The Lisbon Treaty 10 years on: Success or Failure?

December 2019 • Kelemen R. Daniel, Södersten Anna, Spaventa Eleanor, Thies Anne, van Middelaar Luuk

Report

On 1 December 2009, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, aiming at making the EU more democratic, more transparent and more efficient. In this volume, four scholars discuss whether the Treaty has strengthened the EU during the past decade, a period marked by several crises for the European Union. With contributions from Luuk van Middelaar, R. Daniel Kelemen, Anne Thies and Eleanor Spaventa. (2019:2op)

Spitzenkandidaten – make or break?

June 2019 • von Sydow Göran

Perspective

The new procedure for selecting the President of the European Commission is subject to institutional and political struggles. Regardless the fate of the system after the European elections in 2019, SIEPS’ director Göran von Sydow argues, a genuine European level contestation over executive office is not likely to emerge soon.

Juncker’s Political Commission: Did it Work?

May 2019 • Dawson Mark

Analysis

The outgoing European Commission has been defined by the idea of a more “political” institution. While the ambition proved difficult to implement, a return to the role as a neutral arbiter is no longer an alternative.

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