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Future of Europe Observer Vol. 5 No. 3/2017

This issue of the Future of Testing the feasibility of Macron and Juncker’s EU visions Europe Observer analyses the most prominent visions for reform in the EU in the years to come. A common thread is the importance given to the social policies in order to resolve the democratic deficit within the EU and beyond. (Download)

 

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 5 No. 2/2017

In this Future of Europe Observer-Edition, ZEI Master Fellows “Class of 2017” from all continents share their perceptions of the EU Global Strategy and analyze the multidimensional role of the EU’s external action. (Download

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 5 No. 1/2017

2016 ended for the European Union after a year of permanent damage control. Despite being confronted with mounting challenges, the European Commission continued the implementation of its ten policy priorities. This edition of the Future of Europe Observer reviews the work of Juncker Commission in its second year. Our authors include the following ZEI Scholars and ZEI Master of European Studies Alumni: Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Tobias Buchmann, Yasen Gyurov, Anna Pokorna, Jan-David Blaese, Sujata  Wirsching, Katharina Kant, Grigoriani Bougatsa, Liska Wittenberg, Matthias Vogl, Sally Brammer. (Download

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 4 No. 3/2016

In June of this year a new and unprecedented challenge was laid at the feet of the European Union. For the first time in  European integration a majority in a member state voted to leave. The BREXIT vote, which stunned many in the rest of Europe, has left uncertainty and doubt. This edition of the Future of Europe Observer, produced after the 100 day milestone has passed and following the significant decision of the High Court, looks at where we are and what is to come. After the initial shock has worn off, what can now be said about this historic vote? Our authors include the following ZEI Scholars and ZEI Master of European Studies Alumni: Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Carola Gegenbauer, Hanna Sanders and Matteo Scotto. (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 4 No. 2/2016

Low growth, high unemployment in Southern European member states, TTIP negotiations and EU economic integration stalling, this is how headlines about the EU economy often look like these days. This issue of the Future of Europe Observer analyses the implementation of current EU measures put in place to counter economic stagnation, shedding light on planned policies the EU has announced in this field. Our authors include the following ZEI Fellows (MES Class of 2016 ): Malin Berg von Linde, Ksenija Nikolic and Jiayin Liu. (Download

 

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

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 and its consequences for the EU. Our authors include ZEI Senior Fellow, Prof. Dr. Daniel Tarschys, and the following ZEI Fellows (MES Class of 2016): Kim Förster, Lindsey Brown, Sanni Kunnas, Liska Wittenberg and Ignatius Oli. (Download

 

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

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. Furthermore, it gives an outlook on the challenges ahead for the European Commission and the other institutions in 2016. Our authors include the following ZEI Scholars, Fellows and ZEI Master of European Studies Alumni: Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt, Dr Tobias Buchmann, Deepak Raj Pandaya, Anna Pokorna, Balázs Kubinszky, Dennis Flück, Tristan Suffys, Nikola Veselinovic, Maria Kapiniaris, Maria Staszkiewicz, Malte Tim Zabel, Thomas Panayotopoulos and Robert Stüwe. (Download

 

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. The regulation of network industries, including the need to balance legal issues concerning the improvement of competition and the protection of the rights of individuals are examined. ZEI Master of European Studies Alumni  Carlos Iniesta Corbacho, Pagona Tsormpatzoudi and Senior Fellow Nils Lemberg survey European regulation in the fields of mobile roaming, postal services and in regard to the draft Data Protection Regulation. (Download) 

 

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 and committed himself and his team to achieving the priorities and objectives laid out in his Political Guidelines. This issue of the Future of Europe Observer offers an insight into President Juncker, the new seven Vice Presidents and their portfolios. Fellows from the ZEI “Class of 2015” give an overview of the objectives and priorities of each Vice President, along with potential conflicts and governance challenges which they will face over the course of the political cycle 2014-2019. (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 2 No. 3/2014

Following recent events in Ukraine and with winter fast approaching, energy policy and energy security of the European Union is an issue of great concern for individual citizens and governments alike. As EU member states seek to protect themselves from potential energy supply disruptions, new Commission President Juncker has called for a European Energy Union. This issue of the Future of Europe Observer examines the current and future challenges and issues for European policy makers. Alumni from the ZEI Master of European Studies program examine the call for energy solidarity, the energy network which stretches across Eurasia, and the implications of energy dependency in the EU. (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 2 No. 2/2014

Europe has voted. Between May 22nd -25th 400 million people in 28 member states have been called to vote the 751 MEPs of the 8th European Parliament. This election is important as it is the first since the Treaty of Lisbon, the Parliament now has a number of important new powers. The new political majority will shape European legislation over the next five years and the Parliament - the only directly elected EU institution - is now a linchpin of the European decision-making system. The new FEO follows up on the results of the elections and their various effects on politics in Europe and the wider world". (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 2 No. 1/2014

In light of the forthcoming elections of the European Parliament and the ensuing debate within Europe of key policy issues, the ZEI Master of European Studies “Class of 2014“ gives an overview of the current constitution of the EU under the question "What next for the EU?". (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 1 No. 3/2013

Currently, the European Banking Union with its three pillars is being negotiated and gradually implemented. The Banking Union is aimed at preventing a renewed escalation of the sovereign debt crisis as experienced since 2008. While in the media and in political debates it has been claimed that the economic crisis has been a crisis of the EU itself, a closer look shows that the integration process is continuing and increasing.

This new edition of the ,,Future of Europe Observer“ gives a brief description of the facts and arguments put forward in this debate about the pros and cons of a banking union in the EU. (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 1 No. 2/2013

The current financial crisis has become a litmus test for the EU in priding herself as a community of values. The political debate will go beyond the scope of a full economic or more institutionally integrated EU with an appropriate administrative and financial management to meet the challenges of the current crisis.

With the new issue of our ”Future of Europe Observer“, ZEI explores what the idea of European solidarity means to all of us in the 28 EU member states. We have asked academics from all member states to give their opinion. (Download)

 

Future of Europe Observer Vol. 1 No. 1/2013

A new debate on the future of Europe has emerged which will define the path of the European Union in the years ahead. ZEI accompanies this process of discussion with the new “Future of Europe Observer“ which regularly provides an EU-wide platform for contributions from across the EU and beyond.

The first edition, compiled by ZEI Fellows of the Master "Class of 2013", summarizes the contributions from across the EU to overcome the state deficit crisis between 2010 and early 2013. The newly evolving European consensus will develop a new dimension of European interests with regard to economic, fiscal, and budgetary policies. It will shape the scope and legitimacy of the European Union. (Download)

 

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