The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

14th September 2018

President Juncker’s Vision for a Unified and Self-Reliant European Union

This blog looks at the proposals put forward in President Jean-Claude Juncker’s final State of the Union address and what they may mean for Ireland.
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14th September 2018

The Emerging Voices Group

A new national debate on the future of the EU27 has been launched by the Irish Government. Contributions to this debate have been made by leading European figures, by EU Member States, and by the EU Institutions and Irish people have been called upon to discuss their own visions for the future of the EU. As part of this debate, the IIEA began a three-year project in 2017 with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The IIEA Future of the EU27 project looks at the various contributions to the Future of Europe debate emanating from the EU Institutions and from the Member States. Combined with consideration of the policy priorities of other EU Member States, this research will contribute to a more nuanced understanding of where Ireland’s strategic interests lie. For this project, the IIEA is putting together an Emerging Voices Group, which will bring together new voices to share their perspectives on the future of Europe. The group will meet monthly, and representatives of the group will be invited on a rotating basis to join meetings of the IIEA’s Future of the EU27 Expert Group, which consists of former government ministers, Irish Ambassadors, EU officials and prominent academics. We want to engage with a range of perspectives, so the panel will be gender balanced, and will aim to bring together people from different sectors, backgrounds and areas of expertise.
1min
5th September 2018

Debating Globalisation and the Future of Work

See some of the key points from an IIEA debate on globalisation and the future of work that took place in June 2018 in Dundalk.
1min
3rd September 2018

The Role of the EU in Shaping Social Policy

Since the 1970s, the role of the European Union in social affairs has consistently, but cautiously, been expanded. This infographic illustrates the levels at which various types of social policies are set across the EU
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EU Affairs

13th September 2018

German-Russian Relations: Return to Normal?

Dr Stefan Meister asseseds the development and current state of German-Russian relations.
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1st August 2018

The Chess-player and the Kickboxer

On 26 June 2018, Ministers for European Affairs of EU Member States met and formally held a hearing under Article 7 (1) Treaty on European Union (TEU) to discuss ongoing rule of law issues in Poland.
1min
19th July 2018

Austrian Presidency Brief

On 1 July 2018, Austria assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, for the third time since it accession in 1995. At a time when the European Union is facing challenging dossiers in the areas of migration, trade, security, the EU budget, and the on-going Brexit negotiations, this is an important moment for Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his EPP-affiliated Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). The ÖVP is one of the two dominant parties of Austrian politics that have governed the country in the post-war period, and is currently in coalition with the far-right and often euro-critical Freedom Party of Austria. The Chancellor faces challenges in separating his Government’s strongly stated positions in relation to many of the EU’s ongoing challenges, from its role as a broker in negotiations between EU Member States over the coming six months. However, given the significant agenda-setting and agenda-structuring powers afforded to the Council Presidency, Member States may instinctively view Austria as an ally or an opponent based on whatever side of these contentious issues they may be on.
1min
13th July 2018

The UK white paper on the future relationship with the EU

On Thursday, 12 July, the UK released its White Paper outlining the UK’s desired terms for the future relationship. This blog outlines the structure of the proposal and examines the proposed economic partnership.
7min
13th July 2018

A European Union that Respects, Invests and Protects

In her address to the IIEA, Minister Dalli highlighted Malta’s priorities at EU level, arguing that the citizen must be placed at the centre of EU politics and decision making.
1min

Brexit

4th September 2018

Brexit Brief 47

Issue 46 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
31st July 2018

Brexit Brief 46

Issue 46 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
18th July 2018

Brexit Brief 45

Issue 45 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
12th July 2018

Brexit: Where are we now?

Dáithí O’Ceallaigh provided an update on the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations. Authors of the IIEA Brexit Sectoral Reports series discussed their findings.
2min
12th July 2018

Brexit in an Age of Populism: Reflections of an English European

In his address to the IIEA, Prof. Garton Ash analysed Brexit in the context of what is happening across the Continent (and beyond).
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