The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

24th May 2019

Facing the New European Anxieties: Regaining the Trust of Electorates

In this keynote address, Sir Paul explores why governments across Europe have lost the trust of electorates and what can be done to re-establish it. He also draws on his recent book, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties, which explores the failures of modern capitalism and suggests potential remedies.
23rd May 2019

The Lead Candidate Debate: How will the next European Commission President be selected?

This explainer will examine the controversy surrounding the Spitzenkandidat or lead candidate system for selecting the President of the European Commission. It explores why the system was introduced and why it has been contested by some EU Institutions and Member States.
16th May 2019

Political Groups in the European Parliament: Who are you really voting for?

This explainer will identify the number of political groups in the European Parliament and why they are important. It will also highlight some of the main political trends that are emerging in the run up to the elections and examine the implications of these trends for political group formation in the new European Parliament.
13th May 2019

Where does the EU stand on Security and Defence Policy?

In this blog, Professor Ben Tonra examines EU cooperation on security and defence. He explores the competing approaches to security and defence cooperation at the EU level, including calls for the creation of a so-called ‘European army’ and argues that the EU’s changing security landscape may require it to rethink its approach to security and defence cooperation.

EU Affairs

24th May 2019

Discussion Note on Ireland’s Objectives After Brexit

This short discussion note by Dr John Temple Lang outlines a number of suggestions for Ireland’s approach to relations with the UK and with the EU after Brexit.
22nd May 2019

How to Fight against Populism

Drawing on his distinguished body of work, Professor Jan-Werner Müller provides his views on how modern democracies can combat the growing trend of populism.
9th May 2019

Is Europe Facing a Democratic Recession?

Dr Rosa Balfour argues that Europe is undergoing a democratic recession, from which several scenarios emerge. She discusses the proposals in response to this trend, including those of France.
1st May 2019

Radical Democracy and Left Populism

In her address to the IIEA, Professor Mouffe scrutinises the “populist moment” that we are currently witnessing in Western Europe and argues that the development of a left populism is the only way to combat the rising support for right-wing populist parties.
10th April 2019

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Trump

Constanze Stelzenmüller analyses developments in German-US relations.


17th May 2019

Brexit Brief 64

Issue 64 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in Brexit and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK, and the rest of the EU.
2nd May 2019

Brexit Brief 63

Issue 63 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit debate and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
17th April 2019

Brexit Brief 62

Issue 62 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit debate and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the E
12th April 2019

Brexit: State of Play Update

The UK and EU have agreed to a ‘flexible’ extension until 31 October 2019. Achieving a domestic consensus on the terms of the UK’s departure, however, continues to present significant challenges to Prime Minister May.
5th April 2019

Ireland and the Changing Global Foreign Direct Investment Landscape

In this paper for the IIEA, Frank Barry discusses five major developments in the external FDI landscape with a focus on their implications for the Irish economy.