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EU institutional affairs

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…

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…