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ZEI Future of Europe Observer
Vol. 7 No. 3/2019

Soft Power Policies in the Mediterranean Region



New Book Release

Ludger Kühnhardt/

Tilman Mayer (eds.),
The Bonn Handbook of Globality, 2 vol., Cham: Springer International, 2019.

In the context of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Bonn University, more than one-hundred of its professors provide innovative interpretations of key concepts of social sciences and humanities in the age of globality.


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Alumni Testimonial

 “ ZEI prepared me for my career by giving me the economic, institutional, political and legal underpinnings of the European Union”


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New Book Release

Christian Koenig /

Bernhard von Wendland

The Art of Regulation: Competition in Europe - Wealth and Wariness, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. 


Increasingly, EU market regulation measures have been introduced in the pursuit of economic justice and welfare. This book illustrates how regulation can help to prevent the abuse of dominance, in particular the abuse of public capital by the state. More...









Study at ZEI

Master Fellows with EU Commission President Juncker and the latest Future of Europe Observer

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Migration in the Mediterranean is being discussed with Arab diplomats and ZEI research partners from Malta (MEDAC)










20 Jahre MES

Opening Doors

More than 600 students from 123 countries have studied at ZEI. For our alumni many doors opened up to achieve impressive careers.

Download our jubilee brochure with many details about 20 years of successful post-graduate education at ZEI.

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ZEI Insight No. 64


KlugerDionigi-64Maja Kluger-Dionigi,

Difficulties of Enhancing the Eurozone’s Democratic Accountability – the Status of the European Commission’s Proposals

In this ZEI Insight, Dr. Maja Kluger-Dionigi (ZEI Senior Fellow) examines the impact of the European Commission's 'EMU roadmap'-proposals on parliamentary oversight of the Economic and Monetary Union.


Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation

ZEI Monitor: EU Progress 2014-2019

ZEI Monitor assesses the on-going work of the EU institutions. On the basis of the ten priorities outlined by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for the period 2014-2019, the EU pursues annual work programs. ZEI Monitor traces the implementation of the work programs.


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 Achievement of objective


ZEI Discussion Paper


ZEI Discussion Paper C 258/2020

Ermir I. Hajdini, Nikola Jokić, Teodora Lađić,
Ksenija Milenković, Denis Preshova,
Flandra Syla (eds.),

Western Balkans and the European Union



ZEI Discussion Paper C 257/2020

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Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015).
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ZEI Directors' Pen

ZEI Directors Prof. Dr. Christian Koenig and Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt publish regularly scholarly articles and books...


One of the largest specialized libraries on European integration which serves ZEI researchers, Master students and visiting scholars.

ZEI Opening Doors

Let ZEI open the door for your professional future.

Alumni Testimonials

ZEI Alumni talk about what can happen following a successful academic year at ZEI.

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