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EU institutional affairs

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…

When a rule of law protection mechanism for the EU?

By Fabian Willermain (23-02-2017)

In Other publications

While the EU promotes the Rule of Law as one of its cornerstone, how can we imagine that these same principles are not respected in each of its member states ?

This article was first published in La Libre. Article only available in French. read more…

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…