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Future of the EU27

5th June 2020

EU27 Bulletin 25 May – 5 June 2020

The IIEA’s EU27 Bulletin brings you the key developments from across the EU institutions on a fortnightly basis. Each bulletin follows developments in the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, respectively. We also look ahead to what developments may emerge over the coming weeks.
5th June 2020

Sweden’s Values-Based Approach to Domestic and Foreign Policy

Minister Linde explored the Swedish response to the coronavirus pandemic, the implications of the crisis for gender equality issues, and the significance of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy.
29th May 2020

The COVID Crisis and Gender Equality

Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Evelyn Regner MEP, reflected on the particular impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women and on the longer-term gender equality issues the EU will face in its recovery.
25th May 2020

The German EU Presidency: Changing Priorities in Challenging Times

Michael Roth discussed the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and reflected on the twin goals of repairing the EU’s economy and strengthening solidarity between its Member States.

EU Affairs

13th January 2021

Priorities of the Portuguese EU Presidency

H.E. Minister Santos Silva outlines the priorities for Portugal’s forthcoming Presidency of the European Union in 2021 in the context of the current and future challenges facing the EU.
13th January 2021

Building a Competitive, Innovative and Resilient European Economy

State Secretary Dörr-Voß discusses efforts to future-proof EU industrial, competition and economic policy ahead of the forthcoming update of the New Industrial Strategy for Europe.
13th January 2021

Generating Resilience and Growth in Germany and the EU

Professor Lars P. Feld offers his analysis of the outlook for the German economy, including within the wider context of the European Union.
7th December 2020

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing  

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, President of France from 1974 to 1981, died on 2 December 2020, aged 94. This appreciation of Giscard d’Estaing was written after the conclusion of his two years as Chairman of the European Convention in 2003. The author, Tony Brown, worked as an Advisor to the Oireachtas Members of the Irish Delegation to the Convention The Convention’s success in producing, with near unanimity, a comprehensive constitutional text owed much to Giscard’s presidency marked, in the words of the Financial Times, by “a mix of charm, guile and a certain authoritarianism that one would have expected from a former inhabitant of the Elysée.” Although initially adopted by EU governments, it was not until 2009 that the Lisbon Treaty, containing its main elements for the reformed governance of the EU, was signed and approved, in Ireland’s case after two referenda.
12th November 2020

Strengthening Europe’s Health Capacity

Minister Spahn reflects on lessons learned to date in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for EU public health policy.


13th January 2021

What’s in the deal?

This first blog in a new series provides an overview of the key points of the EU-UK agreement, including the resolutions to the final sticking points in the negotiations.
5th January 2021

Brexit Brief 101

Issue 101 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.  
17th December 2020

Brexit Brief 100

Issue 100 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.  
3rd December 2020

Brexit Brief 99

Issue 99 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. 
19th November 2020

Implications of Brexit and COVID-19 for Ireland’s Key Transport Sectors

This paper discusses the implications of Brexit and COVID-19 on Ireland’s transport sector.