Publications by Dr. Valentin Kreilinger

EP 2014-19: Key Votes: EU-Canada Free trade agreement 

On 15 February 2017, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. In this Policy Brief, Valentin Kreilinger analyses the voting behaviour of MEPs and the conflict line between proponents and opponents of free trade. more

Campaign for the European Parliament election

It is already clear that a number of different topics and conflict lines will shape the European elections. This Policy Brief looks at the emerging campaign for the European Parliament election and the political polarization that can be expected. This Policy Brief is the result of a task force chaired by PASCAL LAMY, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, with CHRISTINE VERGER, Advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute acting as rapporteur. more

Aachen Treaty: a second look

On 22 January, exactly 56 years after the signing of the Élysée Treaty, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron signed the Treaty of Aachen. It is heavy on symbols and lighter on concrete ways forward. This policy position picks three key issues (security policy, Artificial Intelligence and the link to parliaments) and shows what pragmatic and concrete next steps could look like. more

Minimum standards for parliamentary participation

The European Semester is the framework for the monitoring and coordination of the economic and fiscal policies of EU member states. This Policy Paper by Valentin Kreilinger proposes minimum standards for the participation of national parliaments in the European Semester and the creation of an interparliamentary working group in order to increase national ownership and democratic control. 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