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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. Brexit: What if Britain changes its mind? EPC Discussion Paper, 18 January 2018

    Duff, Andrew
    If the UK revokes Article 50, it must expect that the EU27 would insist on applying new terms and conditions to its renewed membership. These would include a reaffirmation of 'ever closer union', agreement to contribute more to a higher EU budget, an end to British opt-outs in justice and home affairs, participation in common defence policy, engagement with Banking Union, and commitment to a common refugee policy. Britain should also drop referendums on future EU treaty changes.

  2. En Marche l’Europe? A strategy to implement democratic conventions. EPC Discussion Paper, 11 January 2018

    Stratulat, Corina; Rittelmeyer, Yann-Sven; Butcher, Paul
    President Macron’s idea of holding ‘democratic conventions’ across Europe provides a genuine opportunity to help improve the public’s trust and engagement in European decision-making. But at the same time there is a risk that unrealistic expectations will be raised, and a poorly-implemented strategy could do more harm than good. In this paper, we lay out a detailed and ambitious framework to ensure that the idea delivers on its potential, while minding the pitfalls. It involves a bottom-up strategy, operating at local, national and European levels, designed to discuss specific policy proposals and shape a reform agenda. The paper includes a visual...

  3. Brexit: Launching Satellite Britain. EPC Discussion Paper, 5 December 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    The collapse of the Juncker-May talks on 4 December has plunged the Brexit process into crisis. Whether the outstanding issues can be resolved in time for the European Council on 14-15 December is unclear. If the problems persist, we may conclude that the Conservative minority government is incapable of delivering Brexit and that another general election must ensue. It is in any case wholly improbable that the Tory party can hold together once the content of the Article 50 withdrawal agreement is known.

  4. Brexit: Towards a deep and comprehensive partnership? EPC Discussion Paper, 5 December 2017

    Zuleeg, Fabian
    Following significant movements of the UK position in response to EU demands, despite the current impasse on Northern Ireland agreement on sufficient progress seems close. Ahead of the 14-15 December European Summit, Fabian Zuleeg explores the likely scenarios that could be considered during the second phase of the negotiations.

  5. EU External Energy Policy in Natural Gas: A Case of Neofunctionalist Integration? ZEI Discussion Paper C241/2017

    Stüwe, Robert
    The energy policy of the European Commission has deepened integration of EU natural gas matters. Energy cooperation at EU level and policy mechanisms for cooperation with third countries are harmonized to a large extent. The author concludes that integration strategies of the EU Commission follow the spillover-logic as set out by the theory of Neofunctionalism - a concept first developed by Ernst Bernard Haas to explain the post-war creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as peace-preserving institutions. According to this theory, integration in one sector creates further integration in related policy...

  6. Brexit: Terra Nova to explore together. EPC Discussion Paper, 7 November 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    Regardless of the outcome of the Article 50 negotiations, Britain and Europe will remain inextricably linked even after Brexit. But what this partnership will look like largely depends on whether the former can, in the next few weeks, persuade its soon-to-be-gone EU partners that the time is ripe to move on to the second phase of the Brexit talks. If a provisional political agreement on the nature of the future relationship between the UK and the EU cannot be found, there is a serious risk that the negotiation talks will result in a purely technical treaty of secession, reverting the...

  7. The Juncker Commission past midterm: Does the new setup work? EPC Discussion Paper, 18 October 2017

    Ivan, Paul
    To improve the ability of the European Commission to tackle the challenges faced by the European Union, President Juncker has introduced organisational and institutional changes in the Commission. With the Juncker Commission more than halfway through its mandate, this Discussion paper takes stock of the ways in which the introduced innovations have changed the way the Brussels executive works.

  8. Brexit: dealing with withdrawal symptoms. EPC Discussion Paper, 5 September 2017

    Duff, Andrew
    Britain's efforts to leave the European Union are in trouble. At the press conference on 31 August after the third round of talks, Michel Barnier evinced his frustration: "The UK wants to take back control, it wants to adopt its own standards and regulations but it also wants to have these standards recognised automatically in the EU. That is what the UK papers ask for. This is simply impossible."

  9. Social Costs of the Inefficient Management of the EU Funds for Bulgaria

    Nozharov, Shteryo
    The study identifies and defines the social costs of the inefficient management of EU funds for Bulgaria. It is analyzed the last due programme period (2007-2015) and its prolongation. As methodology of the research the V4 BM model of Al-Debei and Avison (2010) which has not been used for analysis of EU funds management for cohesion policy in the public sector, is applied. In this way its potential for application in this field is tested. The concept of the study could be successfully used for analysis of the social costs of inefficient management of EU funds in other member-states.

  10. Trump's America: the ordinary superpower. EPC Discussion Paper, 13 June 2017

    Grevi, Giovanni
    This paper reviews the main developments in US foreign policy since January 2017 and assesses the prospect of a structural shift of America’s global role. After four months in office, the Trump administration has not triggered a revolution in US foreign policy but it is shaking up the status quo. While there is evidence of both a nationalist and a pragmatic track in the behaviour of the new administration, the former seems to engulf and overshadow the latter. The president defines American national interests more narrowly than his predecessors, sees international relations as predicated on power politics and strength, and...

