Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

Senior research fellow (Based in Brussels) - On maternity leave
Areas of expertise 

EU institutional architecture, EU decision making process, Economic and Monetary Union, Polish European policy, the UK's relationship with the EU, Rule of law and the ‘future of Europe’ debate.

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Power to the parliaments! But will Cameron's EU partners join his crusade?

Power to the parliaments! But will Cameron's EU partners join his crusade?

16 October 2015
David Cameron wants parliaments to have a greater say in the EU. But member-states have little appetite to give national chambers powers to block Commission proposals.
Polish elections

Cameron’s renegotiation plans: The view from Warsaw

06 August 2015
Poland's October elections may complicate Cameron's renegotiation plans. A government led by Law and Justice could as easily confront Cameron as appease him.
Legal options

Thomas Cromwell or the executioner's axe? Options for a Grexit

10 July 2015
EU lawyers are working to find a creative way to accommodate a Grexit if it becomes inevitable. None of the options are legally watertight or desirable.
A ten-point plan to strengthen Westminster's oversight of EU policy

A ten-point plan to strengthen Westminster's oversight of EU policy

27 May 2015
Reforms at EU level could help to narrow the EU’s democratic deficit. But there are many things Westminster could do to improve its own scrutiny of EU policy.
Not in front of the MPs: Why can’t Parliament have a frank discussion about the

Not in front of the MPs: Why can’t Parliament have a frank discussion about the EU?

15 April 2015
David Cameron wants to increase the role of national parliaments in the EU. His pledge will hold more weight if British parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs was improved.
Juncker’s three steps to improve the Commission’s standing in the EU

Juncker's three steps to improve the Commission's standing in the EU

11 February 2015
Juncker has taken three steps to strengthen the Commission’s hand in European politics but he must still prove he can avoid repeating Barroso’s mistakes.
Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

26 November 2014
Hungary under Viktor Orban is backsliding on democratic values. Member-states need to look for ways to bring Orban back into liberal European mainstream.
Juncker and his college: The unexpected reformer?

Juncker and his college: The unexpected reformer?

26 September 2014
Few believed that Juncker would champion changes in the way the EU does things.
Learning from Herman: A handbook for the European Council president

Learning from Herman: A handbook for the European Council president

21 August 2014
Van Rompuy needs to forge a consensus on his successor. He should look in the mirror and seek a candidate with his own best characteristics.