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EU institutional affairs

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, 1 June 2017

Multi-speed integration: political promises, legal constraints and budgetary challenges – FULLY BOOKED

Workshop on invitation only

For the celebration of Egmont Institute’s 70th Anniversary, the European Affairs Programme is holding a workshop :

Multi-speed integration: political promises, legal constraints and budgetary challenges read more…

Can the British Brexit notification be withdrawn?

By Franklin Dehousse (21-04-2017)

In Commentaries

During the last year, many observers, especially in the United Kingdom, have commented on the possibility of a unilateral withdrawal of the Brexit notification (see for example the recent Edwards/Jacobs/Lever document). After the notification, the topic has resurfaced. 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…

France is headed for big trouble. Europe, be warned.

By Franklin Dehousse (23-03-2017)

In Commentaries

We are living through by far the most extraordinary presidential campaign in the history of the Fifth Republic. It began with a shock with President Hollande’s decision to abandon re-election, due to his incredibly low popularity. 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…

The House of Lords’ report on the “Brexit bill” : an extremely dangerous development for the coming negotiation

By Franklin Dehousse (07-03-2017)

In Commentaries

On 4 March 2017, the House of Lords made public a new report about the so-called “brexit bill” – i.e. the final contribution read more…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

60 years after the Rome Treaty: time to reboot the European Project? Fully Booked !

Conference from 16:30 - 18:30

A keynote lecture by Professor Loukas Tsoukalis.
On 25 March 1957, a group of European statesmen gathered in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitoline Hill for a pivotal moment in modern European history. Building on the Spaak report and the 1956 intergovernmental conference on the common market read more…