Publications in: Institutions and Democracy

From Meseberg to Sibiu: EU’s Weltpolitikfähigkeit

Juncker said that the EU should become ‚weltpolitikfähig‘. Merkel and Macron backed this call to bolster the EU’s capacity to act on the global stage in their Meseberg Declaration. How aligned are Berlin and Paris really when it comes to implementation and what could a compromise look like? 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