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Analysis

Our sea, our problems, our solutions

Relations between the EU and its southern neighbours are strained at present. The consequences of the civil wars in Syria and Libya, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the high level of youth unemployment in Tunisia and Morocco are being clearly felt here too. It is time for the Europeans to revive their Mediterranean policy, argues our Middle East expert Christian Hanelt. read more...

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Event

Securing a good neighbourhood in the south and east

Civil war in Syria, Libya and Eastern Ukraine, major economic and social problems in the North African states: Europe is currently surrounded by crises and conflicts. What can the "European Neighbourhood Policy" do here? We discussed this with a group of experts, including the foreign ministers of Estonia and Malta, in Berlin on 14 July. read more...

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Publication

Europa Briefings

In the publication series “Europa Briefing”, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now? read more...

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Event

Eurozone policy – a look ahead

Eurozone policy – a look ahead. With this guiding motto the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin launched their new series “Europa briefings“ on 11 July at the Allianz Forum in Berlin. At an event called “EU to go”, a short and interactive format aimed at decisions-makers in the German capital, the team presented six recent publications. The briefings cover topics in European economic policy and answer the questions: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can policy-makers do now?” read more...

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Final report

New Pact for Europe

After a first successful period in 2013-2015, which included more than 80 events in 17 EU countries and the publication of two major reports, which elaborated five strategic options on the future of the EU, the New Pact for Europe project entered a new phase in 2016-2017. read more...

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Analysis

Snap election in the UK: From "Hard" to "Hostile"?

The forthcoming general election in the United Kingdom will to a large extent centre on what sort of exit from the European Union the country might be able to achieve. How could an enhanced mandate for Prime Minister Theresa May affect the negotiations of Brexit? read more...

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Comment

President Trump Goes to Europe: Two (Theoretically) Easy and a Tough Question on EU Integration, Trade and the Euro

All eyes will be on Donald Trump when he attends the international summits of NATO and the G7 at the end of May. On his first trip to Europe he is also set to meet the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker. Policymakers in Brussels and across European capitals will therefore listen very carefully to what the new U.S. president has to say about his commitment to European integration, transatlantic trade relations and the strength of the euro. A comment by Katharina Gnath. read more...

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New Policy Brief

Seizing the Moment for Euro Area Reform

The election of Emmanuel Macron as French President gave renewed hope to proponents of the European integration project after the blow of Brexit. There is now a momentum that Berlin and Paris could agree on the view that the euro is incomplete and cannot last without major reforms. We set out proposals for a staged but lasting and workable reform. read more...

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Comment

An electoral win, yes – but triumph will have to wait

A general sense of relief, mixed with skepticism, following Emmanuel Macron's victory at the presidential polls: The French electoral campaign has revealed a deep political divide that the president-elect must now bridge if he is to lead the way forward for France and Europe. Our Europe expert Joachim Fritz-Vannahme examines what priorities Macron must set. read more...

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