European Policy Analysis

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. This policy brief discusses evidence from models...

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

According to the treaty, the EU´s policies for border control, asylum and immigration should be guided by a principle of solidarity and responsibility distribution. The EU has also decided that member states has a shared responsibility for asylum seekers, i.e. that asylum seekers in Italy and...

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The law and practice of solidarity in the Common European Asylum System: Article 80 TFEU and its added value (2016:14epa)

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. In this...

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

Finding ways to boost Europe’s economic growth in today’s post-crisis world is more important than ever. In this European Policy Analysis, the authors investigate which factors drive productivity across Europe’s regions. While regions in ‘old’ Europe mainly rely on internal sources such as human...

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Regional Productivity Convergence in Advanced and Emerging European Economies (2016:12epa)