The ECB’s power over non-euro countries in the banking union

February 2020 • Ritleng Dominique

Analysis

The banking union was created to protect public finances against failing banks. Membership is mandatory for euro countries and voluntary for others. Outside of the euro area, the legal acts on supervision must however be implemented through national decisions. This and other legal differences are analysed by Dominique Ritleng, Professor of European Law. (2020:2epa)

Compatible Interests? The EU and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

January 2020 • Cornell Svante E, Swanström Niklas

Report

China’s economic development and global impact are tilting the economic, political and military balances that have shaped the world since the end of the cold war. One fundamental step in China’s global strategy is the infrastructure project BRI. In this report, Svante E. Cornell and Niklas Swanström analyse its impact on the EU’s neighbourhood as well as on the European project. (2020:1)

European industrial policy and state aid – a competence mismatch?

January 2020 • Hettne Jörgen

Analysis

With growing global competition and less respect for the rules-based world order, the EU’s lack of an industrial policy has become problematic. This mismatch calls for explicit EU competences in order to strengthen the competitiveness of European companies globally, writes Jörgen Hettne, Associate Professor in EU Law. (2020:1epa)

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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