Euro-Mediterranean blues
8 June 2010
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World)

This Commentary by Rosa Balfour describes the debacle surrounding the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), whose second Summit, scheduled for 7 June was unceremoniously postponed.


transCaspian policy platform
31 May 2010


Impact of the economic crisis: greater income equality but less well-being?
18 May 2010
Claire Dhéret (Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme and Senior Policy Analyst) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Despite the overwhelmingly negative impact of the economic crisis on social cohesion, it might well have the paradoxical effect of reducing income and wealth inequalities by impacting disproportionately on those with higher incomes and wealth levels, say Claire Dhéret and Fabian Zuleeg in this Policy Brief.


A Schuman Declaration for the 21st Century
6 May 2010
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World), Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES), John Wyles (Senior Adviser to EPC on EU politics and institutions) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

On the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (9 May 1950), which set Europe on the path to European economic and political integration, the EPC has drafted a new declaration along lines that Schuman might have thought of.


To stabilise Afghanistan, give a stronger voice to civil society
30 April 2010
Shada Islam (Director Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe) and Aleksandra Styś (External authors)

Without the active involvement of ordinary citizens, Afghanistan will be unable to achieve long-term stability and growth, as security cannot be achieved by military presence alone, say Shada Islam and Aleksandra Styś in this commentary.


Constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: preparing EU accession
22 April 2010
Florian Bieber (External authors)

Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose domestic situation has deteriorated continuously, should be a priority for a renewed strategy of engagement with the Balkans, says this EPC Policy Brief by Florian Bieber.


Digital Single Market project
22 April 2010

Findings of an EPC project, released just days before former Competition Commissioner Mario Monti submits his findings on relaunching the Single Market to Commission President Barroso, show that a Digital Single Market could add 4.1% to EU GDP by 2020, and be a key driver for productivity and competitiveness.


Cyprus - The beginning of a new era
21 April 2010
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this commentary Amanda Paul looks at likely changes in Cyprus following Devis Eroğlu’s election as Leader of the island’s Turkish Cypriot community, including the reunification talks and the likely impact on Turkey’s EU membership negotiations.


Europe's contribution to anti-corruption efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa
31 March 2010
John T. Kaninda (External authors) and Stefan Schepers (Secretary General of independent tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management)

Following on from the publication of the World Bank Report on ‘quiet corruption in Africa’ this EPC Policy Brief says corruption is costing African economies $148 billion a year as lax regulations allow socially-irresponsible European companies to milk many Sub-Saharan African countries of their assets.


A deal for Greece, more work for the EU - Post-Summit Analysis
29 March 2010

The Spring European Council saw an end to the bitter divisions of recent weeks over how to respond to the Greek budget crisis, but reinforced impressions that the EU is going through a difficult transition period.


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