Spain after the June 2016 elections: What implications for the EU?

Pérez-Nievas Santiago Martín Irene


After ten months of interim government and two general elections Mariano Rajoy was elected head of government. The government’s support in the parliament is weak and the conservative government party Partido Popular is in the midst of comprehensive corruption investigations.

Brexit – Implications for the EU and Sweden



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.

How is Juncker’s ‘last-chance Commission’ faring at mid-term?

Russack Sophia


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 consequences this has had.

The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy

Blockmans Steven


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 generally, how has the ENP evolved in view of the new realities on the ground? These are some of the questions that Professor Steven Blockmans explores in this tenth report which SIEPS publishes in the context of its research project The EU external action and the Treaty of Lisbon.

Junckerplanen under debatt

Tarschys Daniel


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.



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