The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

17th January 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Vision for the Future of Europe

On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presented his vision for the future of Europe to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This blog takes a look at some key issues that the Taoiseach discussed.
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21st November 2017

IIEA Future of the EU27 University Roundtable with Maynooth University

A summary of the first IIEA Future of the EU27 University Roundtable held in Maynooth University on November 16 2017.
4min
20th November 2017

A Union at Risk: An Italian Perspective on the EU27

Ettore Greco, Executive Vice President of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy’s leading think tank on foreign affairs.
1min
16th November 2017

The EU Leaders’ Agenda

At the European Council meeting on 19-20 October 2017, President Donald Tusk presented the Leaders’ Agenda, an overview of the main issues he intends to put on the agenda between now and June 2019. This blog describes the content and timetable of that agenda.
6min

EU Affairs

18th January 2018

The Grand Coalition’s Blueprint for Europe: Conclusions, Context and Next Steps

On Friday, 12 January 2018, the CDU, CSU and SPD published the conclusions of the exploratory talks about the potential continuation of a Grand Coalition in Germany.
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12th December 2017

The Western Balkan Region – Is Accession to the EU Still a Reality?

Following a succession of political crises in several countries of the Western Balkan region, the EU has put forward a series of initiatives aimed at reconfirming the perspective of EU accession for the region.
1min
8th December 2017

Investing in Europe’s Future

President Hoyer will illustrate the role of the EIB in fostering competitiveness through investment in Education, Technology and Strategic Infrastructure.
1min
21st November 2017

The Future of Europe: A Spanish Perspective

In his address to the IIEA, Jorge Toledo, Spain’s Secretary of State for European Affairs, presented the Spanish vision for the future of the EU after Brexit, noting the challenges ahead and the Spanish policy priorities for the EU27.
1min
12th November 2017

Germany in Transition

The German Federal Elections of 24 September 2017 marked a series of watersheds: the rise of the far-right AfD, which won seats in the German Parliament (Bundestag) for the first time; the beginning of the end of the Merkel era; and the probable emergence of a new so-called “Jamaica” coalition government of the conservative CDU/CSU, the market liberal Free Democratic Party, and the Green Party.
1min

Brexit

18th January 2018

Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response

Tony Connelly will provide an up-to-date account of the ‘inside story’ of the Irish response to Brexit, based on his 2017 book ‘Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response.’
1min
5th January 2018

Brexit Brief 33

On 20 December 2017, the European Commission published its Recommendation for a Council decision on the opening of the next phase of negotiations with the United Kingdom. Issue 33 of the IIEA Brexit Brief highlights the important points from the Commission document, and notes relevant developments in Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
20th December 2017

Brexit Brief 32

The European Council on 15 December 2017 declared that ‘sufficient progress’ had been made in the Brexit negotiations for the talks to move to Phase Two. This phase will focus on the critically important topics of the UK’s transitional arrangements, as well as the framework for the future relationship. Issue 32 of the Brexit Brief describes the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as well as reactions from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
8th December 2017

Breakthrough for the Border in Brexit Talks

On Friday, 8 December 2017, after a night of intensive negotiations, the EU announced that sufficient progress had been made in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations to move to Phase 2 of the negotiations. This blog covers the key negotiating points of the Northern Ireland border and the Good Friday Agreement as presented in the joint report from the negotiators.
6min
1st December 2017

Brexit: The View from Scotland

Fiona Hyslop provided insights into the Scottish Government’s perspective on Brexit and how it is likely to impact on Scotland and on Scottish-Irish relations.
1min