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Bulletin issue 26

Issue 26 - 2002

Steven Everts, David Hannay, Daniel Keohane
27 September 2002
What future for federalism?

What future for federalism?

Gilles Andréani
06 September 2002
In the Convention and elsewhere, Europe is once again debating its institutional framework. Gilles Andréani, in this essay provides a valuable contribution to this debate by analysing the steady rise of 'inter-governmentalism' over the last decade.
EU enlargement depends on Ireland

EU enlargement depends on Ireland

Daniel Keohane
06 September 2002
On October 19th the Irish government will hold a second referendum on the Nice treaty. Irish voters – the only people who have been asked to vote on that treaty – voted 'No' to it in June 2001. The purpose of the treaty, agreed in December 2000, is to change...
Eastern Europe

Don't create Eastern Eurosceptics

Heather Grabbe
05 August 2002
The EU is in danger of turning the east Europeans into eurosceptics, even before they join the Union. For the past decade, they have seen EU membership as about gaining a nice starry flag and a better way of life.
Capital markets

New rules for capital markets

Alasdair Murray
01 August 2002
The fallout from the Enron and WorldCom corporate scandals in the United States will resonate through global securities markets for years to come.
EU Commission

Reforming the commission

Alasdair Murray
01 August 2002
The fallout from the Enron and WorldCom corporate scandals in the United States will resonate through global securities markets for years to come.
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Issue 25 - 2002

Heather Grabbe, Alasdair Murray
26 July 2002
Business in the Balkans

Business in the Balkans: The case for cross-border co-operation

Liz Barrett
05 July 2002
The logic of the single market should be applied to the Balkans so that the region can achieve peace and economic growth. Yet this requires co-operation among people that in some cases have recently been at war.
The Benes decrees: Implications for EU enlargement

The Benes decrees: Implications for EU enlargement

Heather Grabbe
07 June 2002
This year's succession of election campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe has seen an increasing willingness on the part of right-wing populists to play up historical injustices and past hatreds to gain political advantage.
Europe

A 'competence catalogue' is code for protectionism

Ulrike Guérot
03 June 2002
The European Convention is now in full swing, working on reform options to ensure the EU works better after enlargement. Among the many issues the Convention intends to explore is the question of how better to define the division of 'competences' the right to exercise power between the various levels of government across the EU.
Ireland

Europe's future is in Ireland's hands

Daniel Keohane
03 June 2002
This autumn the newly elected Irish government faces the major challenge of holding a referendum on the Nice treaty. The point of that document, agreed in December 2000, is to change the EU's institutions so that it can cope with up to 12 new members.
Europe

Playing the European game

Antonio Missiroli
03 June 2002
Football is the most European, and simultaneously, the most global of sports. The British Empire spread the game throughout Europe, and then worldwide.
Bulletin issue 24

Issue 24 - 2002

Ulrike Guérot, Daniel Keohane, Antonio Missiroli
31 May 2002
Learning from Europe

Learning from Europe: Lessons in education

Nick Clegg and Dr Richard Grayson
03 May 2002
'Learning from Europe' is a significant contribution to the debate on how our public services can be improved, drawing on lessons from other European countries.
The Barcelona scorecard

The Barcelona scorecard: The status of economic reform in the enlarging EU

Edward Bannerman
03 May 2002
Only a new 'High Representative for Economic Policy' can ensure the EU meets its 2010 target of becoming "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world".
Closing the delivery deficit: The future of economic governance in Europe

Closing the delivery deficit: The future of economic governance in Europe

Alasdair Murray
03 May 2002
The EU has set itself a series of highly ambitious economic goals to fulfil in the next decade. Eurozone countries are committed to ensuring the longterm health of the single currency, which will mean further economic integration. The Union will need to incorporate successfully at least ten dynamic but diverse...
EU foreign policy: From bystander to actor

EU foreign policy: From bystander to actor

Steven Everts
03 May 2002
If Europe’s leaders want the EU to play a meaningful role in global diplomacy, they must implement a series of fundamental reforms. At a minimum, they should abolish the rotating presidency, create a new Foreign Policy Council and give a right of initiative to the High Representative for foreign policy,...
Restoring leadership to the European council

Restoring leadership to the European council

01 April 2002
Everybody knows the European Commission is in bad need of reform. The problems in the European Council - the regular summits of heads of government - and the Council of Ministers are less widely known but just as serious, and they contribute to Europe's lack of leadership.
Growth & stability pact

The EU needs a flexible pact

Alasdair Murray
01 April 2002
The decision of EU finance ministers in February 2002 to ignore a Commission proposal to warn Germany and Portugal over the level of their budget deficits has jeopardised the credibility of the Stability and Growth Pact.
Bulletin issue 23

Issue 23 - 2002

Charles Grant, Alasdair Murray
29 March 2002