Eurokrisen, eurosamarbetets regelsystem och den framtida integrationen (2017:1)

29 August 2017 09:21 Calmfors Lars

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.

Success Factors in EU Agricultural Negotiations (2016:10)

29 August 2017 09:21 Elgström Ole, Rosén Sundström Malena

Sweden is sometimes viewed as having been less successful than Denmark and Finland in EU agricultural negotiations. At the same time, studies have shown that Sweden is generally perceived as an attractive negotiation partner within the EU.

Efficient Solidarity Mechanisms in Asylum Policy (2016:7)

29 August 2017 09:21 Fernández-Huertas Moraga Jesús, Rapoport Hillel

This report proposes a way to break the current refugee crisis deadlock between EU Member States. The authors explore ways in which physical and financial solidarity among EU Member States can be combined and propose a mechanism that allows for an exchange of refugee-admission quotas for monetary contributions.

Irregular Immigration in the European Union (2016:2epa)

29 August 2017 09:21 Madeline Zavodny, Pia M. Orrenius

Unauthorized immigration is on the rise again in the EU. This European policy analysis surveys economic aspects of irregular immigration to the EU and draws on important lessons from the U.

A brief on the politics and economics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (2016:7epa)

29 August 2017 09:21 Nordström Håkan

The negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US began in July 2013 with the ambition to conclude the negotiations before the end of President Barack Obama´s term in January 2017. This brief outlines what the parties are trying to achieve, potential sticking points, the interdependence of the EU and US economies and the potential gains of a successful agreement.

A Critical Insight into Europe´s Criminalisation of Human Smuggling (2016:3epa)

29 August 2017 09:21 Ilse van Liempt

This European policy analysis provides an overview of how smuggling has been framed over time in the European Union, and questions what the effects are of criminalising human smuggling for the protection of international migrants. The author finds that policies that effectively aim at reducing human smuggling must consider the push and pull factors for migration.

Folkrätten, EU-rätten och flyktingarna på Medelhavet (2016:6epa)

29 August 2017 09:21 Ratcovich Martin

Around one million refugees and migrants are said to have made their way to Europe crossing the Mediterranean last year. The European Union is still struggling to find durable solutions to the situation, but what really applies to the handling of refugees at sea? Which set of rules govern EU-coordinated activities such as Operation Triton and Operation Sophia? In this analysis, Martin Ratcovich explains international law and EU law with bearing on the refugee flows across the Mediterranean.

The EU and US criminal law as two-tier models (2016:4)

29 August 2017 09:21 Kaiafa-Gbandi Maria

The Lisbon Treaty granted the EU with legislative power in the area of criminal law, which is a development that SIEPS has paid attention to in several previous publications.  In the current report, the author sheds new light on the area by comparing the evolving EU criminal justice law with US federal criminal justice law.

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