European Policy Centre

Future EU 26-01-2022

High Noon for the Conference on the Future of Europe

Last weekend, the Conference on the Future of Europe entered a new phase. With most participatory elements of the Conference, including the European Citizens Panels (ECPs), about to conclude, the process enters its hot political phase. A Conference Plenary will discuss citizens’ recommendations and ultimately transform them into the initiative's outcome, writes Johannes Greubel.

The corona crisis: A catalyst for climate action?

The corona crisis, with the ongoing health crisis and the expected economic crisis, should be used as a catalyst to get the EU on a more sustainable track and accelerate efforts towards climate-neutrality. Greater sustainability is an answer to the...
Future EU 23-11-2017

Time to re-energise Europe

Europe must not stand still and the Leaders Agenda is a step in the right direction. But we must seize the current window of opportunity to re-energise the EU by tackling multiple issues at once, argue Herman Van Rompuy and Janis A. Emmanouilidis.
Global Europe 10-11-2016

The insurgency takes Washington

Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential elections marks a watershed moment in American political history, and, very possibly, world affairs, writes Giovanni Grevi.

Brexit 19-05-2015

What can Brussels do to avoid Brexit?

Clear but invisible lines of communication between London and Brussels, and a pragmatic and opportunistic approach are required if Brexit is to be avoided, according to Fabian Zuleeg.