Success Factors in EU Agricultural Negotiations (2016:10)

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.

  • Member states

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

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

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.

  • EU's External Relations

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

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.

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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