  11. Rewarding quality journalism or distorting the Digital Single Market? The case for and against neighbouring rights for press publishers. EPC Discussion Paper, 29 May 2017

    Zuleeg, Fabian; Bruguière, Jean-Michel; Tasheva, Iva; Dumont, Frédéric
    Last September, the European Commission introduced 'neighbouring rights' for press publishers at EU level as part of its proposal for a new Copyright Directive1 . These new rights are similar to the ancillary copyright for press publishers already introduced in Germany and Spain. Neighbouring rights give publishers additional protection, entitling them to receive remuneration in the form of royalties from online services (such as search engines and news aggregators) that, for example, display snippets of news in search results. New neighbouring rights at EU level may provide additional revenue for publishers, but raise many concerns. What would the implications be for other economic actors, such as creators, small...

  12. Sustainable Development Goal on Health (SDG3): The opportunity to make EU health a priority. EPC Discussion Paper, 18 May 2017

    Franklin, Paula
    European health systems face growing, common challenges: the increasing cost of healthcare; an ageing population associated with a rise in chronic diseases and multi-morbidity leading to a growing demand for healthcare; shortages and an uneven distribution of health professionals; and inequalities in access to healthcare. Given the scale of the challenge, improving the performance and sustainability of health systems is crucial. All available tools should be used according to their specific functions, and the Sustainable Development Goal on Health (SDG3) provides an overarching framework to strengthen health for all.

  13. New Pact for Europe - National Report - GERMANY. EPC Report May 2017

    Koenig, Nicole
    This is the second in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project.* While the German National Reflection Group (NRG) views the current state of the Union as critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, this report presents a set of conclusions on how Germany sees the future of the European project.

  14. New Pact for Europe - National Report - GERMANY. EPC Report May 2017

    Koenig, Nicole
    This is the second in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project.* While the German National Reflection Group (NRG) views the current state of the Union as critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, this report presents a set of conclusions on how Germany sees the future of the European project.

  15. New Pact for Europe - National Report - GERMANY. EPC Report May 2017

    Koenig, Nicole
    This is the second in a series of National Reports to be published as part of the new phase of the New Pact for Europe project.* While the German National Reflection Group (NRG) views the current state of the Union as critical, it is also convinced that the EU can still be a positive sum game for all. Drawing on the discussions held amongst the members of the group, this report presents a set of conclusions on how Germany sees the future of the European project.

  16. The Impact of the European Union on National Legislation. ZEI Discussion Paper C240 2017

    Raunio, Tapio; Wiberg, Matti.
    From the Introduction. “Today it is a tragedy that the European Union (EU) – that body long ago established with the high and noble motive of making another war impossible – is itself beginning to stifle democracy, in this country and around Europe. If you include both primary and secondary legislation, the EU now generates 60 % of all the laws that pass through Westminster.”1 This claim was made by Boris Johnson, one of the leading figures of the ‘leave’ side during the Brexit referendum campaign. Referring to a video footage of Commissioner Viviane Reding, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) went even further than that, arguing that...

  17. Revolutionäre Ereignisse und geoökonomischstrategische Ergebnisse: Die EU- und NATO- „Osterweiterungen“ 1989-2015 im Vergleich. ZEI Discussion Paper C239 2017 = Revolutionary events and geo-economic strategies and results: The EU and NATO "east enlargements" compared to 1989-2015. ZEI Discussion Paper C239 2017

    Gehler, Michael
    No abstract.

  18. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) An Insight into its Transatlantic Relations and Global Context. ZEI Discussion Paper C238 2016

    Scotto, Matteo
    From the Introduction. In his famous essay Cuore Tedesco, Italian political scientist Angelo Bolaffi claims that after the birth of today’s global world we are experiencing a “pluralization of the West”1. In particular Bolaffi defines two moments that have contributed to distancing Europe from the United States, paving the way to what Alberto Martinelli calls “two variants of Western modernity”2. The first moment was the reunification between the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. German reunification ended “the long road West”, according to the definition given by Heinrich August Winkler3. The second moment was the second Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq in...

  19. Nachhaltige regionale Integration in Westafrika und Europa ZEI Forschungskooperation mit dem West Africa Institute (WAI) von 2007 bis 2016 C237 2016 = Sustainable regional integration in West Africa and Europe ZEI Research cooperation with the West Africa Institute (WAI) from 2007 to 2016

    Vogl, Matthias; Sohn, Rike
    No abstract.

  20. America and Europe in the Twenty-first Century. ZEI Discussion Paper C236 2016

    Bindenagel, James D.
    From the Introduction. Congratulations ZEI Master Fellows of European Studies ‘Class of 2016’! Your choice to study European politics, culture, economy and society at this prestigious university will prove rewarding to you in many ways. Graduation is just the culmination of your formal academic training, and now you will apply what you have learned and continue to develop skills in the working world. I congratulate you on your personal achievements, and I wish you the best as you conclude your studies. I am sure you are excited. You have worked hard to get here and deserve to enjoy your Final Ceremony and also have a bit of fun.

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