Hintergrund: 100 Tage Juncker-Kommission – Ist der Neustart gelungen?

Berlaymont buildingDie neue Europäische Kommission unter Präsident Juncker hat am 01. November 2014 ihre Arbeit in Brüssel aufgenommen. 100 Tage später ziehen Hans Stein, Regionalbüroleiter Europäischer und Transatlantischer Dialog in Brüssel, und Julie Cantalou, European Affairs Manager in Brüssel, eine erste Bilanz: Welche Erfolge und Misserfolge lassen sich bisher verzeichnen und welchen Herausforderungen müssen sich die 28 Kommissare zukünftig stellen?

Den vollständigen Hintergrundbericht können Sie hier abrufen.

Photo credits: flickr.com/photos/heliodias/

Europe Decides… and we look on!

Europe Decides LogoToday, as polls open in the UK and the Netherlands, FNF Europe has invited David O’Leary, Project Leader of Europe Decides with Burson-Marsteller Brussels and Thomas Leys, Campaign Officer for the Open VLD to discuss with us the campaigns & candidates of EU2014 elections and tell us what they think the EU will look like post-elections.

Looking into his crystal ball, on the results of the European elections O’Leary sees the core pro-EU parties in the lead. Although the Eurosceptic left and right-wing populist parties stand to gain significant increases in seats, “these groups will do nothing but create noise” – their inability to form coalitions or coherent policy positions will still leave most of the actual legislative work to be firmly in the hands of the mainstream parties. Their expected impact is overstated and the days of them catching the headlines will be but fleeting. Together the EPP, S&D and ALDE will still take up two thirds of the seats. Continue reading

Upcoming event: “The role of the European Commission in European Defence”

logosTuesday, 17 December
15.00 – 16.30

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Ave de Cortenbergh 71,
1000 Brussels

Against the background of the upcoming European Council, this meeting is designed to discuss the Commission’s view on the European Defence market, the proposals that had been outlined in the Communication “Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector” and further steps beyond the European Elections in 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Hugo Sobral, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission and MEP Andrew Duff as speakers and we are looking forward to a fruitful discussion.

Please RSVP via our online registration form by 16 December

For any information regarding this event please contact  the ESRT Director Event Coordination Andreas Berding: +32 (0) 2 640 63 92 /Andreas.Berding@security-round-table.eu