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Brexit vote – no ‘final blow’ to the EU

The rejection of the so-called ‘May deal’ on 15 January has caused uncertainty for all sides, explains Nicole Koenig, Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin. While Brexit represents an important loss in political and economic terms, it does not represent the ‘final blow’ to the EU, as some may argue. To the contrary, the EU has been very united in the negotiations and public approval rates have significantly risen in the past two years. more

Europe’s right wing takes aim at the EU

Although right-wing parties are strengthening their network in the EU, there is a weak point, as Valentin Kreilinger, policy fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, shows in his study: The right-wing political groups in the European Parliament (ENF and EFDD) have had problems cooperating, because they disagree in fundamental political questions. Thus they must rather be seen as loose alliances. more

‘If Macron fails, Europe fails’

In his essay for DER SPIEGEL, Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, states that “if Macron fails, also Europe fails“. He explains that “Macron is proud of his reforms. Rightly so. He believes these reforms will bring growth back to France. Rightly so. He also believes that new growth in France will repair the social imbalances in the country. Rightly so. more

The CDU votes – what are the consequences for Europe?

What are the consequences of the new CDU presidency for Europe in general and in particular for the currency union? Lucas Guttenberg, deputy director of the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin explains in the run-up to the elections: "When Merz says that Greece should have left the euro in 2015, he calls into question the euro’s character as an irreversible currency union. If that is really his position, then people should start worrying. Merkel always resisted all attempts to drive Greece out of the euro – even from her own finance minister – because she understood that you cannot run a currency union like a fixed exchange-rate regime. Kramp-Karrenbauer seems to be on the same line. Much like his mentor Schäuble, Merz breaks with the position of the chancellor and puts euro exit as a policy instrument back on the table. If Merz wins and Merkel stays on as chancellor and then a question like Greece arises – who calls the shots and who will the party follow?” more

Horizon 2020: “ The EU has established a formidable global brand”

Philipp Ständer, policy fellow at the Jacques Delors Intitute Berlin, told University World News in an interview that the debate on Horizon Europe seems to be highly influenced by the Brexit, as it focuses more on the future involvement of the United Kingdom as an associated country than on third countries which account for a … more