The European Commission at half-time: What has been achieved?

When Jean-Claude Juncker took over the presidency of the European Commission in November 2014, he promised a "more political" and less technocratic Commission during the forthcoming term of office. Halfway into the term it is time for a health check. What has the Juncker Commission actually accomplished and is it really "more political"?

This compilation was published spring 2017.

Seminar 14 June

SIEPS arranged a seminar in order to discuss the matter from different perspectives.

The following SIEPS publications were presented at the seminar


  • Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Brussels
  • Mark Rhinard, Professor of International Relations, Stockholm University
  • Neill Nugent, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Sophia Russack, Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
  • Agnès Courades Allebeck, Head of Departement for the Internal Market, National Board of Trade Sweden


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