The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

9th March 2018

Thinking about the EU27: Expert Views from Across Europe

The IIEA hosted a panel discussion with senior analysts from leading EU think tanks to debate the proposed reforms for the EU, and discuss the perspectives from Poland, Spain and Austria.
8th March 2018

IIEA Publication: The EU’s role in security and defence after Brexit

In this policy paper, Patrick Keatinge, Co-Chair of the IIEA’s Security and Defence Group and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, explains the context of PESCO within the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, and argues that it does not threaten Ireland’s policy of military neutrality.
12th February 2018

Forging Partnerships: Ireland and Lithuania in the EU27

In their address, Minister David Stanton and Minister Linkevičius will outline the Irish and Lithuanian perspectives on the Future of the EU27. Following this, they will be joined by a panel of UCC students.
31st January 2018

Will Hope and History Rhyme Again for Europe?

Prime Minister Ratas will outline Estonia’s vision for the future of the EU and discuss the main policy priorities of his Government in an EU of 27 Member State.

EU Affairs

12th March 2018

The EU-Turkey deal two years on – Humanity, Realism and the Asylum Debate in the EU

In his address to the IIEA, Gerald Knaus argued that an effective EU policy on borders and asylum is possible, but the first step is a serious debate on what has worked and what has failed.
16th February 2018

Changing Narratives: The Domestic Debate in the Netherlands on the Future of Europe

Dr Adriaan Schout will offer an assessment of the official Dutch EU narrative and of the emerging EU-critical counter narrative that influence the debate on the future of the EU in the Netherlands.
5th February 2018

The End of Europeanisation? Poland’s Changing Approach to EU Integration

Piotr Buras will explore the sources of Poland’s current attitude towards the EU and how the new Polish European policy will impact on relations with the country’s key partners.
22nd January 2018

The SPD Votes to Proceed with Coalition Negotiations

On Sunday, 21 January 2018, 362 of 642 delegates at an extraordinary party summit of the social democratic SPD party in Bonn voted in favour of commencing formal coalition negotiations with CDU and CSU.
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.


23rd February 2018

Brexit: Where are we going? – Transition… or Extension?

In this abridged version of his recent IIEA paper, which can be read in full here, Former Taoiseach John Bruton argues that the two-year period for negotiating Brexit can, and should, be extended. This article is Part Seven of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series.
23rd February 2018

Brexit Brief 36

Issue 36 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.
21st February 2018

Brexit: Where are we going? The Future Relationship

Part Six of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series is written by John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, describes the ‘Big Principles’ required for an effective future relationship between the EU and UK.
15th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Pt 5: Northern Ireland

Part Five of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series, written by David Phinnemore, Dean of Studies at QUB, sets out the state of play in the Brexit negotiations as seen from Northern Ireland.
13th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Part Four – Ireland

Part Four of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series, written by Tom Arnold, former Director General of the IIEA, sets out the Irish perspective on the negotiations to date, as well as the options for the negotiations ahead.