EPRS Strategy By / February 24, 2017

Challenges for the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, The European Union faces challenges, such as in relation to migration and stagnant economic growth, which…

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Written by Marcin Grajewski,

Challenges for the EU
Lefebvre Jonathan / Fotolia

The European Union faces challenges, such as in relation to migration and stagnant economic growth, which test its ability to offer solutions to its citizens. Some politicians and analysts have called for a reform of the EU to shore up popular support for European integration 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the creation of what is now the Union.

This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from major international think tanks on the state of the EU and possible reforms. Earlier papers on the State of the Union can be found in a September edition of ‘What Think Tanks are Thinking’. Other issues in the series offer links to reports on euro area reform and the impact of Brexit on the EU. They  were published in September 2016 and in February 2017 respectively.

Regroup and reform: Ideas for a more responsive and effective European Union
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2017

The EU’s existential threat: Demands for flexibility in an EU based on rules
Istituto Affari Internazionali, February 2017

A cracking debate on the EU’s future
Carnegie Europe, February 2017

Europe in a new world order
Bruegel, February 2017

The future of a more differentiated E(M)U:  Necessities, options, choices
Istituto Affari Internazionali, February 2017

The lessons of 60 years of ‘Rome’ and 25 years of ‘Maastricht
Clingendael, February 2017

Eurozone proposals will be Rome party pooper
Friends of Europe, February 2017

Une Commission politique grâce à une nouvelle organisation: “Cette fois, c’est différent”. Vraiment ?
Notre Europe Jacques Delors, February 2017

Promouvoir l’Europe sociale: La quête du progrès pendant “l’ère Delors
Notre Europe Jacques Delors, February 2017

The specter of post-Atlanticist Europe
Carnegie Europe, January 2017

Can the EU survive in an age of populism?
Centre for European Policy Studies, January 2017

Has the euro been a failure?
Centre for European Reform, January 2017

Régénérer l’Europe
Confrontations Europe, January 2017

Europe must take control of its own destiny in 2017
Friends of Europe, January 2017

How to balance sovereignty and integration in a voluntary EU
Bruegel, January 2016

L’Europe dans l’angle mort de la démocratie
Confrontations Europe, January 2017

Will the European Union survive until 2025? Three scenarios
German Marshal Fund, January 2017

Pour un code européen des affaires
Fondation Robert Schuman, January 2017

Europe today and what’s next
Liechtenstein Center on Self-Determination, December 2016

What’s wrong with the European Union? And what can be done?
College of Europe, December 2016

The “populist moment”: Towards a “post-liberal” Europe?
Fondation Robert Schuman, December 2016

Europe’s leaders must steel themselves for a tough 2017
Friends of Europe, December 2016

What millennials think about the future of the EU and the euro
Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, Bertelsmann Stiftung, December 2016

The resistible rise of populism in Europe
Martens Centre for European Studies, December 2016

De-constitutionalization and majority rule: A democratic vision for Europe
Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, December 2016

Europe in search of Europeans: The road of identity and myth
Notre Europe Jacques Delors Institute, December 2016

Europe in 2016 and beyond
Carnegie Europe, December 2016

Time to go beyond interstate federalism-or something different? The response of new pro-European think tanks to the EU integration crisis
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, November 2016

State of Europe 2016 seeks way ahead for Europe in crisis
Friends of Europe, November 2016

For an ambitious Europe
Notre Europe Jacques Delors Institute, November 2016

To give or to grab: The principle of full, crippled and split conferral of powers post-Lisbon
Collge of Europe, November 2016

The EU’s crisis of governance and European foreign policy
Chatham House, November 2016

‘Business as usual’ will just bring more calls to leave
Europe’s World, October 2016

The enemy within: Are modern European democracies afraid of introspection?
European Policy Centre, October 2016

EU@60: Countering a regressive and illiberal Europe
European Policy Centre, October 2016

The future of Europe
Fondation Robert Schumann, September 2016

Europe after Brexit: A proposal for a continental partnership
Bruegel, September 2016

A flexible Europe after the Brexit vote
Carnegie Europe, September 2016

Comment rendre l’Europe à nouveau populaire?
Fondation Robert Schuman, September 2016

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