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The Archive of European Integration (AEI) is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents

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  1. flashlight europe 03/2017: Brexit and a Multi-speed Europe: a Lawyer's Perspective. Interview / 16 March 2017

    Fabbrini, Federico
    On 25 March 2017 the European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. With Brexit around the corner and the EU searching for its future strategy, we talk to EU law Professor Federico Fabbrini on the legal challenges ahead.

  2. European Parliament mid-term election: what impact on migration policy? EPC Commentary, 16 March 2017

    Funk, Marco
    As the dust settles from the European Parliament’s (EP) mid-term election held on 17 January 2017, migration continues to top the EU’s agenda. The election of Antonio Tajani to replace Martin Schulz as president of the EP brought the institution under the leadership of the European People’s Party (EPP) after a power-sharing agreement with the socialist S&D was cancelled and replaced by a last-minute deal with the liberal ALDE group. A closer look at Tajani’s election and associated reshuffle of key internal positions suggests little change in the EP’s course on migration in the short term. However, upcoming developments may...

  3. The 2017 elections across Europe: facts, expectations and consequences. European democracy: baptism by vote or by fire? EPC Discussion Paper, 14 March 2017

    Emmanouilidis, Janis A.; Fabbri, Francesca; Rittelmeyer, Yann-Sven; Schout, Adriaan; Stratulat, Corina; Zuleeg, Fabian
    In the upcoming weeks and months national elections will be held in four founding member states of the EU: the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy. With radical, anti-establishment forces on the (far) left or (far) right side of the political spectrum riding the gusty populist headwinds across Europe (and beyond), many fear that the results will mirror earlier electoral upheavals such as Brexit and the election of Trump, raising the stakes of the votes for each national context, as well as for the EU as a whole. This Discussion Paper takes a closer look at the upcoming elections in all...

  4. An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Brexit on the EU27. 22 March 2017

    Emerson, Michael; Busse, Mathias; Di Salvo, Mattia; Gros, Daniel.; Pelkmans, Jacques.
    This paper, managed by the Policy Department on Economic and Scientific Policies for the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, assesses the likely impact of Brexit on EU27, together with some scenarios for the terms of the UK’s secession. For the EU 27, the losses are found to be virtually insignificant, and hardly noticed in the aggregate. By contrast, for the UK, the losses could be highly significant, over ten times greater as a share of GDP. Impacts on various Member States – in particular Ireland – and sectors in the EU27 could be more pronounced.

  5. How can Sustainable Development Goals be ‘mainstreamed’ in the EU’s Better Regulation Agenda? CEPS Policy Insights No 2017/12, March 2017

    Renda, Andrea.
    The European Commission recently announced its intention to mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals in its policy process, as part of its approach to implement the 2030 Agenda. This explicitly involves the EU's better regulation agenda, but the current tools and methods used in both ex ante impact assessment and ex post policy evaluation would need to be adapted to link better regulation with SDGs more effectively. More generally, this would also mean that the better regulation agenda becomes an instrument for policy coherence in EU public policy, and not only an instrument for efficiency. In this paper, the author reflects on...

  6. Crisis in Russia. The degradation of the model of economic governance. OSW STUDIES 61, February 2017

    Domańska, Maria
    The present economic crisis in Russia is conditioned above all by political factors. The crisis is proof of a serious dysfunction of the model of economic governance which is subordinated to the government elite’s individual interests. Because oil prices were at a high level until 2014, this model could work at a relatively low social cost. However, now that the oil prices are remaining at a low level and given the lack of internal sources of long-term economic growth, the country is facing the risk of a long-lasting stagnation. It will lead to an inevitable degradation of the Russian economy and,...

  7. The European Court of Justice on Humanitarian Visas: Legal integrity vs. political opportunism? CEPS Commentary, 16 March 2017

    Brouwer, Evelien.
    Even before the outcome of the case between Syrian asylum-seekers v. the Belgian state (X and X v. Belgium) was known, on the morning of the 7th of March 2017 a Dutch newspaper printed the headline: “Decision of the European Court today could lay a bomb under the European asylum system”.1 Well, it did not. In X and X v. Belgium, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided to take a rather formal, possibly even politically motivated approach, concluding that member states have no positive obligation to issue humanitarian visa to Syrian families, even if they are at risk...

  8. Channelling Progress in Central and South East European Energy Market Integration. CEPS Policy Insights No 2017/11, March 2017

    Egenhofer, Christian.; Stroia, Cristian; Popov, Julian
    The Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity (CESEC) is a major political success for the European Commission and the member states in their bid to integrate Central and South East European (C&SEE) energy systems. CESEC has already made a significant contribution to strengthening the regional and wider European energy security.

  9. How close are we to a Capital Markets Union? ECMI Commentary No. 44 / 17 March 2017

    Thomadakis, Apostolos
    The European Commission’s flagship initiative of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) aims to unlock funding for capital markets and find ways of linking investors and savers with growth. A number of very disparate measures will, it is hoped, have a cumulative but significant impact on the creation of a single market for capital. By the end of 2017, the Commission expects to have finalised and implemented the first phase of CMU measures, which include: an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation; prospectus rules that facilitate access to capital markets and generate more, but less costly, financing opportunities; and...

  10. Pursuing Multiple Objectives with the Banking Reform Package: Who can still follow? CEPS Commentary, 17 March 2017

    Lannoo, Karel.
    Multiple objectives are being pursued by the European Commission with its amendments to prudential rules in the banking reform package. On the core capital requirements side, there is the further alignment of EU rules with the Basel rules, in the leverage and net stable funding ratio, for example, and the softening of capital requirements for trading positions. On the resolution side, there is the alignment of bail-in standards TLAC (total loss-absorbing capacity) and MREL (minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities) – an issue for large globally active banks. And on the bank business models side, there is the recalibration of the capital requirements for bank exposures...

