Jacques Delors Institute – European Think Tank in Berlin

Brexit will shake up the EU budget – and that’s a good thing

Brexit will shake up the EU budget – and that’s a good thing

Brexit will reshape the EU’s finances. It forces the EU to choose between spending less and increasing national contributions. Jörg Haas argues that this could lead to conflicts about burden-sharing, but it could also offer a window of opportunity for overhauling the EU budget, a goal that has proven elusive for many years. A pragmatic package deal could include slightly higher member state contributions in return for an overhaul of the EU’s spending priorities. more

Asylum detention in Europe: State of play and ways forward

Asylum detention in Europe: State of play and ways forward

Does seeking asylum in Europe entail spending time behind bars? In the wake of the refugee crisis and in reaction to terrorist attacks, European governments are seeking tighter control over the whereabouts of migrants and refugees. In this policy paper, Marie Walter-Franke sheds light on EU rules regulating the detention of applicants for international protection, how they are currently implemented by member states, and the ongoing reform process. more

New Pact for Europe: German country report

New Pact for Europe: German country report

This paper is the second of ten national reports to be published as part of the New Pact for Europe (NPE) project. In the report, the German Reflection Group provides a comprehensive overview of its discussions on the key challenges for the EU, in the fields of migration, economy and security, and on how to address them. Although the group sees the ‘current state of the Union’ as being critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. more

Five takeaways from analysing Brexit

Five takeaways from analysing Brexit

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union requires the remaining member states to restructure the new EU-27 and the future relations with the UK. What challenges and changes will the EU have to face in the future due to Brexit? In this policy brief, Federico Fabbrini presents five takeaways from the expert conference “The Law & Politics of Brexit” on Brexit at Dublin City University. more

Social networks and populism in the EU - a comparative study

Social networks and populism in the EU - a comparative study

Why are populists seemingly so successful in communicating their messages via social networks? In this paper Paul-Jasper Dittrich offers an interpretation of populism as a political communication strategy in Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The analysis shows that populists have managed to establish social networks as a communication and mobilization tool in all four countries. more

Brexit will shake up the EU budget – and that’s a good thing

Brexit will reshape the EU’s finances. It forces the EU to choose between spending less and increasing national contributions. Jörg Haas argues that this could lead to conflicts about burden-sharing, but it could also offer a window of opportunity for overhauling the EU budget, a goal that has proven elusive for many years. A pragmatic package deal could include slightly higher member state contributions in return for an overhaul of the EU’s spending priorities. mehr more

Asylum detention in Europe: State of play and ways forward

Does seeking asylum in Europe entail spending time behind bars? In the wake of the refugee crisis and in reaction to terrorist attacks, European governments are seeking tighter control over the whereabouts of migrants and refugees. In this policy paper, Marie Walter-Franke sheds light on EU rules regulating the detention of applicants for international protection, how they are currently implemented by member states, and the ongoing reform process. mehr more

New Pact for Europe: German country report

This paper is the second of ten national reports to be published as part of the New Pact for Europe (NPE) project. In the report, the German Reflection Group provides a comprehensive overview of its discussions on the key challenges for the EU, in the fields of migration, economy and security, and on how to address them. Although the group sees the ‘current state of the Union’ as being critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. mehr more

Five takeaways from analysing Brexit

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union requires the remaining member states to restructure the new EU-27 and the future relations with the UK. What challenges and changes will the EU have to face in the future due to Brexit? In this policy brief, Federico Fabbrini presents five takeaways from the expert conference “The Law & Politics of Brexit” on Brexit at Dublin City University. mehr more

Social networks and populism in the EU – a comparative study

Why are populists seemingly so successful in communicating their messages via social networks? In this paper Paul-Jasper Dittrich offers an interpretation of populism as a political communication strategy in Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The analysis shows that populists have managed to establish social networks as a communication and mobilization tool in all four countries. mehr more