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Internal EU policies

European Economic Diplomacy: what role for the EIB?

By Balazs Ujvari (23-06-2017)

In Security Policy Briefs

Led by the European Commission and the European External Action Service, European economic diplomacy is in the making. This exercise requires a strengthened co-ordination not only between the EU and its member states but also with the read more…

The European Investment Bank: an overlooked (f)actor in EU external action?

By Balazs Ujvari (02-06-2017)

In Egmont papers

This Egmont paper aims to 1) explore the extent to which the EIB already delivers, through its operations outside the Union, on the priorities guiding EU external action and 2) to identify ways in which the potential of the EIB as a multiplier of EU external action could be exploited in a better manner. The paper concludes with recommendations aimed at maximising read more…

New Pact for Europe – National Report of Belgium. Belgium and the EU : matching rhetoric and commitment

By Alexander Mattelaer (09-05-2017)

In Other publications

This is the first in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project. As a founding member state that sits at the crossroads of European cultures, Belgium has persistently advocated European cohesion and sought to act as a bridge-builder within the EU. This position is increasingly under pressure, read more…

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Launch of the NPE Belgium National Report. Belgium and the EU : matching rhetoric and commitment

Conference from 17:30 - 19:00 (Registration from 17:00)

Egmont – Institute for International Relations – is hosting a special event to present its contribution to the project New Pact for Europe. This project gathers several think tanks among 10 EU countries to discuss European Union’s future and current challenges. It was launched in 2013 by the King Baudouin Foundation and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, and supported by a large transnational consortium including the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), read more…

Two-Speed Europe: Yes, But

By Sven Biscop (06-04-2017)

In Commentaries

Yes to a two-speed Europe if that is the only way to deepen integration, but this does entail some risks.

A Dutch version of this article was published on the website of De Morgen. read more…

How to make the most of the EU’s financial potential ?

By Anca Cioriciu, Fabian Willermain (22-03-2017)

In European Policy Briefs

In the perspective of the post-2020 Multiannual financial Framework (MFF), this policy brief suggests three reforms that would improve the aim of the MFF as both an expression of EUs political priorities and budgetary planning tool. read more…

A Dublin IV recast: A new and improved system?

By Tamara Tubakovic (17-03-2017)

In European Policy Briefs

According to member states and EU officials, the European Union is now slowly entering a period of ‘post crisis.’ In this fragile period of stability, the European Commission has begun its task of strengthening the EU’s legislative framework on asylum. read more…

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Les multiples crises du voisinage menacent-elles le projet européen jusque dans ses valeurs fondamentales ?

Conference Annuelle « Voisinages »

La conférence se concentrera sur la seule question des valeurs européennes read more…

What if Mrs May had a strategy for Brexit, and her divided opponents had not?

By Franklin Dehousse (17-01-2017)

In Commentaries

A few observers objected to my presentation of the Brexit negotiation as finally not so complex. As a matter of fact, the thesis was that this negotiation would have some complex aspects, but far from other well known episodes. In my eye, until now, the main problem lies with the approach rather than read more…

Thursday, 26 January 2017

New Pact for Europe

Transnational meeting

The New Pact for Europe project is a long process which explores how the EU can better serve the interests of its member states and citizens, through a series of national and transnational debates on key policies. Discussions are organized through National Reflection Groups created specifically for this purpose in twelve EU countries as well as through transnational exchanges between these groups. read more…