EU 27 Blog


16th January 2020

A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges: Croatian Presidency EU

On 1 January 2020, Croatia assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time. This briefing examines what we can expect from the Croatian Presidency programme over the next six months, which is entitled ‘A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges’.This briefing is part of the Future of the EU27 Project, which is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
3rd December 2019

Seeing the Bigger Picture: France and Germany and the ‘Future of Europe’ Conference.

This blog examines the Franco-German non-paper on the ‘Future of Europe’ Conference and the key questions and guidelines for the conference. The non-paper reignites the debate regarding where Europe is heading and what kind of reform is needed for the future of the European project and assesses Franco-German relations.
26th September 2019

Communicating the ECB

Christine Lagarde’s commitment to improving communication with EU citizens as ECB President forms part of an emerging trend among the ECB Governing Council, and in the EU institutions more broadly.
17th September 2019

Changing of the Guard at the ECB

On 17 September 2019, Christine Lagarde secured the approval of the European Parliament to become the new President of the European Central Bank. What will be the priority objectives of her eight-year term?
19th July 2019

Delving Deeper into the New EU Leadership Package

This briefing provides background on the proposed leaders and explores where they stand on issues of relevance to the future of Europe and to Ireland. The briefing also covers the next steps in the appointment process for the candidates that have not yet been formally appointed.