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2017

What are the implications of Brexit for the EU and how will Sweden be affected? In November 2016, SIEPS was commissioned by the government to analyse how the EU´s institutions and the balance between the remaining member states will be affected by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU...

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Brexit – Implications for the EU and Sweden (2017:2op)
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How will the European Commission be affected by the fact that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union? In this European Policy Analysis, Michael Leigh discusses the likely implications of Brexit on that specific European institution regarding policy development as well as organisational...

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Brexit and the European Commission (2017:5epa)
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The European Commission is half-way through its term and this analysis by Sophia Russack, Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussel, provides an update of the performance of the Commission. Russack looks at its organisation and new ways of working and the...

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How is Juncker’s ‘last-chance Commission’ faring at mid-term? (2017:4epa)
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The European Commission´s investment plan – the so called Juncker Plan – aims to promote investments in the EU. In this European Policy Analysis, Daniel Tarchys explains the investment plan, which consists of three parts. The first part is The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which...

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Junckerplanen under debatt (2017:3epa)
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What, really, is the role of the European Commission? In this European policy analysis, researchers Mark Rhinard and Neill Nugent analyse the nature of the Commission. They pose the question of whether the Commission is more of a policy leader – charged with initiating policy and legislative...

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The European Commission: Less a Leader and More a Manager? (2017:2epa)

The Treaty of Lisbon introduced a mandate for the EU to develop a special relationship with its neighbouring countries. How has this mandate impacted, if at all, the so-called European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) which the Union had developed in the wake of its eastern enlargement? And more...

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The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy (2017:4)

The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is a relatively recent add-on to the external action toolkit of the European Union. Introduced as a distinct policy framework cohabitating with that of the classic Community external relations, its hallmark remains its predominant intergovernmental...

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The European Union´s Common Foreign and Security Policyafter the Treaty of Lisbon (2017:3)
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The Common Commercial Policy (CCP) is perhaps the most expressive incarnation of the EU external action. The Treaty of Lisbon considerably revised this policy, both in substantive and institutional terms. With the benefit of hindsight, the report of Professor Marise Cremona offers a welcome...

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A Quiet Revolution: The Common Commercial Policy Six Years after the Treaty of Lisbon (2017:2)
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Even though the euro zone's problems play a less prominent role on the EU’s agenda in view of the Union's many crises in recent years, new disturbances may lead to the euro crisis quickly flaring up again. The Union is at a crossroads and may evolve in several different directions. The report “...

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The Euro Crisis, Economic Governance of the Eurozone and Future Integration (2017:1)
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