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Since the start of the program in 1998/99, more than 400 fellows have graduated with a Master of European Studies from the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). More...

 

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Ludger Kühnhardt: Maturing beyond Cotonou: An EU-ACP Association Treaty for Development. A proposal for reinventing EU relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.European Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 235/2016

Ludger Kühnhardt:
Maturing beyond Cotonou: An EU-ACP Association Treaty for Development. A proposal for reinventing EU relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.  More...

 

 

Sarah Gansen ,  Brexit: What is at stake for the Single Market?European Governance and Regulation

ZEI Insights

Sarah Gansen, Brexit: What is at stake for the Single Market?

With the EU referendum just under 4 weeks away, the debate of the impact of Brexit is growing increasingly fierce and gaining more and more momentum. In this new ZEI Insight Sarah Gansen (ZEI Alumna “MES Class of 2014” ) investigates what kind of impact a Brexit would have on the Single Market.    More...

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Comparative Regional Integration

Crisis management in West Africa and the role of regional cooperation

 

Rike Sohn: EU environmental policy and diplomacy from Copenhagen to Paris and beyondEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 234/2016

Rike Sohn:
EU environmental policy and diplomacy from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond
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Robert Stüwe, The EU Commission’s Energy Security Package: A Challenge To Russia’s Gas Dominance?European Governance and Regulation

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Robert Stüwe, The EU Commission’s Energy Security Package: A Challenge To Russia’s Gas Dominance?

In February 2016, the European Commission released its “Energy Security Package” to give new political impetus for an integrated European energy market and to diversify suppliers and routes. Do the new proposals challenge Russia’s dominance as the main supplier for natural gas to the EU?    More...

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Comparative Regional Integration

ARISA presents innovative approaches to regional migration

 

European Governance and Regulation

The Future of Europe – ZEI-MEDAC Roundtable 2016: Challenges of migration in a discussion with Arab diplomats

 

Regional Integration Observer No. 2016/01Comparative Regional Integration

Regional Integration Observer No. 2016/01

The first edition of the Regional Integration Observer (RIO) in 2016 is dedicated to the challenges that (West) Africa will be facing in the year ahead...  
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EU Migration and its complexities

European Governance and Regulation

ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 4 No. 1/2016

EU Migration and its complexities

Migration has climbed to the top of the European political agenda, both at the EU level and in the member states. This issue of the Future of Europe Observer sheds light on the different aspects of the migratory crisis.   More...

 

ZEI mourns Hans-Dietrich Genscher

 

Henri de Waele , EU Institutional Governance: Exploiting the Potential for Democratic ReformEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Henri de Waele, EU Institutional Governance: Exploiting the Potential for Democratic Reform

The current financial, migration and geopolitical crises created a perfect storm, placing further dents in the general support for the Union and its policies. In this latest ZEI Insight Prof. Dr. Henri de Waele (ZEI Senior Fellow) analyses the democratic deficit of the European Union and examines its systemic root causes.    More...

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Master of European Studies

ZEI Alumni successful in Shanghai

 

ZEI Discussion Paper C 233/2016, Carla Manzanas: Movement, Security and MediaEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 233/2016

Carla Manzanas:
Movement, Security and Media
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Robbert Jaspers,  When data travels - The Commission’s objective of making EU data protection travel across the AtlanticEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Robbert Jaspers, When data travels - The Commission’s objective of making EU data protection travel across the Atlantic

While the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states in Article 8(1) that everyone has the right to the protection of his personal data, the US view stringent data protection as a potential threat to innovation. In this new ZEI Insight Robbert Jaspers (ZEI Visiting Lecturer) investigates how far the EU Commission has achieved its goal of obtaining guarantees that US government agencies and companies adequately protect EU citizens' personal data.    More...

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Master of European Studies

Europe in practice: ZEI Fellows visit Brussels

 

Katharina Boldt, A new direction in the EU’s fight against terrorism?European Governance and Regulation

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Katharina Boldt, A new direction in the EU’s fight against terrorism?

The latest series of terrorist attacks has once again substantiated the judgement that European values are under attack. As Jean-Claude Juncker underlined in the political guidelines for his presidency, the European Union (EU) is not only a common market, but a Union of shared values. Katharina Boldt (ZEI MES Office) analyses the current EU strategies to tackle the major challenges in order to secure these values.    More...

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Matthieu Bertrand, The Investment Plan for Europe – high political stakesEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Matthieu Bertrand, The Investment Plan for Europe – high political stakes

In January 2015, the European Commission proposed its “Investment Plan for Europe”, as promised by Jean-Claude Juncker in his campaign for the Presidency. The centrepiece of this initiative, nicknamed the “Juncker Plan”, was the setting up of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), targeting the injection of €315 billion in the European economy. Where does the Commission stand one year after taking office?    More...

