Efficient Solidarity Mechanisms in Asylum Policy (2016:7)

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.

Sweden and the Euro: The Neglected Role of EU Membership (2016:15epa)

Campos Nauro F., Coricelli Fabrizio, Moretti Luigi

The economic gains from EU membership is in theory fairly straightforward and above all related to having access to the internal market. However, it is much more complicated to show empirically that countries gain from being members of the Union.

The EU and Belarus: seizing the opportunity? (2016:13epa)

Korosteleva Elena A.

The relation between the EU and Belarus through the Eastern Partnership framework is complex. The country's domestic authoritarian character as well as its foreign policy balancing act between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union hinders the implementation of major reform packages.

  • EU's External Relations

Svenskarnas attityder till EU har stabiliserats: Analys av SOM-institutets undersökning 2015 (2016:9epa)

Berg Linda, Bové Klara

Swedish attitudes towards the EU are often described as ambiguous and utilitarian. In this Sieps analysis of the SOM Institute survey 2015, the authors elaborate on issues such as Swedish support for EU membership, attitudes towards a hypothetical Euro membership and the estimation of how the EU membership has affected Sweden in a number of areas.

  • Member states
  • Sweden and the EU

Overseeing the rule of law in the European Union: Legal mandate and means (2016:1epa)

Hillion Christophe

Contentious changes in the laws of Poland and Hungary have deepened concerns about disregard for the rule of law in the European Union. This analysis suggests that Member States have entrusted the Union with a legal mandate and means to ensure respect for the rule of law, including at national level.

  • EU structure and governance

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

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.

  • EU structure and governance

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