Addressing Europe's employment crisis: what policies for recovery and reform?
4 February 2010
Sotiria Theodoropoulou (External authors)

In the run-up to the extraordinary summit on Growth and Jobs on 11 February, this Policy Brief by Policy Analyst Sotiria Theodoropoulou considers the possible options for moving ahead.

EU 2010 - a reappraisal
21 January 2010
Antonio Missiroli (Director, EU Institute for Security Studies)

Europe enters a new decade facing strong internal and external challenges, says this commentary by Antonio Missiroli. However welcome, the Lisbon Treaty looks more a response to past rather than future challenges, which cannot generate the required political will or strategic vision.

Beyond Stockholm: overcoming the inconsistencies of immigration policy
15 December 2009

This Working Paper argues that policymakers must focus on a few thorny issues such as completing border control projects and reconciling them with an equitable European asylum policy, and tackling undocumented migration by developing national regularisation criteria.

The end of the beginning - Post-Summit Analysis
14 December 2009

This analysis argues that the Summit, along with the General Affairs and External Relations Council earlier in the week, nevertheless provided a comprehensive picture of the ‘state of the Union’ at the end of one era and the beginning of another, opening a new phase in the European integration process.

Implementing Lisbon: the EU Presidency's other (rotating) half
10 December 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The Lisbon Treaty, in force since 1 December, still left many grey areas to be clarified, one of the more tricky ones being the function of the six-monthly rotating EU Presidency in the next institutional architecture, say Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Policy Brief.

What do citizens want? Well-being measurement and its importance for European social policy-making
9 December 2009
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This Issue Paper by Sotiria Theodoropoulou with Fabian Zuleeg reviews the research on well-being measurement, identifies areas where it provides directions for policy-makers, and suggests ways of improving the measurement of well-being so it can provide a better indication of what citizens want.

Three cheers (and questions) for the new Commission
1 December 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

In the new European Commission unveiled last week President Barroso achieved a virtuoso balancing act in political, geographic, personal and even gender terms, but the new set-up also raises unanswered questions, argue Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Commentary.

Europe's foreign service: from design to delivery
25 November 2009

This Policy Brief by Graham Avery discusses the aims, structure and ‘mission statement’ of the new service.

Two cheers and one lesson for the EU
23 November 2009

The two new appointments created by the Lisbon Treaty - President of the European Council and High Representative - have been made. However, the way decisions were taken left much to be desired and partly disappointed public opinion, teaching important lessons for the next time, says Antonio Missiroli in this EPC Commentary.

Between Prague and Copenhagen - Post-Summit Analysis
2 November 2009

This analysis concludes that the Summit delivered results on the first two, although perhaps inevitably limited in the case of the EU’s common position on climate change, and that the parameters for choosing the first holders of the two new posts are now clearer.

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