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Regional Integration Observer No. 2015/03Comparative Regional Integration

Regional Integration Observer No. 2015/03

The third edition of the Regional Integration Observer (RIO) in 2015 is dedicated to the current political challenges in Europe and West Africa. Articles analyze the consequences of the refugee crisis on the European integration process, Africa´s role in climate negotiations...  
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ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 3 No. 3/2015

European Governance and Regulation

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

The Juncker Commission: First year review

This issue of the FEO monitors and assesses the on-going work of the European Commission and traces the implementation of its annual work programme on the basis of the ten priorities outlined by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for 2015.   More...

 

Comparative Regional Integration

African Regional Integration Studies Association (ARISA) Constitutes Inaugural Assembly

 

Master of European Studies

Learning from European Experiences in Governance and Regulation - ZEI hosts West African young professionals

 

Adam Ryckaert, TTIP: the American DebateEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Adam Ryckaert, TTIP:The American Debate

Despite objections on both ends of the Atlantic, TTIP ambles on towards a questionable resolution in the not-too-distant future. Adam Ryckaert (MES Class of 2014) examines how opinions about TTIP have developed in the political arena as well as throughout the general public in the US.    More...

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Sabine Klasen, Irregular Migration in the MediterraneanEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Sabine Klasen, Irregular Migration in the Mediterranean

Migration policies in Europe are increasingly linked to security considerations since the September 11 attacks. This holds especially true for the Mediterranean. Sabine Klasen (MES Class of 2015) examines the different ways on how to break the security paradigm.    More...

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Master of European Studies

ZEI Class of 2016 has begun its studies

 

Sally Brammer , The Myths and Realities of EU Labour MobilityEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Sally Brammer, The Myths and Realities of EU Labour Mobility

The freedom to work in another EU member state is one of the most tangible aspects of European integration for EU citizens. Sally Brammer (Research Fellow ZEI) examines the myths and realities of EU Labour Mobility.    More...

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Dennis Flück, The Crisis Management of Central BanksEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Dennis Flück, The Crisis Management of Central Banks

The impacts of the Global Financial Crisis forced central banks to be creative in adopting new and unconventional monetary policy measures. Dennis Flück (MES Class of 2015 examines the crisis management of central banks.    More...

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Charles Edward Minega and Djénéba Traoré: Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and BeyondComparative Regional Integration

WAI-ZEI Paper No. 25 / 2015

Charles Edward Minega and Djénéba Traoré: Higher Education and Research Policy for Regional Integration in West Africa and Beyond
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Hannelore Kraft: North Rhine-Westphalia and the European UnionEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 232/2015

Hannelore Kraft:
North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Union
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Karl Magnus Johansson: Europarties – A Research NoteEuropean Governance and Regulation

ZEI Discussion Paper C 231/2015

Karl Magnus Johansson:
Europarties – A Research Note
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Matthias Vogl, The European Agenda on Security: Protection of What? A Literature ReviewEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Matthias Vogl, The European Agenda on Security: Protection of what? A Literature Review

“While there has been a kind of ‘path dependency’ towards more Europe in the field of security and protection, the political struggles around the question of what shall be protected at all, will continue.” Matthias Vogl (ZEI Fellow) examines the debate surrounding the European Agenda on Security.    More...

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WAI-ZEI Paper Nr. 24 / 2015, Ludger Kühnhardt and Djénéba Traoré (eds.): Brainstorming for a Pan-African Network in Regional Integration StudiesComparative Regional Integration

WAI-ZEI Paper No. 24 / 2015

Ludger Kühnhardt and Djénéba Traoré (eds.): Brainstorming for a Pan-African Network in Regional Integration Studies
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ZEI Insights, Sabine Klasen, The importance of the German-Turkish relationshipEuropean Governance and Regulation

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Sabine Klasen, The importance of the German-Turkish relationship

Germany represents one of the most important partners for Turkey concerning economic trade relations but also in respect to its path to EU accession. Sabine Klasen (MES Class of 2015) examines the German-Turkish relationship.    More...

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Regional Integration Observer No. 2015/02Comparative Regional Integration

Regional Integration Observer No. 2015/02

The second edition of the Regional Integration Observer (RIO) in 2015 deals with current challenges in the field of peace and security in West Africa.  
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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 No. 23 / 2015Comparative Regional Integration

WAI-ZEI Paper No. 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

ZEI Insights

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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Master of European Studies

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

 

 

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