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EU institutional affairs

Mr Fillon is becoming a growing problem for Europe

By Franklin Dehousse (17-02-2017)

In Commentaries

Most comments about the latest developments in the French presidential campaign have concentrated on their internal impact, and this is normal. One must now however underestimate their external impact, because it could become huge. read more…

We don’t do enough for the rule of law

By Fabian Willermain (10-02-2017)

In Commentaries

At a time when EU seeks to reinvent itself, the author argues that the EU should carry out regular monitoring processes that guarantees of rule of law and democratic values  in its Member States.. 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…

The mounting dislocation of EU law

By Franklin Dehousse (04-11-2016)

In Commentaries

In a noteworthy recent analysis, Margaret Macmillan affirmed that Europe will hold fast against populism. “Respect for the rule of law will overcome any chance of a return to the Weimar era”. (FT, 21 October 2016). As much as I respect (intensely) her analysis of the past, I beg to differ about the present. 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…

The reform of the EU Courts (III). The brilliant alternative approach of the European Court of Human Rights

By Franklin Dehousse (05-09-2016)

In Egmont papers

This third Egmont/Tepsa report about the doubling of the EU General Court compares the completely opposite justice reform strategies of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It underlines the multiple advantages read more…

Belgium: Support for the UK staying in the EU, but European integration has priority.

By Fabian Willermain (17-06-2016)

In Other publications

If Britain votes to leave the EU it will have to negotiate its exit and a new post-withdrawal relationship with the EU. Often overlooked in the UK’s debate is the fact that any exit agreement and new relationship will have to be agreed by the remaining 27 EU member states and the European Parliament. read more…

The rise of euroscepticism in the United Kingdom or the failure of Europeanism

By Sophie Heine (17-06-2016)

In Other publications

The European Union has severely undermined perceptions of sovereignty and it will fail unless EU citizens regain their voice in the policy process. Might a fully-fledged federalist project do that? read more…