Publications in: EU-institutions and Governance

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

Euroscepticism – a dynamic phenomenon

Maurits Meijers observes in this Policy Paper that Euroscepticism is a phenomenon which comes in different flavours and has changed significantly over time. In addition, the paper outlines the far-reaching consequences Euroscepticism can have for both EU politics within Memberstates and the process of EU integration as a whole. mehr more

How can the EU stand with the CEU?

In this Blog Post, Mark Dawson, Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, explains what the EU can do to address the infringements of fundamental rights in Hungary: While the recent attack of the Hungarian government on the Central European University may seem shocking, close observers of constitutional developments in Hungary have long seen this coming. The Orban-led government has gradually eroded all independent institutions. mehr more

Brexit and a multi-speed Europe: a lawyer’s perspective

On 25 March 2017 the European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The decision by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union is unprecedented and has created a whole set of political and legal questions. We interviewed Federico Fabbrini, Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of Dublin City University and author of the 2016 book “Economic Governance in Europe”. mehr more