  11. Despite teething problems, the ECI stimulates European-wide debates. EPIN Commentary No. 37/20 March 2017

    Tuokko, Katja; Greenwood, Justin.
    This commentary maps European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs) that have fostered a European-wide debate and finds common characteristics among the campaigns that remained active following the period of collecting signatures. Despite campaigners’ fears that the current problems in implementing the instrument discourage its use, the authors find that the ECIs have contributed to a European public debate with cross-border communication and the exchange of knowledge among networks of actors.

  12. EU-China Leadership in Trade Policy: Feasible? Desirable? CEPS Commentary, 20 March 2017

    Hu, Weinian; Pelkmans, Jacques.
    Given the nationalism and blunt protectionism that characterises President Trump’s trade policy, the primary focus of the EU should not be on how to respond to his rhetoric. The EU should rather double its efforts to pursue its own, sensible trade and investment liberalisation agenda. This is not only rational because of the economic gains that will come in the longer run from competitive winds that will blow in Europe, it is also appropriate because Trump is likely to find himself pretty much alone in his nationalistic and selectively protectionist agenda. The intended ‘bilateral deal’ approach, driven by (im)balances in bilateral goods trade, does not seem to...

  13. Carving out legacy assets: a successful tool for bank restructuring? Bruegel Policy Contribution Issue n˚9 | 2017

    Lehmann, Alexander
    The separation of so-called legacy assets from the remaining healthy business of a bank has become a central concern in risk management and supervision. In the European Union, non-performing loans amount to over €1 trillion and an additional stock of non-core assets that is at least as large is also being offered in the secondary market

  14. The case for a common European refugee policy. Bruegel Policy Contribution Issue n˚8 | 2017

    Bordignon, Massimo; Moriconi, Simone
    Legal and political issues left the management of the 2015-16 refugee crisis mostly in the hands of national governments, but this is incompatible with an integrated economic area that has largely abolished internal borders. It is also incompatible with some founding European Union principles, such as the existence of a common European policy on the mobility of people.

  15. What happened to global banking after the crisis? Bruegel Policy Contribution Issue n˚7 | 2017

    Schoenmaker, Dirk
    The global financial crisis allegedly led to the end of global banking. However, we find that reports of the demise of global banking are premature. Among the global systemically important banks, we find that there has been a shift of business from the global European banks to the more domestic Asian banks, which are gradually increasing their global reach. The US banks have maintained their strong position. Within Europe, we find a mixed picture. The euro-area banks have maintained their global reach, while UK and Swiss banks have experienced a significant decline in their geographic reach.

  16. Cheers to a new solar system – and EU investment strategy. CEPS Commentary, 7 March 2017

    Rinaldi, David; Núñez Ferrer, Jorge
    It is the archetypal tragedy of the ‘Union’: if something doesn't work, the EU is to blame, if something does work, nobody knows about it. No credit goes to the Union. Nobody notices the million great things that the EU budget concretely supports, unless... unless a new planet is discovered. Well, seven planets, to be precise. No, in fact, nobody noticed this either – not even this. But it is now high time to give credit to the EU’s innovation policy and its financial arm, as well as to Belgium and its researchers, who are responsible for the discovery of the...

  17. Turkey and the Codification of Autocracy. CEPS Policy Insights No 2017/10 March 2017

    Blockmans, Steven.; Yilmaz , Sinem
    Turkey’s Parliament has approved a constitutional reform bill that will come into effect if approved in the national referendum on 16 April 2017. This controversial package seeks to replace the current parliamentary system with a fully fledged executive presidential system, without checks and balances. If President Erdoğan’s constitutional reform bill is approved, it will centralise power around the presidency and the current separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches will cease to be. This raises the question of whether Turkey, with its new constitution, will continue to satisfy the Copenhagen criteria for EU membership. Most EU leaders and institutions...

  18. The Romanian protests: democratic progress or a ride on a rocking horse? EPC Commentary, 27 February 2017

    Stratulat, Corina
    Throughout February, the Romanian people received international accolades for vigorously flexing their civic muscle against the government’s attempt to roll back hard-won achievements in the fight against corruption. While other member states in the European Union (EU) are grappling with the threat of illiberal disorder, the decisiveness with which hundreds of thousands of Romanians took to the streets in defence of their country’s anti-graft effort seemed to light a beacon of hope for democratic resilience. But are the Romanian protests really the bearer of good tidings for democracy or mere expressive insurrections sparked by deeper political issues in the country? And what lessons does the...

  19. What kind of divorce: a clean, hard Brexit or a messy, confrontational Brexfast? EPC Commentary, 9 March 2017

    Zuleeg, Fabian
    Prime Minister Theresa May is attending her final European Union (EU) Summit before the Article 50 negotiations are triggered, almost nine months after the referendum vote. The perceived wisdom is that the proceeding by which United Kingdom (UK) will leave the EU will take at least the two years specified in the EU Treaties, with some arguing that this period might have to be extended (which would need to be decided unanimously by the EU27), given the sheer difficulty and scope of issues that will need to be resolved. However, such an extension seems rather unlikely in light of the...

  20. Ulster says ‘Remain’. Brexit and the Northern Irish election result. EPC Commentary, 10 March 2017

    McNamara, Frank
    The Northern Irish Assembly election on 2 March resulted in a fundamental shift in Northern Ireland’s political landscape. For the first time since the partition of Ireland in 1921, the Assembly does not contain a Unionist majority i.e. those who expressly want to maintain Northern Ireland’s place within the United Kingdom (UK). While a diverse range of reasons have been given to explain this shift, Brexit lay at the heart of an election result which has wider implications for the unity of the UK.

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