Implementing Lisbon: a critical appraisal of the Citizens’ Initiative
28 June 2010
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

This Policy Brief by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat explains in detail how the Citizens’ Initiative should work in practice, and discusses whether it will have the desired effect in bringing citizens closer to the workings of the EU.


A welcome moment of calm in the midst of the storm
21 June 2010
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

‘Unspectacular’ is probably the word that best sums up the 17 June European Council, with no immediate crisis to deal with, few headline-grabbing initiatives and no major surprises.


European Economic Sustainability Index
16 June 2010
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Launched on the eve of the European Council meeting, this European Economic Sustainability Index (EESI) has been designed by Fabian Zuleeg to enable a comparison of the long term economic sustainability of EU Member States.


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.


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