EU institutions & treaties

Juncker-Tusk: A clash of EU visions

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
16 September 2016
EU Observer
On Wednesday (14 September), the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his annual state of the Union speech at the European parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg.

Polskie Radio: Kim są komisarze Komisji Europejskiej?

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
23 August 2016
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska speaks to Polskie Radio about the European Commssion and the areas of responsibility of each Commissioner, eg: education, culture, health, budget or taxes.

Parliaments after Brexit: Building or stumbling blocks?

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
26 July 2016
E!Sharp
There is growing eurosceptic sentiment in EU capitals and the Commission worries that parliaments will complicate European integration. But they can be assets to the EU if they are better engaged in European business.

Unnoticed by Brexiteers, the idea of an EU super-state is quietly dying

16 June 2016
The Telegraph
There are some things that British Eurosceptics and European federalists tend to agree on. They think the EU is moving inevitably towards a federal future.

CER podcast: Five questions on the implications of a Brexit for EU institutions

Sophia Besch, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
24 May 2016
In the fourth episode of a series of podcasts on the implications of a Brexit for the EU, Sophia Besch talks to CER research fellow Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska.

Wake up, Westminster! Why MPs should pay more attention to the EU

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
17 July 2015
British Influence
In his famous Bloomberg speech of January 2013, offering British voters a referendum on EU membership, David Cameron promised to strengthen the role of national parliaments in the EU. But are British parliamentarians up to the task? The Commons’ limited interest in European business suggest not.
The British parliament has been...
Video on: Westminster's scrutiny of European affairs

Video on: Westminster's scrutiny of European affairs

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
15 July 2015
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska discusses her most recent CER publication 'A ten-point plan to strengthen Westminster's oversight of EU policy'.
See her publication here.

Οι μεταρρυθμίσεις θα κρίνουν τη διαπραγμάτευση με το Βερολίνο

28 January 2015
H KAΘHMEPINH
Με τη νέα ελληνική κυβέρνηση να προετοιμάζεται για τις διαπραγματεύσεις με την τρόικα, η θέση της Γερμανίας ιδίως έχει γίνει αντικείμενο συζήτησης τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στις αγορές.

European and national parliaments: the zero-sum fantasy

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
18 November 2014
Policy Network
Enhancing the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making and overseeing EU economic governance need not come at the expense of the European parliament.

European arrest warrant: The case for opting in

Charles Grant
06 November 2014
The Telegraph
Britain's top legal figures warn that MPs must opt in to the European Arrest Warrant as there is 'no credible alternative'.

Herman’s handbook for the new Council President

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
29 August 2014
EurActiv.com
Despite a reputation for having the “charisma of a damp rag”, as Nigel Farage once put it, Van Rompuy made European Council meetings more efficient and his successor should learn a lot from him, writes Agata Gostyńska.

Could Donald Tusk use EU top job for anti-climate agenda?

Stephen Tindale
29 August 2014
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)
Despite his pro-coal domestic agenda, Polish PM might not be a bad choice for European Council president.

Pilen peger på selvbevidst polak

Af Jakob Ussing og Jesper Thobo-Carlsen
28 August 2014
Berlingsk
Favorit. Inden de sidste forhandlinger beskrives Polens Donald Tusk som favorit til jobbet som rådsformand for EU. Helle Thorning-Schmidt er blandt outsiderne.

A top diplomat for Europe: Who will replace Catherine Ashton?

Ian Bond, Denis Corboy, William Courtney, and Craig Dunkerley
13 August 2014
The National Interest
The EU will soon select its next “foreign minister” – but rumors suggest an opportunity may be missed. At a time of so many international crises, Europe needs a more robust voice and America needs a stronger partner.

Brussels is needed to clean up Britain’s air

Stephen Tindale
06 August 2014
The ENDS Report
European co-operation is necessary to improve air quality. Pollution does not stop at national frontiers. And setting environmental standards at national level would undermine the single market.

Time for Labour to lead on clean air

Stephen Tindale
11 July 2014
Fabian Society
Air pollution kills 29,000 people every year in the UK, according to Public Health England. So clean air ought to be a political priority. But it isn’t.
Fortunately, those nasty Brussels bureaucrats are trying to protect public health. In December 2013 the European Commission proposed stricter air quality standards, based...

La probabilité d’une sortie de l’Union du Royaume-Uni a augmenté

02 July 2014
Challenges Fr
Interview avec Charles Grant, directeur du think-tank Centre for european reform, estime que le Royaume-Uni pourrait quitter l'Union européenne.

Cameron is not the only leader who should fear a British exit

26 June 2014
Financial Times
The British leader has time to prevent a calamity of his own making. Unless David Cameron changes course, the prime minister’s plans to reform the EU and persuade the British to vote to stay in it seem likely to fail.

Juncker als Kommissionspräsident: Gefährlicher Griff nach der Macht (with English translation)

03 June 2014
Frankfurter Allgemeine
Das Europaparlament will Jean-Claude Juncker als Kommissionspräsidenten durchdrücken - eine gefährliche Idee! Es würde die Briten aus der EU drängen. Wenn Premierminister Cameron das sagt, klingt das nach Erpressung, aber es ist die Wahrheit. Ein Gastbeitrag.

Pour une mise à jour du récit européen

Stephen Tindale
14 May 2014
Le Temps
Stephen Tindale, membre du Centre for European Reform basé à Londres, un think tank pro-européen mais critique, donne des pistes pour redonner du souffle au projet européen, miné par la crise et la perte de confiance