The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

14th December 2018

Beyond Brexit: Making the EU work for you

How can we make the European Union work best for all of our citizens? On Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at 6.00p.m. the Institute of International and European Affairs hosted a public event at the Medieval Museum in Waterford, at which the future of the EU was discussed with a panel of leading national politicians and local thought-leaders.
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7th December 2018

The Future Role of the European Court of Auditors in the EU27

President Klaus-Heiner Lehne argued that the European Court of Auditors must re-calibrate its position in the institutional system and embrace the required changes in order to future-proof itself.
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30th October 2018

Is the EU responsible for the rise of illiberal authoritarianism and the decline of democracy in Europe?

Professor Gráinne de Búrca asked what part, if any, the EU has played in the rise of illiberal authoritarianism and the weakening of national constitutional democracy.
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12th October 2018

The Future of the EU27 – A Slovak Perspective

In his keynote address to the Institute, Minister Lajčák outlined the key priorities of his government for the future of the European Union at 27 Member States.
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EU Affairs

7th January 2019

Brexit Brief 55

Issue 55 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.
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17th December 2018

Germany’s New AI Strategy

This brief charts the ways in which German Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy has been prioritised by Angela Merkel since the 2017 Federal Elections, drawing in particular on the AI Strategy of the Federal Government, which was approved by the cabinet on 16 November 2018 and which was presented at the 2018 Digital Summit in Nuremberg on 4 December 2018.
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13th December 2018

Brexit Brief 54

Issue 54 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.
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12th December 2018

Launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2018: Global Trends in Terrorism

Serge Stroobants presented the Institute for Economics and Peace Global Terrorism Index 2018. Professor Andrew Silke, Chair in Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at the Cranfield Forensic Institute delivered the keynote address.
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12th December 2018

40 Years of European Parliament Direct Elections: An Election of Consequence

Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament and IIEA Board Member, reflects on 40 years of direct elections to the European Parliament and looks ahead to the 2019 European elections.
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Brexit

14th January 2019

After Britain: Wales and Ireland in the post-Brexit era

In his address to the IIEA, Adam Price argued that Brexit and the disunity it has engendered in UK politics could be a centrifugal force for the relationships between the four countries of the United Kingdom. He argued that there is growing support for Irish unity and Scottish and Welsh independence, and proposed that planning begin for new and different unions between the Celtic nations across these islands.
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11th December 2018

The Brexit Endgame: Key Challenges Ahead – Perspectives from Germany, Ireland and Scotland

In this event report and overview of the current state of play in the Brexit debate, Kirsty Hughes, Director of SCER, and Andrew Gilmore, Deputy Director of Research, IIEA, look at some of the key themes and questions in this Brexit endgame as explored at the joint IIEA, SCER and KAS event on 5 October 2018.
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7th December 2018

The meaningful vote and beyond: a guide to the ratification process in the UK Parliament.

On Tuesday, 11 December 2018, the UK Parliament will hold a ‘meaningful vote’ on whether to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship, which together constitute the Brexit deal agreed upon by the British and EU negotiators. The House of Commons vote is widely recognised as representing a significant challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May. This is due to a number of factors, not least the divisive nature of the deal and the composition of the House, which sees a fractured Tory party supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, who have expressed deep hostility to the deal. This briefing outlines the ratification process, and analyses some of the potential outcomes of the ‘meaningful vote’, before identifying the next steps in the Brexit process.
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28th November 2018

Brexit Brief 53

Issue 53 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.
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27th November 2018

Outcomes of the Special Brexit Summit and next steps

On Sunday, 25 November 2018, the European Council approved the text of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. This blog outlines the outcomes of the Special Summit and examines the next steps in the Brexit process.
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