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EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2009

Barroso II’s political guidelines: A mixture of old and new?

"Let's hope [European Commission President José-Manuel] Barroso will be able to restore the Commission's position as a driving force [in European politics]," writes Olivier Lacoste, research director at Confrontations Europe, in a September paper.
EU Priorities 2020 25-09-2009

A new Barroso?

"The standing of the [European] Commission vis-à-vis the other institutions has fallen during the last five years. It is vital for the European Union that this trend be reversed," writes Stanley Crossick, founder of the European Policy Centre, in a July post on Blogactiv.
Future EU 08-09-2009

Time for action: Immediate priorities of the next European Commission

There are "immense internal and external challenges facing the EU" and as yet no new approved president of the European Commission, but setting out the priorities of the new EU executive is crucial, argues a team from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in a July policy briefing.
EU Priorities 2020 20-06-2008

Seen from America : What to expect from the French EU Presidency

It remains to be seen whether the upcoming French EU presidency to be presided over by President "Sarkozy the European" will be successful, claims Justin Vaïsse of the Fondation Robert Schuman. 
EU Priorities 2020 08-05-2008

Nicolas Sarkozy: A new style of EU Presidency?

"Le style c'est l'homme" as the French say, yet Nicolas Sarkozy's style does not suit all European policymakers, explains Joachim Fritz-Vannahme in a February paper for the Bertelsmannstiftung.