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Robert Stüwe, New Strategy for Completing the Single Market: A New Chance?European Governance and Regulation

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Robert Stüwe, New Strategy for Completing the Single Market: A New Chance?

The Commission should concentrate on fully implementing the 2006 Services Directive in order to further integrate the services market. Robert Stüwe (MES Class of 2014) argues that doing so will level the playing field across the EU, unlocking substantial growth potential and further complete the Single Market.    More...

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WAI-ZEI Paper Nr. 23 / 2015

Ablam Benjamin Akoutou,Rike Sohn, Matthias Vogl, Daniel Yeboah (eds.): Migration and Civil Society as Development Drivers - a Regional Perspective
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Europäische Sicherheitspolitik in Afrika im Wandel. Von Machtpolitik zum aufgeklärten Eigeninteresse?Comparative Regional Integration

Schriften des ZEI – New Publication

Europäische Sicherheitspolitik in Afrika im Wandel
Von Machtpolitik zum aufgeklärten Eigeninteresse?

Matthias Vogl. 2015, 400 pages, ISBN 978-3-8487-2142-9
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European Governance and Regulation

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Tobias Buchmann, Is the Juncker plan an appropriate answer to the European investment gap?

“Addressing the public and private investment gap should be seen as one component of fostering growth, rather than being the only policy response.” In this ZEI Insight Tobias Buchmann (MES Class of 2008) reviews the current literature and analyses the debate surrounding the Juncker Investment Plan.    More...

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Northrhine Westphalian Prime Minister Kraft: More Europe, less unemployment, stricter rules for all 

 

ZEI Discussion Paper C 230/2015, Thomas Panayotopoulos: The Energy Union – a solution for the European energy security?European Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 230/2015

Thomas Panayotopoulos:
The Energy Union – a solution for the European energy security?
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ZEI Discussion Paper C 229/2015, Kun Hu: Innovations of the European Central Bank in the Context of Financial and Monetary Integration. A Chinese AssessmentEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 229/2015

Kun Hu:
Innovations of the European Central Bank in the Context of Financial and Monetary Integration. A Chinese Assessment
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Velyana Topalova, An EU Transparency Register in Progress

“Due to the intrinsic complexity of European policy making, unregulated lobbying activity could threaten the transparency and accountability of the decision making process.” In the latest ZEI Insight Velyana Topalova (MES Class of 2006) examines the Commission’s proposal for a mandatory transparency register.    More..

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ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 3 No. 2/2015

European Governance and Regulation

ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 3 No. 2/2015

This issue of the Future of Europe Observer explores some of the complex questions surrounding regulation within the EU internal market.
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Master of European Studies

Successful career of ZEI Alumni in Japan 

 

Comparative Regional Integration

Kick-off for the implementation of the Master in African Regional Integration 

 

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Sally Brammer and Thomas Panayotopoulos, In pursuit of Better Regulation

The European Commission’s new Better Regulation Agenda represents a significant change to the European legislative process and builds upon the Commission’s commitment to be big on big things and small on small things. ZEI Fellows Sally Brammer (MES Class of 2012) and Thomas Panayotopoulos (MES Class of 2014) examine the new agenda and its chances of success.    More..

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Matteo Scotto, Rewriting the rules: the consequences of TTIP on global trade

ZEI Fellow (MES Class of 2015) Matteo Scotto examines potential geopolitical impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. He argues that the standard rhetoric regarding the geopolitical impacts is misleading and that reality is more complex in a world with countless shades of grey.    More..

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The Future of Europe – ZEI-MEDAC Workshop: Challenges of migration in a discussion with Arabic diplomats  

 

Comparative Regional Integration

Exchange of researchers and practitioners can foster conflict prevention

 

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Pagona Tsormpatzoudi, Data Protection Reform: Strengthening individuals’ rights in the digital era

ZEI Alumna (MES Class of 2012) Pagona Tsormpatzoudi examines the process of the data protection reform establishing a harmonized framework for the protection of personal data in Europe and argues that this reform would facilitate the completion of the internal market and establish a European stance towards data protection at global level.    More..

