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Internal EU policies

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…

Brexit will not be « the greatest negotiation of all times”

By Franklin Dehousse (14-12-2016)

In Commentaries

After reading another declaration about the titanic nature of the Brexit negotiation, in some kind of Proustian reminiscence, I went back to my childhood. Of course, for children’s eyes all walls are titanic indeed. And as a matter of fact you must be young, and quite inexperienced in negotiations, to believe that Brexit will be the greatest of them all. read more…

The Juncker Plan 2.0 : the Belgian view

By Fabian Willermain, Quentin Genard (26-10-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

A few weeks after the presentation by the European Commission of ‘Juncker Plan 2.0’, it is high time to look back at what has so far been achieved by the earlier version of the Juncker Plan – and how well it has worked for Belgium. read more…

The European agenda on migration, one year on. The EU Response to the crisis has produced some results, but will hardly pass another solidarity test

By Fabian Willermain (12-10-2016)

In Other publications

On 13 May 2015, the European Commission proposed the European Agenda on Migration, a new strategy laying the foundation for the EU and its Member States to address both the immediate and the long-term challenges of managing migration flows effectively and comprehensively, and setting out the need for a common approach to granting read more…

September 2016: Back-to-school politics – the EU’s new commitments

By Anca Cioriciu, Fabian Willermain (28-09-2016)

In Commentaries

A snapshot of the EU’s new ambitions in the wake of the State of the Union speech and the Bratislava Declaration as scene-setters for the ‘rentrée politique’. read more…

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Europe and Sovereignty: Realities, Limits and Projects

Seminar (on invitation only)

Beyond “a major federal leap”, which seems out of reach for the time being within the EU, we need to move forward pragmatically and try to overcome the stumbling blocks that are preventing the EU from developing as an international player. How can this shared desire be brought about? read more…