in the Brexit talks, migration and EMU reform.

After the disappointment of the Brexit summit, where do the EU and UK go from here? Will migration continue to dominate the public debate in Europe? Has the window of opportunity for EMU reform been closed indefinitely? And what does it all mean with the 2019 European Parliament elections on the horizon?

With Marie De Somer , Janis A. Emmanouilidis

                             

Contributions

European Union / ROUNDTABLE
European elections 2019
Janis A. Emmanouilidis spoke at Business Europe on the outlook for Europe in the run-up to the European elections in 2019.

01 January 0001 - , Belgique/Belgie
Business Europe
Citizen participation / WORKSHOP
European Citizens' Consultations 2.0: Integrating citizens' input in the long term
Paul Butcher contributed to the workshop “European Citizens’ Consultations 2.0: Integrating citizens’ input in the long term”, hosted by the Democratic Society

01 January 0001 - Brussels, Belgique/Belgie
Democratic Society
/
COP21: Southeast Asia, China and Europe for Climate Action


15 February 2015 - ,
Hanns Seidel Stiftung
/ SUMMIT
National Power and Electricity Summit


22 February 2015 - ,

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