Publications in: EU-institutions and Governance

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

One year on: What lessons from the EU-Turkey ‘deal’?

One year after sealing a migration ‘deal’ with the EU, Turkey threatens once again to terminate the agreement. Renewed tensions started when the Netherlands refused to receive campaigning Turkish ministers. The EU-Turkey ‘deal’ thus appears fragile, even though EU and national actors portray it as a success and blueprint for the EU’s external migration cooperation. Is the ‘deal’ really a model and what lessons can be drawn after one year of implementation? mehr more

On the political European Commission

In 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he wanted to make the Commission 'more political'. He created project teams led by Vice-Presidents, and so implemented a new organisational structure that has instituted a new political hierarchy and a more political internal decision-making process. Does this new organisation deliver on President Juncker's ambition? Will it continue to exist in future Commissions? mehr more

Emmanuel Macron: beyond the political right and left

Emmanuel Macron defines sovereignty as European and according to the latest polls, which underline the rise of Macron’s popularity just four months before the presidential elections in France, this strategy might be the right one to win the elections. In an article for Der Spiegel, Henrik Enderlein explains why Macron’s political agenda is also a good chance for Europe to gain momentum. mehr more

Reforming EMU: Legislation and Treaty Change

Our author Federico Fabbrini gives guidance on how to introduce several needed changes to EMU, suggesting that many reforms can be accomplished by ordinary EU legislation, but that improving the EU institutional system ultimately requires changing the EU treaties. In this regard, Brexit may offer a window of opportunity. mehr more