The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

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.
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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.
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16th November 2017

Ireland and the Future of the EU: Leading the Way, Following the Crowd or Left Behind?

An IIEA event in partnership with the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies.
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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.
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EU Affairs

21st November 2017

The Future of the EU27: 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.
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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.
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26th October 2017

The Future of European Defence Cooperation: Towards a Defence Union.

In his address, Mr Mihnea Motoc outlined the different scenarios for moving towards a European Security and Defence Union.
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20th October 2017

An Estonian Presidency Outlook on the Challenges Facing the European Union

Estonia assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time on 1 July 2017 at a time of great upheaval for the European Union.
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19th October 2017

Dial M for Merkel… and for Misery

At this event, John Jungclaussen argued that Angela Merkel’s victory in the German Federal Elections was never in doubt. On the international stage, German politics may seem sturdy and dependable.
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Brexit

16th November 2017

Brexit Brief 30

Six rounds of negotiations have now taken place in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, but the ‘sufficient progress’ required to move to the next phase of the talks for now remains elusive. The UK’s financial settlement continues to present difficulties for the negotiators. Meanwhile, the issue of the Ireland – Northern Ireland border has been the subject of renewed attention, following the publication of the European Commission’s Dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland on 8 November. Issue 30 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these issues, and highlights relevant developments in Ireland and the other Member States.
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8th November 2017

Norway’s relationship with the EU in light of Brexit

Norway’s membership of the European Economic Area has underpinned its relations with the European Union for 25 years.
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2nd November 2017

Brexit Brief 29

The European Council Summit of 19-20 October 2017 concluded that insufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and EU leaders were unable to recommend the opening of talks on future relations between the EU and the UK. The focus now moves to the sixth round of negotiations on November 9-10, and the subsequent European Council summit in December. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief highlights the latest developments in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, and collates reactions from the UK, EU and Ireland.
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19th October 2017

Brexit Brief 28

The fifth round of negotiations in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took place between 9-12 October 2017. While some gradual progress continues on the issues of citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland, but the issue of the UK’s financial settlement remains deadlocked. Issue 28 of the IIEA Brexit Brief examines these developments and draws together the developments in the UK, EU and Ireland.
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18th October 2017

Brexit: Forty-Five Years On

Comments from UK Prime Minister Edward Heath and Taoiseach Jack Lynch at a 1972 summit of European Heads of State or Government have a particular resonance today, writes IIEA Senior Fellow, Tony Brown.
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