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Julija Vitanova, Stronger CFSP – the big un-kept promise of the European integration process

Europe’s security environment currently faces several burning conflicts. ZEI Fellow Julija Vitanova argues that Federica Mogherini, as the face of the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy  must fill the CFSP with life and purpose, to succeed in fulfilling the promise of having a stronger and more cohesive European Foreign and Security Policy.   More..

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WAI and ZEI present the concept of a Master program in African regional integration at the 6th Study Group Meeting in Praia

 

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ZEI Fellows visit Luxemburg and Strasbourg

 

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Stephen Calleya, Time for a Euro-Mediterranean Migration Policy 

“The priority of the European Union at this critical juncture in Euro-Mediterranean relations should be to ensure that the Mediterranean does not become a permanent fault-line between the prosperous North and an impoverished South.” ZEI Senior Fellow Professor Stephen Calleya argues that the review of European Neighbourhood Policy offers an opportunity to map out a Euro-Mediterranean Migration Policy. More..

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Caleb Fagade, Governance challenges on the path to a Digital Single Market. 

“Realizing the objective of the Digital Single Market is a key component towards bringing the EU back to rapid and sustainable growth.” ZEI Fellow Caleb Fagade examines the governance challenges facing Andrus Ansip, arguing that the inclusion of relevant stakeholders is key to overcoming them. More..

 
 


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Regional Integration Observer No. 2015/01

The first edition of the Regional Integration Observer (RIO) is dedicated to the political challenges in 2015.

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European Governance and Regulation

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Maria Kapiniaris, Governance Challenges towards better regulation and transparency.

“The making of laws lies at the very heart of the EU political system.” ZEI Fellow Maria Kapiniaris assesses the governance challenges facing Commission Vice-President Timmermans and argues that he must act decisively, making necessary reforms to regulation and improving transparency.
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Connecting African Regional Integration Researchers during the 6th WAI-ZEI Study Group Meeting on 25-26 March 2015 in Praia, Cabo Verde

Regional Integration Researchers from Africa and Europe will meet from 25-26 March 2015 in Praia, Cabo Verde, to discuss how regional integration research across the African continent could be linked in a more formal and structured way. The Workshop is part of the bi-regional research and consulting project “Comparative Regional Integration in West Africa and Europe”, a cooperation between the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI).
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Rike Sohn, Post-Lima headaches: Which role for the EU heading towards Paris?

Dennis Flück, Digital Harmonization:  Unlocking the untapped potential of the European Single Market.

Carla Manzanas, A Social Euro and Economic Dialogue: Conflicting Aims. 

Saša Mester, What challenges lie ahead of the new Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue.

Nikola Veselinovic, New Commission brings new energy policy approach.

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Europe in practice: ZEI Fellows visit Brussels

 

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ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 3 No. 1/2015

During his first three months as Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker has implemented considerable changes to the organisation of the European Commission ...
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ZEI Discussion Paper C 228/2015

Ludger Kühnhardt:
Neighbors and other realities: The Atlantic civilization and its enemies
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ZEI Discussion Paper C 227/2015

Monika Wulf-Mathies:
Europäische Integration aus historischer Erfahrung. Ein Zeitzeugengespräch mit Michael Gehler
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ZEI InsightsEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Insights

"ZEI Insights" provide commentary and critical analysis on governance and regulation issues related to the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission and its interplay with the European Parliament and the European Council. Authors of "ZEI Insights" are ZEI Scholars, Master of European Studies Fellows and Alumni. More...

 

European Governance and Regulation

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David Muschiol, A long road to an ambitious goal: The Digital Single Market.

Volker Nitsch, Juncker’s Priorities: A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union.

Matthias Vogl, Travelling at the “speed of light”? Challenges for the European Common Foreign and Security Policy. 
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Comparative Regional Integration

WAI-ZEI Paper No. 20-22 / 2015

Sally Brammer/ Maria de Fátima Fortes, Master in African Regional Integration.  More...

Ludger Kühnhardt, World War I: Lessons Learned and Lessons Threatened.   More...

Manuel Guilherme Júnior, Comparison of Regional Economic Communities in Africa – The Case of SADC.   More...

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