Publications by Valentin Kreilinger

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

EU’s multi-level system: Strengthening parliamentary voices

Although citizens’ trust in political institutions and the European Union as a whole has recovered slightly, better parliamentary scrutiny can reduce the perceived democratic deficit of the EU’s multi-level system. This Policy Paper is guided by the principles of building upon current practices and avoiding Treaty change. Valentin Kreilinger suggests five measures how to strengthen parliamentary voices. more

The EU’s new mix of three methods

Ever since European leaders signed the Rome Declaration one year ago, the debate on the future of Europe has taken up pace. However, the different methods of integration have only received little attention. This blog post reviews how the Community, Union and Consultation methods have shaped the debate on European integration. more