Albania and the European Union – No time to depart from the ‘carrot and stick’ approach
16 September 2013
Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst) and Gjergji Vurmo (External authors)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Gjergji Vurmo argue that, in response to Albania’s recent strides to meet EU conditions, Brussels should reciprocate.

Developing the social dimension of a deep and genuine Economic and Monetary Union
13 September 2013
László Andor (Senior Adviser to EPC on employment and the EMU)

Systematic monitoring of key employment and social challenges and stronger employment and social policy coordination are important for a well-functioning Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), helping to ensure that adequate resources are allocated to tackling these problems in the interests of the euro zone and the EU as a whole, writes EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor in this Policy Brief.

The European Parliament elections 2014 - Watershed or, again, washed out?
9 September 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Discussion Paper, Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis analyse the prospects and challenges for the next EP vote in May 2014, urging European and national political actors to choose meaningful electoral messages and credible candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission when going up against the anti-EU/euro parties.

A UK referendum on EU membership – A view from Northern Ireland
29 August 2013

The uncertainties conjured up by the possibility of a future outside the EU are not ones many voters in Northern Ireland are likely to welcome. Consequently, what may at first sight appear to be one of the most Eurosceptic regions of the United Kingdom, could in an in-out referendum deliver one of the clearer majorities for staying in the EU, writes David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.

What future for the Scottish-EU relationship?
26 August 2013

A blog by Fabian Zuleeg, EPC Chief Economist, on 'What future for the Scottish-EU relationship?', based on a more extensive conference paper, has been published on the Future of the UK and Scotland website, run by the ESRC.

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The Stockholm Programme: What’s next?
22 July 2013
Alex Lazarowicz (External authors) and Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

This EPC Information Paper is a background document to the discussions on future developments in the field of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) that took place during the Informal Meeting of JHA Ministers in Vilnius on 18 and 19 July 2013, following an invitation from the Lithuanian Presidency.

Japan warns UK about EU exit
22 July 2013

A UK exit from the EU would put at risk thousands of British jobs in Japanese countries, the Japanese government has warned.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - A long hard road to multilateralism?
19 July 2013
Romain Pardo (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC)

In this Commentary, Romain Pardo argues that the great expectations generated by The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), unprecedented in its scope and ambition, will be hard to meet in reality. Numerous obstacles will have to be overcome for the successful conclusion of an ambitious agreement.

The European Parliament - Why should I care?
15 July 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Zuzana Novakova (Doctoral researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

The European Policy Centre – supported by the European Parliament – took a stand this year against the constant lamenting about low public awareness and participation in EP elections by organising a competition entitled: “The European Parliament – Why should I care?”

Between a rock and a hard place: What is Turkey’s place in the transatlantic market?
9 July 2013
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Serdar Yeşilyurt (External authors)

For Turkey, a key partner of both the EU and US, the TTIP represents a considerable economic threat because of its existing Customs Union with the EU, which obliges Ankara to open its market to the countries with which the EU negotiates FTAs, yet at the same time Turkish products and services  are not allowed to enter these third countries since Turkey is not an EU member, write Amanda Paul and Serdar Yeşilyurt in this Commentary. 

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