Publications by Dr. Elvire Fabry

Transition: a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Brexit Galaxy

Brexit will enter into force on 29 March 2019. Without an agreement on future relations, the UK will revert to accessing the single market under WTO rules. Economic turmoil cannot be ruled out as the British government struggles to clarify its priorities. This Policy paper by Elvire Fabry and Marco de Toffol explores ways in which a transition agreement could avert a "cliff-edge" scenario. more

European defence: Who sits at the table, what’s on the menu?

The military capacity of European states is plagued by 20 years of under-investment, fragmentation and national short-sightedness. While previous attempts at launching Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in defence failed, a deal is now within reach. Europeans should strike the balance between inclusiveness and ambition, which will set the table for the next decade of European defence cooperation.  more

EU security: a matter of political urgency

Ensuring the security of the European Union is no longer a technical issue requiring bureaucratic adjustments. Together with a return to growth, security is the major political challenge facing Europeans. Instability in neighbouring countries now has profound effects on the entire Union. The task force of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris calls European capitals to demonstrate the necessary political will to respond to the threats faced. more

TTIP and the legitimate fears of the German public opinion

This synthesis written by Elvire Fabry, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, takes the principal elements of the debate organised in the German capital on 28 September 2015 by the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, in order to shed light on the objectives pursued by the EU, the methods used and the conditions for democratic control. more

France: A hotbed of opposition to the TTIP?

In was initially expected for opposition to TTIP to come primarily from France, where public opinion is traditionally wary of trade liberalisation. But Germany has become the leading voice in opposition, while French public opinion teetered around a 50% approval rating in Novembre 2014. Attention has nevertheless been brought to the possibility that this anti-TTIP dynamic might be transmitted to neighbouring France. An analysis by Elvire Fabry. more