Jacques Delors Institute – European Think Tank in Berlin

Brexit: A British drama, a challenge for the EU

Brexit: A British drama, a challenge for the EU

The EU does not only need firemen, summoned by the “Brexit” to fight the blaze of a new crisis: its next step forward requires more than ever the mobilisation of architects and of prophets capable of restoring a compass and a soul to this unparalleled Union, forged in postwar grief but still making perfect sense in a globalised world for young people and future generations. more

Three arguments for an ever closer EU-NATO cooperation

Three arguments for an ever closer EU-NATO cooperation

For the first time since the beginning of institutionalized relations in 2001, the EU and NATO have issued their first Joint Declaration on security cooperation. It aims at giving a “new impetus” and “new substance” to the EU-NATO strategic partnership. There are many reasons why EU and NATO should cooperate more closely. However, there are at least three reasons why this strategic partnership should be upgraded now. more

Re-energising the Eastern Partnership

Re-energising the Eastern Partnership

The November 2015 review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) underlined the need to strengthen the EaP in line with the commitments at the Riga Summit in 2015. This is an analytical summary of the High-Level workshop "Re-energising the Eastern Partnership" of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin in cooperation with the German Federal Chancellery and the European Commission, which was held in Warsaw on 13th June 2016. more

Reform proposal for an overhaul of the Dublin system

Reform proposal for an overhaul of the Dublin system

The massive influx of migrants has exposed fundamental flaws in the EU’s asylum system. The policy paper by Henrik Enderlein and Nicole Koenig presents a comprehensive reform proposal linking a thorough overhaul of the Dublin system with flanking measures in external border control, internal security and external cooperation.  more

Room for manoeuvre for the EU after the Brexit-Vote

Room for manoeuvre for the EU after the Brexit-Vote

In the wake of the Brexit vote the remaining 27 EU member states will have to reach agreement on an unambiguous common approach to the style of the negotiations. The member states need to clarify their vision of the future of the European Union. Should it be more flexible? The realpolitik analysis suggests that the creation of a third and novel kind of status, which would need a seal of approval in the shape of a treaty amendment, more

Brexit: A British drama, a challenge for the EU

20160722_Brexit Shakespeare Letta

The EU does not only need firemen, summoned by the “Brexit” to fight the blaze of a new crisis: its next step forward requires more than ever the mobilisation of architects and of prophets capable of restoring a compass and a soul to this unparalleled Union, forged in postwar grief but still making perfect sense in a globalised world for young people and future generations. mehr more

Three arguments for an ever closer EU-NATO cooperation

20160721_NATO-EU Koenig Grigorjeva

For the first time since the beginning of institutionalized relations in 2001, the EU and NATO have issued their first Joint Declaration on security cooperation. It aims at giving a “new impetus” and “new substance” to the EU-NATO strategic partnership. There are many reasons why EU and NATO should cooperate more closely. However, there are at least three reasons why this strategic partnership should be upgraded now. mehr more

A yellow card and the political damage

20160512_3rd yellow card Kreilinger

The European Commission made a proposal to revise the Posted Workers Directive, but a “yellow card” was triggered by national parliaments: on 20 July 2016 EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen decided to keep the initial proposal intact and overrule the concerns expressed by national parliaments from eleven Member states. mehr more

EU Economic Policy Coordination

20160712_Economic surveillance Kreilinger

In this report about a High-level Workshop on the “Surveillance of Economic Policy Coordination in the EU”, organized by the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin, Valentin Kreilinger summarizes the main issues that were discussed and the input for the debate on strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union. mehr more

Re-energising the Eastern Partnership

20160711_Eastern Partnership Workshop

The November 2015 review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) underlined the need to strengthen the EaP in line with the commitments at the Riga Summit in 2015. This is an analytical summary of the High-Level workshop "Re-energising the Eastern Partnership" of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin in cooperation with the German Federal Chancellery and the European Commission, which was held in Warsaw on 13th June 2016. mehr more