Justice & home affairs

CER/OSEPI podcast: How should the EU tackle corruption?

05 August 2021
Camino Mortera-Martinez and Carl Dolan discuss European corruption and consider Katalin Cseh and Michiel van Hulten's remarks from a recent CER event.

The EU needs better anti-corruption plans to defend the rule of law in Europe

01 June 2021
If all goes according to plan, the EU should start disbursing money from its post-pandemic recovery fund next month.

Rociito y el Estado de derecho

17 May 2021
El Periodico
España tendrá unas cuantas cosas que explicar cuando la UE ponga en marcha su mecanismo de supervisión del Estado de derecho.

Europol and differentiated integration

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Zoran Nechev, Ivan Damjanovski
02 February 2021
Europol has become a hub for differentiated integration. Initially a small anti-drugs unit, the EU’s police agency is now a fully-fledged body where law enforcement agencies from all around the world work together.

CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

18 December 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, Charles Grant, Christian Odendahl and Camino Mortera-Martinez look back at the year.

¿Será la pandemia lo que dé el tiro de gracia a Schengen?

16 October 2020
El área Schengen de la UE sobrevivirá a la COVID-19. Pero los Estados miembros deben coordinar los cierres de fronteras y establecer criterios claros para imponer cuarentenas o pondrán en peligro el mercado único.

Euranet Plus: Migration pact: EU lawmakers ask for greater clarity

07 October 2020
Camino Mortera-Martinez, of the Centre for European Reform think-tank, shares the view that the Commission’s proposal does not address the issue of the countries of first arrival. But reinforced cooperation is not appropriate in this case, the researcher says.

Schengen will survive the pandemic - the single market may not

06 October 2020
Ever since the EU’s members began closing their borders to contain transmission of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, many have heralded Schengen’s demise.

CER/OSEPI podcast: The new migration pact: A "fresh start" or more of the same?

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Giulia Laganà
28 September 2020
The European Commission has unveiled its much-awaited ‘new migration pact’. But just how much of it is new? Will the EU finally agree on a common migration policy?

Judy Asks: Is Europe betraying refugees?

12 March 2020
Carnegie Europe
Europe has been betraying refugees since Syria’s civil war began, but the situation is worsening.

CER podcast: Democracy and the rule of law in the EU

Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Beth Oppenheim
22 January 2020
Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talk to Beth Oppenheim about the decline in respect for the rule of law across the European Union, and discuss possible remedies.

Make no mistake: Poland and Hungary aren't the only EU states abusing the law

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
22 January 2020
The Guardian
Countries from Britain to Greece are guilty of democratic backsliding. And that threatens the integrity of the EU itself.

Tok FM: Demokracja kontra praworządność

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
21 January 2020
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talks to TOK FM about her latest publication Democracy and the rule of law: Failing partnership?.

BBC World Service: The Real story - Europe's migration standoff

20 July 2019
Luigi Scazzieri a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform discusses is it time for the EU to forge a new pact on migration and asylum?


28 June 2019
A lo largo de la historia, gobiernos, estados y partidos políticos han usado propaganda, extendido falsos rumores o, directamente, mentido, para ganar elecciones, guerras o territorio.

Extradition cases signal alarming trust issues in the EU

04 April 2019
The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is meant to enable near-automatic extradition within the European Union whereby suspects are transferred from one member-state to another as if the bloc were one single jurisdiction.

CER podcast: Why Europe needs legal migration

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Beth Oppenheim
13 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim and Camino Mortera-Martinez make the case for opening legal migration routes into the EU.

La nueva crisis migratoria de la UE no es cuestión de números

17 January 2019
El Periodico Internacional
Si los líderes europeos siguen dejándose llevar por la retórica del pánico y la construcción de muros, los populistas habrán ganado la partida.

Review: Plugging In the British: Completing the Circuit

12 December 2018
Foreign Affairs
Brexit has proved surprisingly difficult to implement, not just in economic affairs, where analysts always expected problems, but in many other areas, too.

CER Bulletin podcast: Singapore-on-Thames; the Western Balkans; Italy

28 September 2018
In the CER Bulletin podcast, CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month.