Publications by Valentin Kreilinger

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

Looking ahead to the European Parliament election

In around six months, between 23 and 26 May 2019, 450 million citizens in the European Union will go to the polls to decide on the composition of the European Parliament for the ninth time. Surveys and data already allow for an idea of how the European Parliament will look like after the election. This outlook on the 2019 European Parliament election analyses the composition of the next EU parliament and the upcoming changes in the political power structures based on current estimates. more

The next European Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) elected on 26 May 2019 will not likely resemble the current one. These elections will occur in a context of internal tensions within the European Union, turbulence on the international stage, migration-related and social challenges, spreading fears, identitarian flare-ups, and populism. All these phenomena could lend a significantly more European, and less national tone to the campaign than usual. more

SOTEU is more than a speech

The blogpost “5 things you need to know about the SOTEU speech” by Valentin Kreilinger, Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, was mentioned in the POLITICO Brussels Playbook on 12 September 2018. more

Five things you need to know about the #SOTEU speech

As Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver his final “State of the Union” speech on 12 September 2018, this is the right moment to take stock of procedural and political issues related to the speech. Valentin Kreilinger offers his five key points on #SOTEU. more