An evaluation of the 2014–2019 European Commission

At a SIEPS seminar held on 14 May 2019, professor Mark Dawson presented a paper analysing how we can evaluate the Juncker Commission and whether a political Commission has worked in the sense of meeting its objectives.

The current European Commission's term of office will come to an end in October. Jean-Claude Juncker, who became President of the Commission through the so called “Spitzenkandidaten” procedure, stated that he was to lead a “Political Commission”.

But what is a political commission and has this been successful?

Experts from academia, media and the Government Offices commented.

Read a summary (in Swedish only)


  • 14 May 2019 09:00 - 10:30


  • SIEPS, Torsgatan 11, 4th floor, Riksmötet.


  • Mark Dawson, Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
  • Eva Sjögren, Director-General for EU Affairs, Prime Minister's Office
  • Annika Ström Melin, Journalist
  • Mark Rhinard, Professor of International Relations at Stockholm University


  • Anna Wetter Ryde, SIEPS


  • Registration and coffee from 08.30.
  • The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.
  • Language: English
  • The seminar will be recorded.